Fingal County Council employs an Environmental Educational Officer to promote Environmental Awareness Programmes, such as Green Schools, Fingal’s Cleaner Communities Competition, Green Dog Walker, Adopt a Patch, Stop Food Waste, Master Composter Workshops, Gum Litter Awareness, and supporting the Community Environmental Action Fund (Local Agenda 21).
Climate Change engagement was also part of the Awareness Programme.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gum Litter Awareness Campaign
Fingal is among 26 participating local authorities launching the “Bin Your Gum When You’re Done” campaign.
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.