Environmental Awareness Initiatives

Environmental Awareness

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Fingal County Council employs an Environmental Educational Officer to promote Environmental Awareness Programmes in Fingal such as Biodiversity, Green Schools, Greener Communities initiatives, 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 and the Fingal Instrument Project (Waste Prevention).

Climate Change engagement is also part of the Awareness Programme

Dublin clean up

Dublin Clean Up

The Dublin Community Clean up is an annual event involves the whole of Dublin, it’s a combined effort to get groups and individuals mobilised with a common goal – to improve our surroundings.

Here are some photos of Fingal groups out during Dublin Community Clean Up 2021. Well done to everyone, it was a huge success!! Groups were out in force all over Fingal.

For more info Visit www.dublincommunitycleanup.ie

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2021 Anti Litter Anti Graffiti Competition

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2021 Anti-Litter Anti-Graffiti Competition.

Birdwatch Ireland

Birdwatch Ireland Video

Ricky Whelan, Urban Birds Project Officer from Birdwatch Ireland (BWI), presents information on what actions communities can take to assist bird populations in Fingal

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. 

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Sustainable Living

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

Environmental Awareness Initiatives

Greener Communities

View information and material for environmental awareness in your community


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Instruments Project

The Fingal Instruments Project demonstrates Waste Prevention and ReUse whereby we clean and repair musical instruments presented at our Recycling Centres (Swords Estuary and Coolmine).

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Programmes for Schools

Click here to view the Environmental Awareness programmes for Fingal schools


Community Environmental Action Fund (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.

Reuse month

ReUse Month 2021

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

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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