Sustainable Living

Organisation Contact

Department of Environment, Community and Local Government is responsible for:

  • Publishing a renewed National Sustainable Development Strategy in 2008. “Making Ireland's Development Sustainable"
  • A five-year review of the original 1997 Strategy, was produced by the DOEHLG in 2002
  • “Greening” procurement across the public sector
  • Establishment of the Comhar Sustainable Development Council
  • EU LIFE+ Programme 2007-2013
Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government,Custom House, Dublin 1.
Tel (01) 888 2000
Fax (01) 888 2888
Ardcavan Business Park,Wexford.
LoCall 1890 20 20 21

www.environ.ie

The Environmental Protection Agencies priorities include:

  • Protecting the Irish environment and ensuring that development is sustainable 
  • Environmental research and development on issues like over-enrichment of rivers and lakes, climate change and greener production
  • Documents on sustainable living are under socio-economics.
  • Coordinates environmental research in this area

EPA Headquarters
PO Box 3000
Johnstown Castle Estate
Co. Wexford
Tel: 053-9160600
Fax:053-9160699
Email: info@epa.ie
Lo Call: 1890 335599
Opening hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Reception hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm
www.epa.ie

Local Adminstration:

  • Help monitor changes in land cover
  • Have input into the National Sustainable Development Strategy in 2008 review
Contact information for your local authority is on the local administration page.

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland is responsible for advising the Government on policies and measures on sustainable energy and starting sustainable energy policies. It is also involved in actions by public bodies, the business sector, local communities and individual consumers.

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
Glasnevin
Dublin 9
Tel Lo Call 1850 376 666
Email info@combatclimatechange.ie
www.seai.ie
www.seai.ie/Your_Building/BER

An Taisce roles include:

  • Impartial monitor on the application of EU environmental legislation at local level
  • Issue and awareness raising (Green Schools)
  • Consultative Prescribed Body
  • Management and Development of Public Heritage Properties
  • Advocating Government Policy
  • Raising Ireland’s Environmental Profile Internationally
  • Communicating with National and Local Government
The mainstay of its work is through educational programmes like green me, green homes, green schools, green business, clean coasts and national spring clean day .

An Taisce
The National Trust for Ireland
Tailors' Hall
Dublin 8
Tel (01) 454 1786
www.antaisce.org

GreenMe,
Brooklawns,
Kinlough,
County Leitrim
Email: info@greenme.ie
Telephone: 071 98 43038
Fax: We don’t have one because they waste paper!
www.greenme.ie


Green-Schools Office,
Environmental Education Unit,
An Taisce, Unit 5a,
Swift's Alley,
Francis Street , Dublin 8
Tel (01) 400 2222
Fax (01) 400 2285
E-mail: greenschools@antaisce.org
www.greenschoolsireland.org
 
Environmental Educational Unit
An Taisce
Unit 5a, Swift's Alley, Francis Street ,
Dublin 8.
Tel (01) 400 2218/05
Fax (01) 400 2285
Dorothy Stewart
www.greenhome.ie

Green Business Initiative,
La Touche House,
IFSC, Dublin 1
Tele: 1850-green1 (1850-473361)
Mon-Fri, 09:00-17:00
www.greenbusiness.ie

An Taisce
The National Trust for Ireland
Tailors' Hall
Dublin 8
Tel (01) 454 1786
www.ibal.ie  

Clean Coasts
An Taisce Environmental Educational
Unit 5a Swift's Alley
Francis Street , Dublin 8.
Tel (01) 400 2221
Fax (01) 400 2285
www.cleancoastproject.org

An Taisce Environmental Educational Unit,
Unit 5a, Swift's Alley,
Francis Street , Dublin 8.
Tel (01) 400 2219
Fax (01) 400 2285
  E-mail nsc@antaisce.org
www.nationalspringclean.org

The ECO-UNESCO provides education for Sustainable Development (ESD). It promotes the protection and conservation of the environment. It is responsible for a number of programmes:

  • Environmental Youth Programmes
  • Young Environmentalist Awards Programme
  • Training Programmes
  • Education Resources

ECO-UNESCO
26 Clare Street
Dublin 2
Tel (01) 662 5491
Fax (01) 662 5493
Email info@ecounesco.ie

www.ecounesco.ie
www.ecounesco.ie/ESD_strategy.aspx

Comhar – Sustainable Development Council is the forum for national consultation on all issues relating to sustainable development. Its role includes:

  • Publishing principles for Sustainable Development 2002
  • Commissioning research on the revision of the National Sustainable Development Strategy in 2007
  • Review and recommendations of 1997 'Sustainable Development: A Strategy for Ireland'

Comhar - Sustainable Development Council
17, St. Andrew Street ,
Dublin 2
Tel (01) 888 3990   Lo Call (1890) 200 327
Fax (01) 888 3999
Email comhar@environ.ie

www.comharsdc.ie

Sustainable water

The Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) is an umbrella network of thirty of Ireland’s leading environmental groups working together to protect Ireland’s waters.

‘Something Fishy’ is a programme aimed at fifth and sixth classes in Primary school.

9 Upper Mount Street ,
Dublin 2,
Tele (01) 6425583
Fax (01) 6425583
Email info@swanireland.ie
Co-ordinator Sinead O' Brien
www.swanireland.ie

www.somethingfishy.ie

 

 

Sustainable travel

The concept of sustainability within the tourism sector

 

 

Dublin Cycling campaign since the 1990's

Promoting public transport through tax breaks

AA Route finder helps save time and petrol

Car sharing

Cultivate
15-19 Essex St West
Temple Bar
Dublin
Tel (01) 674 5773
www.sustourism.ie

http://home.connect.ie/dcc

www.taxsaver.ie

www.aaireland.ie/routes

www.gocar.ie/

Reuse Tips

A waste management website for householders in Dublin

Here you can pick up someone's unwanted goods

Irish based forum

Leftover night just got easier

 

www.dublinwaste.ie

www.freecycle.org

www.jumbletown.ie/forums/index.php

www.leftoverchef.com

Casestudies

Dundalk is becoming Ireland's first sustainable town

 

 

UCD has a sustainable campus plan

Dublin Energy Lab - part of DIT's sustainable research

Dundalk 2020 Project
Sustainable Energy Ireland
Finnabair Business Park,
Dundalk
Co. Louth
Tel   (042) 939 1517

www.dundalk.ie/dundalk-as-a-smart-town.php

www.ucd.ie/gatewayproject/index.htm

http://dublinenergylab.dit.ie/

Feasta aims to help achieve a sustainable society by working on economic, cultural and environmental structures. The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability
14 St. Stephen's Green
Dublin 2
Ireland
Tel (0)1 6619572
Irish first site for Green jobs www.greenjobs.ie
Cultivate aims to provide the tools to live a sustainable live www.cultivate.ie
The Organic Centre provides public education, training and information about organic growing and sustainable living Rossinver,
Co. Leitrim
Tel  (071) 985 4338
Fax  (071) 985 4343
Email info@theorganiccentre.ie
Website www.theorganiccentre.ie
Al Gore's Inconvient Truth has brought Climate Change to the fore. www.climatecrisis.net
New American Dream has lots of practical tips for living a sustainable life. www.newdream.org
Other good practical tips sites www.sustainability.govt.nz/

www.sustainability.org.nz (Business)


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