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By Tidy Town | 2010-09-30 19:45:47

Water Harvesting in Bangor Erris

Bangor Erris Tidy towns organisation are committed to green projects in the small rural village in North Mayo. We approached Ballina Beverages and asked for the photographed container. We approached a local business who put up the eve runs and the downpipe on our tool and equipment shed. We connected an overfloe into a outlet and here pictured is our water harvesting unit. we use the water to for our trees, shrubs, flowers and window boxes.

By siobhanbc | 2010-10-24 21:42:37

Rain protected wash line

  • Rain protected wash line
  • Save energy - sustainable method of drying clothes in all kinds of weather

    The simple rain protected wash line ensures that clothes can be dried using wind and solar energy. The materials used are inexpensive. The method used is both environmentally and user friendly.

By Future Proof Kilkenny | 2010-11-01 17:39:27

Kilkenny 400 Fruit Tree project

Kilkenny’s 400 Fruit Tree project will marked the 400th Anniversary of the Signing of the City Charter by planting 400 native and heritage varieties of Apple, Pear, Plum and Cherry throughout the city and environs during 2009/2010

  • 400 Fruit Trees Project Kilkenny
  • Raising awareness to the importance of local food production

    Aims and objectives: In addition to providing a lasting memory of the civic celebrations some of the many benefits of the project include: * Honouring Kilkenny’s long history as a famous apple growing region in times past. * Families and communities working together on a practical project that will be a source of pleasure and nutrition in years to come. * Promoting the use of the urban environment as productive spaces for the growing of food. * Providing food and shelter for wildlife, encouraging bio-diversity and enhancing the beauty of the natural environment. * Encouraging the use of local seasonal food for local consumption to reduce food miles, packaging and waste. * Reconnecting adults and children with the sources of their food and educating ourselves on what can be grown in our local environment. * Highlighting the issue of future food security and the need to become more self-reliant and less dependant on imports. * Helping to rebuild a local food economy and inspire innovation and entrepreneur-ship in artisan food production. * Raising awareness of the need to keep carbon dioxide levels below 400ppm and the role that trees can play in tackling climate change. To follow the progress of the Kilkenny Fruit Tree Project visit www.futureproofkilkenny.org

By Dodder scouts | 2010-11-22 21:26:02

Garden Competition

By ella | 2010-11-24 10:35:49

Our Vegetable Patch

Our Grandad helping us grow our vegetables.

By kazdaz | 2010-11-24 14:57:02

Our Greener Space.

We have created a Green Schools Committee and they are working towards our second green flag. This committee includes the Click Team which ensures that there is no energy being wasted throughout the school. These energy angels check our energy checklists daily. Our school has reduced our waste by recycling and everyone bringing their waste home. Our latest project, as featured in the video is 'Our Grener Space'.

  • Our greener Space
  • The green Space project at Scartleigh National School.
    Scartleigh N.S., Saleen, Cork., 2010-11-16 00:00:00

    'Our Greener Space'. In our school we have developed our environment including our raised gardens, new trees, grass areas and hope to develop our countyard soon. Our parents, including our local gardening expert, help inform the children on how to keep our school a greener space. We hope you enjoy our video.

By Competition entry 5 | 2010-11-26 12:48:16

Forth Port Sea Scout Organic Garden

By Competition entry 6 | 2010-11-26 13:11:29

Ennis Tidy Towns - Love Your Mug Project

By screamer | 2010-11-29 20:04:25

Our Green Compost Toilet

Our compost toilet needs neither water to flush with or a sewage treatment system. In our compost toilet, liquid and solid wastes are routed separately. This separation process makes it possible to recycle the waste back to nature as an organic fertilizer. When urine and faeces become mixed together, the combination starts to ferment, and can have an environmental impact. The urine is collected outside the toilet and put on our compost heap which is then used on our vegetable garden, urine is known to be high in nitrogen and a compost activator. The solid waste, saw dust and toilet paper, are routed to a container and is easily lifted out and stored outdoors for 1 year in a separate compost heap and then used to fertilize our trees which will become fire wood for both heat and cooking. This process is used in order to decompose the waste fully and inactivates human pathogens. Our composting toilet is environmentally friendly as it uses no electricity or water and recycles all waste.

By Brid Carolan | 2010-12-06 18:21:24

Willful waste makes for woeful want!!

The following are some of the measures which we The Bangor Erris Tidy Town committee are implementing in our locality to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill,

By omcdonald | 2010-12-26 23:59:51

St.Tiarnach's P.S. Clones. Our Greener Space

By Competition Entry 12 | 2011-01-04 12:50:50

Blooming Amazing - St Thomas’ SNS

This film encapsulates the essence of our community garden. This film has been made by our third class, over a period of two months, and it carefully portrays a special message about what our garden means to us. It has been edited to a timeframe of five minutes, presenting all sections of the garden, in which the children have created and cultivated in an environmentally friendly way. The film speaks volumes. Our garden is indeed ‘Blooming Amazing’. In light of this, we recently have been honoured with a film award for Primary schools FÍS, in the category of ‘Best Use of the Environment’, Presented by Mary McAleese. This documentary really captures our success story.

By Competition Entry 12 | 2011-01-05 11:57:59

Blooming Amazing School Garden: Before and After

Before and after the Blooming Amazing School Garden was created.

By Competition Entry 13 | 2011-01-05 12:30:12

School Garden: Rathfarnham Educate Together National School

The twenty seven children of 4th class worked in four separate groups, brainstorming all our initiatives in the school to ‘be green’. Then they wrote their scripts and set off around the school to showcase their place! They worked very hard over a couple of weeks to highlight how they recycle, conserve energy and water, encourage biodiversity and educate each other on green matters! Each group presented, directed, filmed and edited their own work.

By Competition Upload 14 | 2011-01-14 17:28:54

St Philip the Apostle Senior National School Garden

St Philip the Apostle Senior National School Garden

By Mia artist | 2011-02-22 00:07:32

new "babies" in Kilcash!

5 years ago I put in these two ponds... I retrieved some frog spawn from a neighbour's pond and voile, a lovely wee community of very happy frogs! And there are now well over 60 adults (I am guessing), judging from the noise they are making at the moment, making their new babies! Am so proud of them and managed to get a few photos; little gits keep hiding and going quiet when I go out with the camera but here's a few from today!

By ruth | 2011-06-14 14:13:00

'Raising Awareness about Marine Litter through Art', by Mags Keane

For my art and environment project, I investigated our coastal landscape and documented the pollution of our beaches from flotsam and jetsam to general household rubbish washed ashore or left behind by visitors to our beaches. I covered the area from Benvoy to Portally Cove in Co. Waterford encompassing various beaches along the way. (Benvoy kilfarrasy, Tramore, Ballymacaw, Portally Cove). I photographed and collected ‘found objects’ along the shoreline and brought them back to the studio in college. Back in the studio, I constructed a series of ‘masks’ almost human in form and returned to the beach where I re-installed them as sculptural pieces gazing back in from the ocean in a satirical response to the pollution of our coastline.

By deirdre@obrolchain.com | 2011-11-29 23:24:49

Planning for Spring Bling! Bulb Planting in Cloughjordan's Main Street, North Tipperary

The 3rd-6th Class pupils of Cloughjordan's two primary schools worked hard with local residents in October 2011, planting Spring Bulbs on the village's Main Street, in and around the base of trees and flower tubs. We look forward to lots of Spring Bling in 2012!