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Environment

Environmental Awareness


Raising awareness of protection of the environment is a key part of the work of the Environment, Climate Action & Agriculture Section of Mayo County Council. This is done through specific targeted campaigns, community events and workshops, engagement with local media and having someone at the end of the phone & email to respond to customer queries. 

 

Schools & Youth Programme 

Mayo County Council delivers various environmental programmes with schools and youth groups. 

Our Environment Awareness Officer is available to visit primary and secondary schools to offer advice on environment issues and issues relating to waste and litter. 
The Environment Awareness Officer is also available to offer information and advice to pre-schools and those operating childcare facilities. All primary and secondary schools are invited to register for the Green School's Programme. 

Each year various environmental workshops & competitions are organised for schools.  

Contact environment@mayococo.ie for further information. 

 

Green Schools 

Green Schools   

Green-Schools is an international programme designed to encourage and acknowledge whole school action for the environment. Green-Schools offers a well-defined controllable way for schools to take environmental issues from the curriculum and apply them to the day-to-day running of the school. Green-Schools is both a programme and an award scheme. Green-Schools is run in Ireland by An Taisce in co-operation with Local Authorities.  

For further information visit: https://greenschoolsireland.org/ 

 

Community & Business Programmes 

Mayo County Council's Environment Awareness Officer is available to support Community Groups, Tidy Towns Committees and the Business Community throughout the County particularly in the area of litter & waste management, recycling, composting & waste prevention.  Environmental workshops, events and community talks are given on a regular basis. Mayo County Council support and encourage participation in national environment awareness campaigns such as National Spring Clean, WEEE Ireland recycling events, Stop Food Waste and Mywaste.ie 

Contact: environment@mayococo.ie for further information.  

 

Greener Community Awards  

Each year Mayo County Council runs an award scheme called the Greener Community Awards. 

The awards recognise the efforts of residents, community groups and businesses in protection and enhancement of the environment.  

The opening date for applications and the various categories of the awards are advertised in local press in Spring/early Summer and prizes are given at an awards ceremony hosted by the Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council later in the year.  

For further information email: environment@mayococo.ie 

Link will be inserted here to 2020 advert & application form when available.  

 

Spring into Litter Action League

Each Spring Mayo County Council run a Spring into Action Litter League. 

“Spring into Litter Action” runs in tandem with the “Greener Community Campaign” and is open to Tidy Towns Committees and Community Groups in all towns and villages in the County.  

The Spring into Litter Action Competition is a revised format of the Litter Action League and under new criteria all applicants are required to register with An Taisce for “National Spring Clean”.  The opening date for applicaitons is advertised each year in local press. 

For further information contact environment@mayococo.ie 

 

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