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. 

anti graffiti

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.

green schools

Green Schools

Instrument project

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). 

Environmental Awareness Initiatives

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.

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. 

Community water development fund

Community Water Development Fund 2020

The Community Water Development Fund is now open for ap-plications for 2020. Community and voluntary groups who want to get involved in the protection and restoration of a healthy water environment in their local area can access this fund.

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.

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