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Is Your

Outside?

Community?

How green are you outside, in your project’s wider community work? Solutions to consider include environmental schemes, garden competitions and courses, encouraging cycling and much more: 1. Think about what your community already does (eg JI-run environmental schemes / grass-cutting, etc) because it could tick a lot of ‘green’ boxes you haven’t thought of. 2. Has the school in your community a Green Flag? See page 27. 3. Devise a green policy for your organisation. 4. Buy a ‘growbag’ for about !3 and a bag of seeds for !1.50 and you can start gardening. 5. Plant vegetables rather than flowers. Get in contact with your local authority’s horticultural departments. 7. Plant trees. 8. Join the Global Action Plan initiative. See page 27. 9. Start a community garden or better still a community organic garden. See pages 9-10. 10. Campaign for better public transport in your community. Eg a Rural Transport Initiative. 11. Active Age groups provide a real opportunity to link in with people with sustainable living skills. 12. If you are a CDP, Partnership company, FRC or well-positioned community organisation, you are perfectly situated to lobby both the residents and the local authority to make changes. 13. In the newly built Adamstown, outside Dublin, everything is designed to be within walking distance. Can you change the location of services you provide or meetings you attend to encourage legwork rather than using the car? 14. Do residents in your Community really know why it is important to recycle? Do most people do green things just to save money? 15. If you are undergoing regeneration in your area, seek to have community allotments for gardening included in the plans. Does your project pay mileage for cycling to nearby meetings?

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in 1821, there were 1053 people living on Inishbofin

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