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 Greener Communities Competition, supporting the Community Environmental Action Fund (Local Agenda 21), the Anti-Litter and Anti Graffiti Fund, Green Dog Walker, Adopt a Patch, Stop Food Waste, Master Composter Workshops, Instruments Waste Prevention Project and Gum Litter Awareness.

Climate Change engagement is also part of the Awareness Programme. 

Reuse month

ReUse Month 2020

October is National ReUse Month, a time to highlight the options for ReUse in our transition to a more sustainable society.

Relove Fashion Image

Relove Fashion Competiton 2020

Upcycling / Recycling Competition for Secondary Schools, This Competition is now closed.

anti litter

Anti -Litter & Anti-Graffiti Fund 2020

The Anti-Litter & Anti-Graffiti Fund 2020 is now open for applications. The winning groups will each receive €2,000 to spend on the projects.

sustainable living tips

Sustainable Living

See some sustainable living tips here for ideas on how you can be a better friend to your environment. 


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). 

Green schools

Green Schools

The Green Schools programme promotes environmental awareness within schools to the point where it becomes an intrinsic part of the ethos of the school.


Sports Club Sustainability Competition 2020


Community Environmental Action Fund 2019-2020 (formerly 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.

Environmental Awareness Initiatives

Greener Communities 2020

Following due consideration, the Fingal County Council Greener Communities Competition will not proceed this year. This is in line with similar competitions and due to the Covid-19 restrictions in place.

Last year the competition focused on Biodiversity and increasing awareness and habitats. We hope that you will continue to garden with biodiversity in mind.


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. 

nature comp

Nature Activity Competition

Whether you fancy getting outdoors or drawing your favourite native Irish mammal there’s an activity in here for everyone! 

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.

 Greening your event

Greening your event

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