Environment News

Community Gardens Harvest Celebration Seminar Announced

  • Wed 11 Oct, 2017
  • Environment News
European Green Leaf, European Region of Gastronomy and Galway City Partnership are delighted to invite food growers and garden-enthusiasts to the Community Gardens Harvest Celebration Seminar, on Friday 20th of October 2017, from 2-5pm in the Harbour Hotel. Speakers include Charles Dowding, proponent of 'No Dig' gardening, regular guest on BBC radio & television; Dr Colin Sage, University College Cork & Cork Food Policy Council; Dee...

Bituminous 'Smoky' Coal in Galway City - DON'T BUY or BURN it

  • Wed 4 Oct, 2017
  • Environment News
If you do, you are contributing to the creation of an environmental and health hazard in your community and your city. You are also breaking the law! Fines of up to €5,000 apply under the Air Pollution Act, 1987 and the Air Pollution Act (Marketing, Sale, Distribution and Burning of Specified Fuels) Regulations, 2012.

Purple Flag renewed for Galway City

  • Mon 2 Oct, 2017
  • Environment News
Galway City has once again been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag. This is a renewal of the Purple Flag accreditation for the city since 2015. The Purple Flag accreditation is awarded by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) who assessed the area against strong criteria. The Purple Flag is an international accreditation awarded to cities and towns that meet a standard of excellence in managing the evening and night-time...

Galway Tidy Towns and Garden Competition 2017 - Results Announced

  • Mon 11 Sep, 2017
  • Environment News
The results of this year's Galway City Tidy Towns and Garden Competition have been announced. The overall winner of the Front Garden Competition was Michael Duffy, 10 The Bailey. The best first time entrant was Phil & John Holland, 15 Lough Atlaia Road. The winner of the Best Floral Display category was Anna Marie O'Brien, 37A Laurel Park, and John Connaughton, 58 St James Crescent, won Best Lawns category. Oaklands was awarded Best...

Managing your Waste Caring for Our Environment – 2017 Anti-Dumping Initiative

  • Thu 31 Aug, 2017
  • Environment News
The 2017 Anti-Dumping Initiative campaign was launched by Minister Denis Naughton, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in Ballinasloe on Monday 13th March, 2017. The aim of the initiative is to provide funding for projects tackling illegal dumping including the provision of support for monitoring and surveillance of dumping blackspots and the development of an integrated community based and effective approach to...

Public Notice: Public Participation in the Identification of Bathing Waters

  • Thu 22 Jun, 2017
  • Environment News
Public participation in the identication of 'bathing waters' under the bathing waters directive 2006/7 ec of 15th february 2006 and the bathing water quality regulations si 79 of 2008  

Have you heard of the Tellus survey? It may be relevant to you.

  • Wed 12 Apr, 2017
  • Environment News
Conducted by the Geological Survey Ireland (GSI), the Tellus survey collects geochemical and geophysical data on rocks, soil and water across Ireland.

European Green Leaf Grant Scheme 2017

  • Thu 23 Mar, 2017
  • Environment News
Do you have a project or initiative that could help to increase environmental awareness in Galway City and that could help your community to promote Galway City as European Green Leaf 2017?

Galway City is European Green Leaf 2017

  • Wed 1 Mar, 2017
  • Environment News
Galway City will be launched as European Green Leaf 2017 today, March 1st 2017, at an official ceremony in City Hall, Galway. Representatives from the European Commission will travel to Galway for the launch event, including Joanna Drake, Deputy Director General, DG Environment and Ben Casper, Team Lead, Urban Environment Policy, DG Environment.

Galway is European Green Leaf 2017

  • Tue 3 Jan, 2017
  • Environment News
It is the first Irish city to be awarded this designation. The Irish city was selected over two other strong-performing finalists: Cornellà de Llobregat of Spain and Mikkeli of Finland.