What can you do?

 

 

Check out SEAI's grants for home energy efficiency upgrades.

 https://www.seai.ie/grants/home-energy-grants/

The Better Energy Programme is the umbrella for a number of Government schemes that provide full or partial grants to households. These schemes allow households to upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes.  The Better Energy Programme is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – chose reusable products and ones with minimal packaging.

www.voiceireland.org

VOICE is a member-based Irish environmental charity that empowers individuals and local communities to take positive action to conserve our natural resources. VOICE advocates for the government and the corporate sector to adopt environmentally responsible behaviours, and for the development of strong national policies on waste and water issues. Members of the public can arrange with a representative from Voice to have a recycling workshop in their area.

 

Leave the car at home! Use public transport and walk / cycle where possible.

www.smartertravel.ie

The aim of Smarter Travel is to get us all to think about how and why we make travel choices for all the trips we make.  It's about considering the impact our travel decisions have on others and on ourselves. 

Do we need to drive to the local shop to pick up the paper or could we walk? Do we need to drive to work or could we cycle? If we have to drive the kids to school could we car share with other parents in our neighbourhood? Do we need a lift to the airport or could we get a bus?

 

We all know that walking and cycling are better for our health than driving and that getting public transport cuts congestion and is better for the environment.  

We need to use this knowledge to inform our choices. 

 

Plan your meals to avoid food waste — freeze left-overs and compost scraps.

www.stopfoodwaste.ie/

Nobody wants to waste food but often our busy lives and changing plans mean that food, bought with good intentions, doesn't get eaten. Making sure you correctly store and prepare your food means that, when life gets in the way, your food can get another chance.

 

 

Inspire and enable the next generation to act on climate change.

www.ecounesco.ie

www.greenschoolsireland.org

 

Start a local initiative and connect with others already taking action.

www.changex.org

www.thewheel.ie

 

'Small changes. Big difference' — check out EPA's Live Green page for a host of small changes you can make.

www.epa.ie/livegreen/