Local Environmental Networks

Local Environmental Networks (LENs) are made up of individuals with interests in a wide range of environmental issues. They provide a central hub around which people from a given county can gather, discuss projects, ask for help, create change and become involved in their local Public Participation Network.

All around the country LENs are being used to bring people together, create meaningful projects for the local community and impact the wider surroundings.

Some LENs are very active, with regular meetings, a range of projects on the go and an online presence. Some consist of a Facebook group and a monthly newsletter. Others are still very young; a mailing list of interested individuals. These groups are waiting for the right people to spur them on to greater things. There is huge possibility to do great things in your community and they are fantastic fun to be involved in.

Search the list for your LEN. Depending on how active your LEN is, the links will either take you to your county’s LEN page where you can contact them directly, or will ask you to get in touch via the contact form at the bottom of this page.

**These resources are still being fully compiled. If you have further questions, or see anything that needs updating, please contact Catherine at catherine@ien.ie.**

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Carlow

The Carlow Environmental Network is young and growing. They have a new Facebook group where you can share ideas, experiences and actions with others in Carlow. Keep up to date on events through their Facebook page. If you do not use Facebook please sign up to the mailing list using the contact form below to be kept up to date about upcoming meetings.

 

Cavan

The Cavan Environmental Network is young and growing. If you are interested in getting involved or staying up to date on its progress, please provide an email using the contact form at the bottom of this page. We will contact you with updates on the group.

 

Clare

Clare Environmental Network CEN raises awareness of sustainable development and policy. CEN contributes to national and local development policy.

 

 

Cork

Cork Environmental Forum provides a forum to engage in debate on current environmental issues and seeks agreement on ways of resolving them. CEF stimulates and sustains the level of active environmental awareness, concern, care and activity among people in Cork. CEF participates in relevant networks which assist in fostering, promoting and implementing sustainable development.

Donegal

Donegal Environmental Network is a page created to raise awareness on sustainable development and policy that has environmental significance in Donegal.

 

 

Dublin City

This group provides a platform to connect all the environmental groups and individuals in Dublin. We hope that through this group you can connect with more people in your community and together we can work to make a sustainable county. Find them on Facebook, sign up to their newsletter, or email dublincen@gmail.com.

 

South Dublin

The South Dublin Environmental Network is young and growing. If you are interested in getting involved or staying up to date on its progress, please provide an email using the contact form at the bottom of this page. We will contact you with updates on the group.

 

Fingal

The Fingal Environmental Network has a Facebook group where you can keep up to date on environmental events in the area. You can use the group to share green events and volunteer opportunities, ask for advice or share environmental information. Join in to keep informed and get active in creating a sustainable future! Or email fingalenvnet@gmail.com

 

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

The DLR Environmental Network has an online platform where you can keep up to date on environmental events in the area. You can use the group to share green events and volunteer opportunities, ask for advice or share environmental information. Join in to keep informed and get active in creating a sustainable future! They will soon be holding their inaugural meeting. Email catherine@ien.ie to keep up to date.

Galway

The Galway Environmental Network is young and growing. If you are interested in getting involved or staying up to date on its progress, please provide an email using the contact form at the bottom of this page. We will contact you with updates on the group.

 

Galway City

The Galway City Environmental Network is made up of individuals with environmental interests from many different backgrounds. Sign up to the mailing list for updates. To find out more please contact Ann Irwin at info@galwaycitycommunitynetwork.ie.

 

Kerry

Transition Kerry’s objective is to accelerate change through inspiring, encouraging, supporting, networking and training our communities as they consider and then implement their vision for the future they want to live in. Sign up to their newsletter via their homepage to be kept up to date of meetings and events, or email them directly at info@transitionkerry.org.

Kildare

Kildare Environmental Network (KEEN) is an environmental NGO which raises awareness and participates in public policy as part of the Environmental Pillar. Follow their Facebook page for updates or call 087 994 0758.

 

Kilkenny

This is a new Facebook page to help environmental groups and like-minded individuals work together as part of Co. Kilkenny’s PPN.

 

 

Laois

LEAF – Laois Environmental Action Forum. To raise awareness, network and support all things environmental and sustainable in Laois through connecting, educating and supporting.

 

Leitrim

The Leitrim Environmental Network is young and growing. If you are interested in getting involved or staying up to date on its progress, please provide an email using the contact form at the bottom of this page. We will contact you with updates on the group.

 

Limerick

The Limerick Environmental Network is young and growing. There is now a new Facebook group through which you can keep up to date on events, gatherings and activities. Join up here to engage with others in Limerick.

 

Longford

Longford Environmental Alliance (LEA) is a voluntary group whose aims are to raise awareness of environmental issues in Co. Longford.

 

 

Louth

The Louth Environmental Network has just begun! You can contact them at Louthenvironmentalnetwork@gmail.com, or check out their Facebook page where you can keep informed about environmental issues and events in Louth. Their members are also active on the Louth Public Participation Network, so there’s lots of opportunity to get involved.

Mayo

Keep up to date on the activities of Mayo Environmental Network through their Facebook page. You can also contact the group directly by emailing mayoenvironmentalnetwork@gmail.com.

 

Meath

The Meath Environmental Network is very active in the county. They meet once a month to discuss issues and work with the Meath PPN. To get in touch please use the contact form at the bottom of the page or email catherine@ien.ie.

 

Monaghan

The Monaghan Environmental Network is young and growing. If you are interested in getting involved or staying up to date on its progress, please provide an email using the contact form at the bottom of this page. We will contact you with updates on the group.

 

Offaly

The Offaly Environmental Network is young and growing. If you are interested in getting involved or staying up to date on its progress, please provide an email using the contact form at the bottom of this page. We will contact you with updates on the group.

 

Roscommon

The Roscommon Environmental Network is young and growing. You can keep up to date and contact them through their new Facebook page. If you don’t use Facebook, you can provide an email address using the contact form at the bottom of this page. We will contact you with updates on the group.

 

Sligo

Sligo Environmental Network has a Facebook group where you can share ideas, experiences and actions with others in Sligo. Keep up to date on events through their Facebook page, or contact them at sligonetwork@gmail.com.

 

Tipperary

The Tipperary Environmental Network is housed at the Cabragh Wetlands Trust. This is located at the heart of Tipperary and is a meeting point for many environmental activists from the area. To get involved contact Michael from Cabragh Wetlands at cabraghwetlands@eircom.net.

Too far away for your community? There can be more than one LEN! Why not set up an environmental network branch in your area for those in nearby communities. How? Use our resources and get in touch for advice. Contact Catherine from the Irish Environmental Network at catherine@ien.ie, or Michael at cabraghwetlands@eircom.net.

Waterford

The Waterford Environmental Network is young and growing. If you are interested in getting involved or staying up to date on its progress, please provide an email using the contact form at the bottom of this page. We will contact you with updates on the group.

 

Westmeath

The Westmeath Environmental Group was set up 18 years ago and has taken part in many environmental projects in the past, such as community and school workshops, advice, biodiversity actions and fighting against waste incineration. For more info please email Veronica at weg1@eircom.net

 

Wexford

The Wexford Environmental Network is young and growing. They have a new Facebook group where you can speak with others in Wexford, and a Facebook page where you can keep up to date on green events and more in the county.

 

Wicklow

The Wicklow Environmental Network is young and growing. If you are interested in getting involved or staying up to date on its progress, please email Helen Howes at countywicklowppn@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

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