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. 

Community Clean UP

Dublin Clean Up

The Dublin Community Clean Up is 11-19th September 2021.  Click the link for information on how to register for a clean up https://dublincommunitycleanup.ie/

Download the assets here for your social media.  Please use the hashtags in all social media related to the event #ireland #litter #sourcetosea #Communities4Environment

Stop food waste Catherine Fulvio demo

Stop Food Waste with Catherine Fulvio

Catherine Fulvio’s Summer Cookery Demonstration for Outdoor Dining & BBQ tips for Reducing Food Waste

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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. 

sustainable living tips

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



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.


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.

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.

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

Relove Fashion Image

Relove Fashion Competition 2020

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