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.
Greening your event
Sports Club Sustainability Competition 2020
Anti-Litter & Anti-Graffiti Competition Funding 2019
These projects are funded by Fingal County Council and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment.
Community Environmental Action Fund (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.
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).
Greener Communities 2019
The focus this year was on increasing pollinators and biodiversity and on sustainable communities – our role in creating a more sustainable future.
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.
Gum Litter Awareness Campaign
Fingal is among 26 participating local authorities launching the “Bin Your Gum When You’re Done” campaign.