Sustainable Living

Organisation Contact

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment  is responsible for:

Head Office

        29-31 Adelaide Road


        D02 X285

Tel +353 1 678 2000 
LoCall 1890 44 99 00 

Full contact details: 


The Environmental Protection Agencies priorities include:

  • Protecting the Irish environment and ensuring that development is sustainable 
  • Environmental research and development on issues like over-enrichment of rivers and lakes, climate change and greener production
  • Coordinates environmental research in this area

EPA Headquarters
PO Box 3000
Johnstown Castle Estate
Co. Wexford
Tel: 053-9160600
Lo Call: 1890 335599
Opening hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Reception hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm

Local Adminstration:

  • Help monitor changes in land cover
  • Have input into the National Sustainable Development Strategy in 2008 review
Contact information for your local authority is on the local administration page.

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland is responsible for advising the Government on policies and measures on sustainable energy and starting sustainable energy policies. It is also involved in actions by public bodies, the business sector, local communities and individual consumers.

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
Dublin 9
Tel Lo Call 1850 376 666

An Taisce roles include:

  • Impartial monitor on the application of EU environmental legislation at local level
  • Issue and awareness raising (Green Schools)
  • Consultative Prescribed Body
  • Management and Development of Public Heritage Properties
  • Advocating Government Policy
  • Raising Ireland’s Environmental Profile Internationally
  • Communicating with National and Local Government
The mainstay of its work is through educational programmes like green me, green homes, green schools, green business, clean coasts and national spring clean day .

An Taisce
The National Trust for Ireland
Tailors' Hall
Dublin 8
Tel (01) 454 1786

County Leitrim
Telephone: 071 98 43038
Fax: We don’t have one because they waste paper!

Green-Schools Office,
Environmental Education Unit,
An Taisce, Unit 5a,
Swift's Alley,
Francis Street , Dublin 8
Tel (01) 400 2222
Fax (01) 400 2285
Environmental Educational Unit
An Taisce
Unit 5a, Swift's Alley, Francis Street ,
Dublin 8.
Tel (01) 400 2218/05
Fax (01) 400 2285
Dorothy Stewart

Green Business Initiative,
La Touche House,
IFSC, Dublin 1
Tele: 1850-green1 (1850-473361)
Mon-Fri, 09:00-17:00

An Taisce
The National Trust for Ireland
Tailors' Hall
Dublin 8
Tel (01) 454 1786  

Clean Coasts
An Taisce Environmental Educational
Unit 5a Swift's Alley
Francis Street , Dublin 8.
Tel (01) 400 2221
Fax (01) 400 2285

An Taisce Environmental Educational Unit,
Unit 5a, Swift's Alley,
Francis Street , Dublin 8.
Tel (01) 400 2219
Fax (01) 400 2285

The ECO-UNESCO provides education for Sustainable Development (ESD). It promotes the protection and conservation of the environment. It is responsible for a number of programmes:

  • Environmental Youth Programmes
  • Young Environmentalist Awards Programme
  • Training Programmes
  • Education Resources

26 Clare Street
Dublin 2
Tel (01) 662 5491
Fax (01) 662 5493

Comhar – Sustainable Development Council is the forum for national consultation on all issues relating to sustainable development. Its role includes:

  • Publishing principles for Sustainable Development 2002
  • Commissioning research on the revision of the National Sustainable Development Strategy in 2007
  • Review and recommendations of 1997 'Sustainable Development: A Strategy for Ireland'

Comhar - Sustainable Development Council
17, St. Andrew Street ,
Dublin 2
Tel (01) 888 3990   Lo Call (1890) 200 327
Fax (01) 888 3999

Sustainable water

The Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) is an umbrella network of thirty of Ireland’s leading environmental groups working together to protect Ireland’s waters.

‘Something Fishy’ is a programme aimed at fifth and sixth classes in Primary school.

9 Upper Mount Street ,
Dublin 2,
Tele (01) 6425583
Fax (01) 6425583
Co-ordinator Sinead O' Brien



Sustainable travel

The concept of sustainability within the tourism sector



Dublin Cycling campaign since the 1990's

Promoting public transport through tax breaks

AA Route finder helps save time and petrol

Car sharing

15-19 Essex St West
Temple Bar
Tel (01) 674 5773

Reuse Tips

A waste management website for householders in Dublin

Here you can pick up someone's unwanted goods

Irish based forum

Leftover night just got easier



Feasta aims to help achieve a sustainable society by working on economic, cultural and environmental structures. The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability
14 St. Stephen's Green
Dublin 2
Tel (0)1 6619572
Irish first site for Green jobs
Cultivate aims to provide the tools to live a sustainable live
The Organic Centre provides public education, training and information about organic growing and sustainable living Rossinver,
Co. Leitrim
Tel  (071) 985 4338
Fax  (071) 985 4343
Al Gore's Inconvient Truth has brought Climate Change to the fore.
New American Dream has lots of practical tips for living a sustainable life.

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