Environmental Awareness Initiatives

Environmental Awareness

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Fingal County Council employs an Environmental Educational Officer to promote Environmental Awareness Programmes, such as Green Schools, Fingal’s Cleaner Communities Competition, Green Dog Walker, Adopt a Patch, Stop Food Waste, Master Composter Workshops, Gum Litter Awareness, and supporting the Community Environmental Action Fund (Local Agenda 21).

Climate Change engagement was also part of the Awareness Programme. 

Sustainable Christmas

Sustainable Christmas

We Wish you an Eco-Christmas 


Community Environmental Action Fund (Local Agenda 21)

Councils can provide financial assistance to local groups including community groups, schools and environmental Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to assist small-scale environmental projects which promote sustainable development.

anti graffiti

Anti-Litter & Anti-Graffiti Competition Funding 2019

These projects are funded by Fingal County Council and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment.

Stop Food Waste

Composting & Stop Food Waste

Stop Food Waste is a national programme involving all Local Authorities.  In Ireland we are generating at least 1 million tonnes of food waste each year with the majority of this managed in Ireland. 

Instrument project

Instruments Project

In 2019 we started the Instruments Project whereby we clean and mend the instruments presented for disposal at our Recycling Centres (Swords Estuary and Coolmine). 

Environmental Awareness Initiatives

Greener Communities 2019

The focus this year was on increasing pollinators and biodiversity and on sustainable communities – our role in creating a more sustainable future.

Gum Litter Awareness Taskforce members with Mayor of Fingal County Council Cllr Eoghan O’Brien

Gum Litter Awareness Campaign

Fingal is among 26 participating local authorities launching the “Bin Your Gum When You’re Done” campaign.

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