Global Action Plan Ireland / GAP Ballymun aims to provide people with practical tools to build and strengthen sustainable communities by empowering local people to make a difference to their local areas, socially, economically and environmentally.
Global Action Plan (GAP) is a world wide network of organisations aiming to promote and support sustainable development by the design and delivery of programmes that cultivate personal empowerment. It is the very high emphasis placed on empowerment that defines GAP, sets it apart from most approaches and is responsible for its success. Personal empowerment is seen as fundamental to promoting behavioural change and behavioural change is in turn seen as fundamental to promoting a change of core values such as beliefs, attitudes and perspectives. When a person fully integrates a change in these core values, behavioural changes in favour of sustainability become permanent. The 'feel good factor' of empowerment makes the person more receptive to new information and the process of change is accelerated.
The GM-free Ireland Network is an association of individuals and organisations collaborating to keep the whole island of Ireland free of genetically modified (GM) animal feed, seeds, trees, crops, livestock, fish and food.
The Irish Peatland Conservation Council's mission is to conserve a representative sample of the bogs of Ireland for future generations to enjoy. The IPCC is an independent conservation charity entirely supported by voluntary contributions.
Just Forests is a voluntary organisation founded in September 1989, in response to concern about global deforestation and wood wastage. Just Forests supports the concept of sustainable development and the wise use of natural resources - in particular wood.
The Native Woodland Trust is dedicated to the preservation and expansion of Ireland's remaining Ancient woodlands and their flora and fauna. As the least wooded country in Europe, Ireland has less than 0.2% of her woods left, with all large animals (except Red Deer), all Eagles, several birds of prey and many other speices extinct.