As a community organisation, partnership work is at the heart of our work, and we work with experts,individuals, families, community groups, schools and businesses. We are members of Leitrim Tourism Network and Leitrim Organic Farmers, and at national level we are members of the Irish Environmental Network.
(Click each title to find out more about individual Member Groups)
The Irish Environmental Network (IEN)
IEN is a network of individual environmental Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) that work individually and jointly to protect and enhance the environment and to place environmental issues centre stage in Ireland and internationally.
Works to preserve and protect Ireland’s natural and built heritage.
Dedicated to the conservation of Ireland’s bats. They promote conservation of bats by disseminating educational materials, giving talks and leading bat walks, carrying out nationwide surveys and monitoring of bats, acting as an umbrella group for the local bat groups and providing a central repository for bat records.
The largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. Their aim is the conservation of wild birds and their natural habitats. Established in 1968, they currently have over 14,000 members and supporters and a local network of over 20 branches nationwide.
The Centre for Environmental Living and Training (CELT)
Provides education, training and awareness-raising activities in environmental issues, skills for sustainable living and nature conservation.
Creates a socially, economically and ecologically viable community that will serve as a model for sustainable living into the 21st century and as an education, enterprise, research and service resource for all.
Undertakes important freshwater biology research projects; and contributes to the development of the Integrated Catchment Management approach in support of Water Framework Directive implementation.
Ireland’s leading voluntary tree organisation dedicated to the promotion and protection of our trees, hedgerows and woodlands.
Specialises in environmental education and environmental youth work. It is a non-profit organisation providing practical environmental education services to young people, youth groups, schools and interested individuals.
Founded in 2015 to fill a void in championing environmental rights and sustainability in all facets of environmental and employment objectives.
Aims to identify the characteristics (economic, cultural and environmental) of a truly sustainable society, articulate how the necessary transition can be effected and promote the implementation of the measures required for this purpose. Feasta believe that sustainability must benefit everyone in a society, rather than merely those who are financially or otherwise privileged.
Founded in May 2000 to provide an alternative to a rampant monoculture forestry policy. They value forests because of their essential role in maintaining the fragile ecosystems which preserve the earth’s rich biological and cultural diversity.
Campaign for environmental justice and sustainability. They believe in sustainable development – meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. They also believe in fair shares – too often the poorest communities in the world are denied access to the natural resources essential to life, such as fresh water, while rich countries consume and pollute recklessly.
Friends of the Irish Environment
Established in 1997 to create and maintain a network of conservationists and environmentalists in Ireland
Global Action Plan (GAP) Ireland
An award winning environmental NGO born from GAP International, a membership network established in 1989 with 27 member organisations across 23 countries and 5 continents. GAP is at the forefront of education for sustainable development and sustainable behaviour change, including carbon neutral households, schools, communities and work places.
Good Energies Alliance Ireland
Works through research, advocacy, education and campaigning to influence public opinion and decision-makers in Ireland against on-shore unconventional hydrocarbon development and towards practical policies on energy sources and uses that respect the environment, the planet and people.
Aims to create an awareness of the importance of an ecological and sustainable Ireland through education and community projects. GFI’s priorities and projects are determined by our Board of Directors and are independent of other organisations.
Focuses on environmental and social justice bringing together grassroots organisations, concerned individuals and student groups from all over Ireland to raise awareness and take non-violent direct action on social, environmental and political issues.
Is an outdoor ethics programme designed to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships.This is the place to find out more about everyone’s access rights and responsibilities in Ireland’s outdoors. Leave No Trace Ireland applies to most public lands, coastal and inland water.
The Hedge Laying Association of Ireland
Aims to encourage and facilitate the conservation, protection and appropriate management of hedgerows; promote the craft and profession of hedge laying;encourage and facilitate landowners in the management of hedges by laying, where appropriate;encourage and train people in the craft of hedge laying; establish, maintain and promote recognised standards of craftsmanship in hedge laying; research and document the tradition of hedge laying in Ireland
Work on a whole variety of issues, from farming to economics, from biodiversity to climate change. They work across these areas because they are linked. It is the Green Economy Foundation’s objective to ensure that policy makers see those links, and that strategies take note of the interconnected nature of these different elements.
The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC)
Best known for the Save the Bogs Campaign in Ireland. IPCC is an independent conservation organisation: taking action for bogs and wildlife is what we do and we have had some major success stories over the past 30 years.
Is a living testimony to the richness and wealth of the agricultural legacy of our ancestors. Irish Seed Savers Association was founded by Anita Hayes in 1991. The work was initially done on a small farm in Co. Carlow before moving to Capparoe, Scarriff, Co.Clare in 1996.
Founded in 1990 to establish an All-Ireland sighting and stranding scheme and to campaign for the declaration of Irish territorial waters as a whale and dolphin sanctuary. Since then, the group has grown in numbers to become what it is today, a diverse group of people from varying backgrounds with one thing in common, a passion for whales and dolphins and the marine environment.
A conservation charity committed to raising awareness of Ireland’s rich natural heritage and protecting it for future generations.They provide the public with information about wildlife, run education and training programs, carry out habitat and species surveys, campaign and lobby around biodiversity issues, restore natural habitats, consult with industry, agriculture and Local Authorities to maintain our natural heritage and contribute to national and international forums for the protection of biodiversity.
Dedicated to the preservation of Ireland’s remaining ancient woodlands. They are also committed to the restoration of Ireland’s original climax ecosystem, through the re-creation of woodlands, using only native seed. Their aims are:
The national centre for the circular economy. It is a creative space connecting people, ideas and resources. They bring together the skills and expertise of artists, scientists, designers and craftsmen united in a common purpose of sustainability through resource efficiency and reuse.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland
An umbrella organisation promoting wildlife rehabilitation & supporting the rehabilitators who work in this field in Ireland. Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland exists to promote wildlife rehabilitation and improve wildlife welfare and conservation in Ireland
A not-for-profit workers’ cooperative, formed to promote sustainable development within Ireland, across all sectors. This is done through a combination of public education and consultation, involving events, publications and special projects, as well as by operating Cultivate Centre for Sustainable Living, a learning environment, providing access to tools and information to help people move towards sustainability.
VOICE (Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment)
A member organisation advocating on the wise use of natural resources, environmentally-sound waste prevention and management practices and measures to protect and conserve water.
Zero Waste Alliance Ireland (ZWAI)
Ireland’s most vocal group pursuing the Zero Waste Concept. They are aiming for implementation throughout all aspects of Irish Society from government policy to industry best practices and of course throughout every home on the Island of Ireland and beyond.