An Taisce, the National Trust for Ireland is a charitable organisation that aims to preserve and protect Ireland’s natural landscape and buildings.
Eco Unesco aims to raise environmental awareness, understanding and knowledge of the environment among young people. Its goal is to promote the protection and conservation of the environment and to promote the personal development of young people through practical environmental projects and activities.
Eco-Schools aims to empower students to be the change our sustainable world needs by engaging them in fun, action-orientated learning. This international programme is run by Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
Enfo is Ireland’s public environmental and sustainable development information service, presenting substantial information including a library on environmental and historical issues. It also has a dedicated learning zone for second level students categorised into academic subjects. Materials available include posters, activity packs and contact lists relating to topics such as global warming, sustainable development, water pollution and wildlife.
Environmental Protection Agency
In Ireland, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protects the environment through its enforcement and monitoring activities. The EPA works with government agencies and departments responsible for environmental protection. The EPA works with many government agencies and departments that have responsibility for environmental protection.
Friends of the Earth
Friends of the Earth campaigns for environmental justice and sustainability. Friends of the Earth believe in sustainable development - meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
Friends of the Irish Environment
Friends of the Earth promote education and action for environmental sustainability and environmental justice and focus on Ireland’s response to environmental challenges such as climate change and energy, the waste crisis and the spread of genetically modified crops and food.
Global Footprint Network
Global Footprint Network was established to enable a sustainable future where people have the opportunity to live satisfying lives. They help decision-makers recognise the impact of their own policies and demonstrate that it is both in their interest and within their power to be environmentally friendly.
Gorta - Self Help Africa
Gorta-Self Help Africa works in 10 core African countries, tackling poverty and improving the lives of local communities. The organisation works both with its own African staff, and through local partners to undertake a range of integrated development programmes amongst rural communities. Gorta-Self Help Africa supports development education in Ireland through workshops, support and resources.
Irish Seed Savers
Irish Seed Savers aim to protect, conserve & utilise Irish plant genetic resources including rare heritage seeds, grains, vegetables & fruit. They also want to promote agricultural biodiversity for food security and educate the public on agricultural biodiversity and food security through information and workshops.
Stop Climate Chaos
Stop Climate Chaos is a coalition of civil society organisations campaigning to ensure Ireland plays its part in preventing runaway climate change. Current members include development, environmental, youth and faith based organisations.
Sustainable Energy Ireland
Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEAI) provides free-of-charge resources to secondary school teachers focused on sustainable energy use in the home. Website users can search for multimedia resources about various topics related to sustainable energy.
Sustainable Ireland is a guide to sustainability-minded organisations, websites, events and products operating or sold in Ireland.
The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government is responsible for the areas of environment, community, planning, housing, local government and meteorological services.
The Heritage Council
The Heritage Council aims to protect and enhance the richness, quality and diversity of our national heritage for everyone. It works to increase awareness of our national heritage and to highlight its importance to public policy and everyday life. It contains information on a range of environmental and cultural aspects of society such as archaeology, architecture, inland waterways, marine issues and wildlife.
The Northern Ireland Department of Environment
The Northern Ireland Department of Environment aims to protect and improve the environment, promote well-being, and support a sustainable economy, and strong, effective local government.
The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) is an international organisation with a mission to assist in addressing environmental issues.
The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe - The Green Pack
Created by the Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe, the Green Pack is an interactive online resource for secondary school teachers. It provides lots of information and teaching tools to accompany a large variety of environmental topics. Lesson plans are provided for each topic, as well as interactive ‘dilemmas’ for students. These dilemmas detail a situation, provide optional solutions to the situation, and allow the student to see what the positive and negative effects of each optional solution would be. Quizzes for each topic are also provided.
VOICE is an environmental charity that focuses on waste and water issues. VOICE represents people from across Ireland and reflects the growing concern that Irish people have for the quality of their environment.
World Wildlife Federation
The world’s leading conservation organisation, the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.
Youth XChange is designed to help trainers and individuals understand and communicate on sustainable lifestyles. Through Youth XChange, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UNESCO try to show young people that it is possible for all of us to translate our aspirations for a better world into everyday actions. The website and related guide are intended as a tool kit to help trainers involve young people. It has been designed to assist youth groups, NGOs and teachers to help raise awareness of sustainable consumption (SC) and empower youth to put theory into practice.