GAA Green Club programme
Wed, 09 Mar 2022 15:33:00 GMT
GREEN GAA CLUBS
On the 4th of March 2023 in Croke Park, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) launched Phase 2 of the Green Club Programme significantly increasing the number of clubs across the country participating in the initiative to approximately 200. The overall aim of the programme is to guide clubs in the greening of their facilities and operations as well as making their range of club activities more sustainable. The Green Club Programme is a collaboration between the GAA and the local government sector (represented by the CCMA and CARO) and is supported by expert partners across the 5 thematic areas of energy, waste, water, biodiversity and travel.
Further information on the Green Club Programme as well as access to the toolkits can be found here https://learning.gaa.ie/greenclub
Galway County Council is supporting Clarinbridge GAA club in the National GAA Green Clubs pilot initiative which aims to develop good practice guidance for clubs focusing on key areas to support environmental sustainability challenges.
Clarinbridge GAA is one of several GAA clubs that have been chosen nationally to participate in the waste management pilot phase of the programme.
Clarinbridge GAA are working with the GAA, Regional Waste Management Offices, and Galway County Council to develop guidelines and share knowledge and best practice on how best to manage waste in GAA Clubs.
The final stage of the project will be to develop a waste management toolkit, which will be made available to GAA clubs across the country.
Welcoming the initiative, speaking on behalf of Clarinbridge GAA Club, Peter Boland, vice-chairman of Clarinbridge GAA Club said: “We are delighted to be part of this national GAA Green Clubs programme and look forward to not only improving how we managing our waste going forward, but that our learnings will help other clubs identify and implement measures that will protect our environment, our natural heritage and secure a sustainable future for all local communities going forward.”
Maria Finn, Administrative Officer, Galway County Council said “It’s wonderful to see a local club embracing good waste management practices. This is a great example of a local climate action and is in line with the sustainability goals around sustainable cities and communities, around responsible production and consumption, climate action and life on the land. We look forward to clubs around Ireland learning because of the hard work and commitment of Clarinbridge GAA here in Galway.