At Global Action Plan we believe in the power of small steps. In building a better society for all, from the bottom up.
We aim to inspire people to become ‘change makers’. And we do that by supporting people with knowledge and skills to develop their own solutions to the environmental and climate crises.
Our focus in working with businesses is employee engagement: we assist companies in growing staff buy-in and providing opportunities for employees to develop effective plans to reduce your company's environmental impact and grow your sustainability strategy.
We deliver programmes for community groups, schools and businesses, in areas ranging from environmental education and climate action, to global citizenship, waste management, biodiversity, the Sustainable Development Goals and community transformation.
Our programmes are evidence-based and designed to promote social inclusiveness and ensure that those who are most disadvantaged or under-served have the support and tools they require to participate in climate action in communities nationwide.
About This Cause
We deliver programmes in environmental education and climate action, global citizenship, the Sustainable Development Goals and community led action.
We have three main programmes and these are managed and delivered by a national team of expert facilitators. These are:
- Schools (Primary and Secondary, Teacher Training and Whole-School Projects);
- Community and Youth
- Corporate and Business
1) Key to creating sustainable communities is working with children and youth. In our Schools programme, we deliver a broad portfolio of workshops focusing on Climate Action themes including Water Wise, Talking Transport, Waste Wise, Bright about Energy, Budding Biodiversity, Water Explorer, Focus on Food, Beautiful Spaces and Climate Action for You(th). In addition we deliver workshops and teacher training in Global Citizenship and Action on Global Goals with a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2018, this programme delivered 263 workshops; reaching 7,108 children and youth.
The Community and Youth programme focuses at community level through existing or new networks in communities throughout Ireland. We approach this programme in two ways. Firstly through offering education and support to communities through workshops such as Your Community Biodiversity, Park Stewardship, Action on Global Goals and The Power of Growing your Own.
2) Secondly we work through GAP’s Green Living & Sustainability Community (GLAS) Gardens in Ballymun and Blanchardstown to bring people of all ages and abilities together, to promote sustainable, local and organic food production, wellbeing and community engagement. Not only do we provide this space for the local communities to access, we use the gardens as spaces of learning and education. The gardens are used on a weekly basis by local community groups, such as St. Michael’s House, Saol Clubhouse, the Central Remedial Clinic, Ballark Youth Training and Young Ballymun.
We welcome volunteers and have run workshops on the Power of Growing Your Own, supporting the startup of an organic community garden as well as workshops on Organic Composting, Know your Soil, Water Management and Harvesting and Waste Management. In addition, GAP has partnered with groups such as Young Ballymun through our Nature Explorer programme to provide access to the community garden as a space of learning and exploration to disadvantaged homeless families, both children and parents in emergency accommodation in Ballymun.
3) Our newest programme is the Corporate and Business programme which started in 2019. This evolved from a growing demand from the business sector to support their staff needs and wishes to be informed and ready to take action.
Through this programme we provide workshops for employees of small and large businesses, on themes around Climate Action and Global Citizenship. We also provide opportunities for volunteer engagement, for instance through our GLAS community Garden. In recent months we have welcomed volunteers from organisations such as Patagonia, Citibank, Deloitte, Energia, Google, Ipsen, MUFG and Vodafone.
To achieve our mission, we are calling on you to join us.
This is how:
Action with GAP - Learn, Grow, Act
Become an active Global Citizen, start a gardening revolution by organically in your community garden, be a conscious Climate Activist
Through our workshops and programmes GAP can support you to mobilise action in your schools, community centres and gardens and businesses nationally.
Volunteer with GAP - Support, Enrich, Engage
Support the GLAS community Garden, learn new skills in organic gardening and support disadvantaged communities that use the garden by volunteering in the garden. We support community groups, individuals, young and old, and businesses to enjoy the space, contribute towards its development and have fun while learning.
As a small not for profit organisation, we are always seeking people with skills who have sometime to support our growth. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for skills based volunteering and internship opportunities
Partner with GAP - Donate, Fundraise, Enable
To ensure that our programmes serve the most disadvantaged in Ireland - people who are often the ones most effected by climate change - we seek partners and friends alike to support our cause.
Whether it's a personal fundraising initiative, a Corporate Social Responsibility programme or support from our long term funders (including Irish Aid, Dublin City Council and the Irish Environmental Network), all funds we generate are pumped into the enrichment and scaling of our impact focused programmes throughout Ireland.
To know more about Acting with Us, Volunteering with us or Partnering with us, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 01-8832185.
Come act with us now.