Useful Documents

This is a collected list of resources that may be useful to you while working with the PPN and your LEN. Our thanks to the PPNs involved in creating these documents and providing them on their own websites.

**These documents have been collated on request from environmental representatives. This list is constantly being updated. If you have any ideas as to what you would like to see included, please email**

Getting Started: Understanding the PPN

View Fingal PPNs Plain English guide to the PPN. This explains the Fingal PPN in clear and accurate language. Some details will vary in each county, such as the number of people on each committee, but the core structure is the same.



PPN Guidance Documents

PPN User Guide (May 2016)

Roles, Rights and Responsibilities of a PPN Representative (Taken from Public Participation Networks – A User Guide, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, May 2016)

Documents of interest

First National Public Participation Network Conference 2017 Report

Public Participation Networks Annual Report 2016

Examples of workplans

DLR Workplan 2017

Fingal PPN Workplan 2016-2018

Examples of policy documents

Galway City Community Network – Policies and Positions

Meath Environmental Network – Renewable Energy Strategy for Co. Meath 2017

Roscommon Heritage Forum – Co. Roscommon Heritage Plan 2017 – 2021, incorporating Roscommon Biodiversity Plan

Limerick – motion to ban balloon and sky lantern releases

Waterford – Actions to ban single use plastics, created by One World Centre and Plastic Free Waterford. This was presented to the council along with a petition with over 1000 local signatures. It has now been adopted by Waterford County Council.

Green checklist for Sligo Events, Created by Sligo PPN, Sligo Environmental Network and GreenSligo Aware.

Promoting your PPN and Environmental College

These are free to use to to promote your PPN. They have a national focus. If you would like them altered to be specific to your county, please email

Infograph: Benefits fo joining your PPN

Infograph: Benefits of joining your PPN

Poster: advertising for new environmental groups

Poster: advertising for new environmental groups

Local Environmental Networks

Governance documents (examples and templates)

Model Consitution for unincorporated bodies

The Wheel resource: Sustainable Communities – A governance resource book for small community and voluntary organisations

Suggested set up of LENs

Suggested LEN internal communication strategy

Action documents

Posters for elections this May

Download A4 posters here.

Download A5 posters here.

How to use:

  1. Print off your chosen poster and display in your window for candidates to see.
  2. When canvassers come to the door, ask them what their candidate will do for the climate if they are elected. Have a conversation with them about environmental issues that you care about.
  3. For added reach, post a picture of your door and poster online, and ask your candidates how they will #Act4Climate.

OR reach more people through individual or group action:

  1. Print off a number of posters
  2. Brainstorm some questions related to local environmental issues
  3. Write some example questions that people in the area can ask candidates
  4. Go door to door and have conversations with your neighbours.
  5. Ask them if they would like a poster to display in their window, a list of example questions, and if they would ask their candidates about environmental issues when they come knocking.

Download a complete ‘How to’ guide with sample tweets and examples of questions to ask your candidates here.

Promoting your Local Environmental Network

These are free to promote Local Environmental Networks. Click any image below to download a printable pdf of all three flyers. Suggested print size for best quality: A5.

For information on your counties Local Environmental Network, including contact details where available, click here.

LEN flyer version 1

LEN flyer version 1

LEN flyer version 2

LEN flyer version 2

LEN flyer version 3

LEN flyer version 3

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