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 Local Agenda 21 Program.
Climate Change engagement was also part of the Awareness Programme.
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.
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).
Gum Litter Awareness Campaign
Fingal is among 26 participating local authorities launching the “Bin Your Gum When You’re Done” campaign.