Welcome to Sustainable Skibbereen
Who are we?
We are a collaboration of groups based in Skibbereen working to make our town and environment attractive and sustainable .
Our members include Skibbereen Tidy Towns, Chamber of Commerce, Incredible Edible, Apple Town, Herb Ville, Plastic Recycling Project, Wildlife Group, Men’s Sheds, Skibbereen Walks and Zero Waste. We are a not-for-profit organisation supported financially by Cork County Council, The Gwendoline Harold Barry Trust, Skibbereen Chamber of Commerce and Tidy Towns. We are working with the Heritage Centre, Schools, Russagh Mill Hostel, Taste of West Cork Food Festival and Co-Action.
Sustainability in Ireland
“Sustainable Development in Ireland sets out the challenges and options to ensure that quality of life and general well-being can be improved and sustained. Translating these goals is simple. It starts with each individual, in the community, taking a first step. Many people are already contributing to a sustainable future in their day to day lives. Many others only need to make small adjustments to everyday actions to reach the Sustainable Development goals. Education and awareness initiatives can help us meet these Goals”. Tidy Towns Ireland.
“The EU Next Steps for a Sustainable European Future 2030 is committed to development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. A life of dignity for all within the planet’s limits that reconciles economic prosperity and efficiency, peaceful societies, social inclusion and environmental responsibility is at the essence of sustainable development.’
Sustainable Skibbereen Projects
We have started a number of projects around the town to protect and enhance its environment. We will be launching soon with a website and full information about our projects.
In the meantime please click the link below to our contact form and send us a message and/or ask to be kept informed by joining our emailing list.
You can message us and be kept informed by clicking the link here, and joining our mailing list. Volunteers, collaborators, suggestions, donations and offers of help all welcome.
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Chair: Bev Cotton, Vice Chair: Paul Granaghan, Treasurer: Susan Boland. Address c/o Russagh Mill Hostel, Castletownsend Rd. email firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 089 4352675 Bank TSB Skibbereen.
Calling all residents and business owners in Skibbereen.
We are hosting a WEEK LONG clean up before theSuperValu Ireland national tidy towns judging competition commences next week!!
Every night Monday to Friday this week we will be going out doing one big clean sweep of the town. Meeting at 7 PM behind the Fairfield bar.
Can you come out just one night and help us?
Think how you could improve your own premises:
– weeding the footpath
– cleaning moss from the base of your building
– washing windows
– power hosing your building
– painting your building or gates
– hanging flower baskets or putting out pots of plants
We lose marks every year in the competition due to unkept premises, litter and especially cigarette butts!
Please rally together this week and see what you can do for beautiful Skibbereen! 😊
Let’s win silver this year!!