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Thank you to Christina Nill and her youth group who contacted us from Colorado. They said they found our green pages very useful when they were working on a recycling project for their local community, and wanted to recommend this page on how to reduce waste and save money at home by thinking green!

www.greenhospitality.ie

Green Hospitality is Ireland’s premier certification programme for the hospitality industry and has members across all aspects of the hospitality sector. GHP offers internationally recognised certification under two main areas – Responsible Tourism (Eco-label and Award) and Eco-Tourism (Eco-tourism label)

 www.greentravel.ie

(Under construction 2012) Greentravel.ie is a green consumer website which will enable responsible travellers, domestic and international, to access a wealth of Green Businesses across the hospitality sector. Travellers will be able to book green accommodation, reserve electric vehicles, eat local, seasonal Irish food in restaurants and pubs, visit green attractions and engage in green and eco-tourism activities.

 www.greenerfestivals.ie

Greener Festivals is a Green Hospitality programme designed to encourage festivals to adopt best practice environmental principles and actions during their festival.

 www.greenbusiness.ie

Greenbusiness.ie is a resource efficiency project designed for businesses in Ireland to enable them to access support and advice in ways to be more environmentally efficient. This is an EPA programme.

 www.epa.ie

Environmental Protection Agency website. The EPA is tasked with the protection of Ireland’s eco system.

 www.localprevention.ie

The LAPN (Local Authority Prevention Network) is an initiative of the Environmental Protection Agency led National Waste Prevention Programme, working with Irish local authorities to deliver resource efficiency and waste prevention initiatives at a local and grassroots level.

 www.tidytowns.ie

The primary focus of Tidy Towns is to encourage communities to improve their local environment and make their area a better place to live, work and visit.

www.wfto.org

WFTO, the World Fair Trade Organization, has a vision of a world in which trade structures and practices have been transformed to work in favour of the poor and promote sustainable development and justice.

www.leavenotraceireland.org

Leave No Trace is an Outdoor Ethics Programme designed to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research, and partnerships.

www.rainforestalliance.com

The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour.

 www.fsc.org

Environmentally appropriate forest management ensures that the harvest of timber and non-timber products maintains the forest's biodiversity, productivity, and ecological processes.

 www.origingreen.ie

An on-going voluntary sustainability development programme that will demonstrate the commitment of Irish food and drink manufacturers to operating sustainably.

 www.storyofstuff.com

When Annie Leonard and her friends at Free Range Studios set out in 2007 to share what she’d learned about the way we make, use and throw away Stuff, they thought 50,000 views would be a good result for her ‘20-minute cartoon about trash.’ Today, with over 15 million views and counting, The Story of Stuff is one of the most watched environmental-themed online movies of all time.

A Kid's Guide to Recycling

You've probably seen your parents sorting pieces of trash into recycling bins, but why exactly do we recycle? Read how to save money and the environment with this kid's guide to recyling.

 

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