The Environmental Protection Agency’s education programmes are primarily for young people, for whom the environment is both an inheritance right and a future challenge.
EPA educational initiatives
The EPA’s educational initiatives aim to encourage thought, debate and action on the environment. These initiatives include:
- Environmental resources for primary schools and second level schools, including a Leaving Certificate Geography pack.
- The latest information about Old Ireland’s Environment, including colourful and accessible Infographics and Factsheets and a dashboard of key environmental indicators.
- My Local Environment, an interactive map where you can find out about what’s in your local environment.
- The Splash website which provides up to date information about the bathing water quality at your local beach or any designated bathing water in Ireland
- Sponsorship of EcoEye and other television programmes
- The Green Home programme for householders, developed in conjunction with An Taisce and sponsored by the EPA’s National Waste Prevention Programme. Contact An Taisce’s Education office for more information (01 4002218)
- Conferences and seminars
- Interactive exhibitions, and occasional local Environmental Awareness Days
Fostering an attitude of personal responsibility among all our citizens is key to the proper stewardship of our environment. It is a process of weighing the implications of human actions and balancing present and potential future costs.