Biodiversity

Enabling Native Species to Thrive

Protecting Our Environment

Play Your Part in Climate Change

Sustainable Education

 

We provide environmental education for transitions year students and training for teachers who would like to offer these inspiring training courses.  We will be hosting a series of monthly, free webinars for teachers.

“Our young generation deserves to be well-informed about the severe existential challenges they will face in their future lives. They also need to learn about the sustainable solutions to mitigate these. Transition year is key to the delivery of this knowledge.”

Duncan Stewart 

 

Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the variety of all life on earth – it is nature by another name. Humans have evolved as part of biodiversity and it provides us with everything we need to live: food, air, water, medicine, and the raw materials and processes that support economic activity and development. It is essentially our life support system. In the last 50 years, the world has lost two-thirds of its wildlifeRead more

 

 

Climate Change - The Science

Climate Change – The Science explores the fundamental elements that make up Earth’s climate system and addresses how we know what we do about climate change. This module introduces students to the physical components of natural and human-induced ‘anthropogenic’ climate variability, examines some of the predicted impacts of modern global warming, and asks students to consider practical solutionsRead more

Circular Economy

The Economy module will examine both the current popular economic model known as the Linear and an alternative future model known as the Circular, a shift that some would define as a movement away from Degeneration towards Regeneration. Students will learn to recognise that a shift to a new economic model will not be easy, for it will mean a fundamental cultural change in our attitude to other forms of life on the planet.  Read more

Water Pollution

We humans have our own water cycle that interacts and is dependent on the natural water cycle. Humans and other animals intercept fresh water somewhere on its passage from the sky to the sea. We extract water for our domestic and industrial uses, to irrigate our crops, for certain industries, and to help process our waste. Unfortunately, the contaminants that we introduce to the environment through our use of water ultimately come back to us, as well as to other various life forms. Read more

 “Sustainable education and critical reflection is an integral part of all our children’s education, with the intention of developing informed decision makers towards a safe and healthy future. Here is where the EcoEd4all campaign makes such a valuable contribution. Sustainable education is already seeping in through science and geography curricula, and the EcoEd4all team are energised to complement and inspire. Environmental science and education experts, are co-designing resources to support students and teachers, and are willing to offer up their valuable time to work with formal education and align curricula with local and global examples that engage learners in the context.”

Dr Veronica McCauley

Lecturer in Science Education, NUI Galway

I just attended the online meeting about the EcoEd4All initiative and am ON BOARD! It was super
Marianne G

Gort Community School

“I have been using the resources with my TY Geography group and find them wonderful. We really enjoy the course.”

Nicola Hynes

TY Teacher

Fantastic work from  TY Students at St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rochfortbridge.
TYE have been really busy completing their first module in Biodiversity. They have made bug hotels to attract bugs and insects of all types to the biodiversity of their own gardens.

Great piece in the UK Times on the cross-sectoral movement to have Galway become a National Park City!

President Michael D. Higgins‘ support for this initiative and his comments are well covered in this article which was written by Lorna Siggins.  https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/michael-d-higgins-supports-galways-aim-to-be-national-park-city-lh5p67m9n?t=ie&fbclid=IwAR3qVdy6H6xFL1MIKDFpv1zJYu8oDONR82MmgdLMcH17JTnlv1gf-BbIstY
The article also includes an interview with Kathryn Tierney, policy coordinator at the Directorate General of the European Commission and the European Champion who states “…The EU state of the environment report in December 2019 highlighted cities as hubs of creativity — because a lot of people live in cities, it’s easier to experiment with ideas, find out what works, what doesn’t work and feed that back into policy-making…I see the National Park City Galway as a living example of a local Green Deal — its mandate is cross-sectoral, it’s committed to sustainability, to cross-learning, to making Galway a better place to live for everyone…”
Check out their website at galwaynationalparkcity.com

We Support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with focus on:

3    Good Health and Wellbeing

4    Quality Education

13  Climate Action