Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Public Participation Network

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Public Participation Network (DLR PPN) is an independent umbrella network of community & voluntary, environmental and social inclusion groups active within the local authority area of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. The Public Participation Network is the main link through which the local authority connects with these groups, in addition to usual consultation processes carried out by the local authority.

The aims of the DLR PPN are 

Eco Innovation

Eco Innovation is a registered non-profit organisation founded in 2004.

Through its research and development (R&D) activities, it aims to improve understanding of eco-innovation processes, raise public awareness of the stakes involved, and promote eco-innovations.

We define eco-innovations (EI) as product, process or organisational innovations that add market value and increase environmental and social acceptance. EI are building blocks for sustainable development.


ECO-UNESCO is Irelands only environmental conservation organisation specifically for young people.

ECO-UNESCO's aims are:

  • to raise awareness, understanding and knowledge of our environment among young people.
  • to promote the protection and conservation of our environment among young people.
  • to promote the personal development of young people through practical environmental projects and activities.
  • to promote environmental education in young people.

Energy Saving Trust advice centre

The Energy Saving Trust advice centre offers free, comprehensive advice and support on how you can save energy in the home, low carbon transport and renewable technologies, helping you to save money and the environment.

Give our expert advisers a call the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234 (Calls cost no more than a national rate call). and we can help you decide on simple and effective actions to take in your home. We can also provide you with information on how to access cash backs, grants and offers you may be entitled to.

Environment Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an independent public body established under the Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992.

Mission Statement
To protect and improve the natural environment for present and future generations, taking into account the environmental, social and economic principles of sustainable development.

There are four divisions in the organisation: Corporate Affairs, Environmental Management and Planning, Licensing and Control and Environmental Monitoring and Laboratory Services.


Feasta aims to explore and promote the characteristics – economic, cultural and environmental – that a society must have in order to be truly sustainable. It aims to publish the results of its research as widely as possible so that people can begin to change the way they think and the way they live.

Feasta’s Mission is to identify the economic characteristics that Irish society must have in order to be economically, environmentally and culturally sustainable and to share this analysis with the widest audience possible.

Forest Friends Ireland


The Earth is a fragile place. The viability of the Planet, it's biodiversity and cultural diversity and the ecosystems on which all life depends are in the balance.

Mankind is part of an ever increasing vulnerability.

Forest Friends/Cáirde na Coille was set up in 2001 with a global remit to help to save the rainforests, (the lungs of the world), and to campaign for the growth of local hardwoods.

Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth works with others to create a sustainable community both in Ireland and globally; societies where people have decided to build the conditions for everyone to enjoy a dignified existence and good livelihood while not impinging on the rights of others to achieve a good life.

The sustainable societies we are seeking will conserve a diverse planet, steward resources and improve conditions for both current and future generations.

GAP Ballymun / Global Action Plan Ireland

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.

Our Guiding Principles/Values
In line with our mission statement we believe: