The Green Communities Network is a joint initiative of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, the EPA and An Taisce to encourage the growth of green communities in Ireland. The objective of the network is to radically increase the numbers of individuals and communities living, working and playing in a more environmentally sustainable manner to bring about real and measurable reductions in environmental impact in areas such as waste, energy usage, water usage and carbon footprint.
But what are the hallmarks of a green community? There may already be communities in Ireland that are well on their way to being ‘green’ and environmentally sustainable. This half day session will bring together community and environmental initiatives from around Ireland to enquire into what it means to be a ‘green community’ and explore strategies for our communities, in the broadest sense, to become green, smart and sustainable.