- Aarhus Convention
- Access to Information on the Environment
- Environmental Radiation
- LIFE Programme
- Genetically Modified Organisms
- North/South Unit
- Local Agenda 21
- EU & International Unit
- Sustainable Development
- Environmental Liability Directive Consultation Process
- Emergency Planning
- Environmental Assessment
- Industrial Emissions
- Mét Éireann
- UNECE Protocol on PRTRs Public Consultation
National Spring Clean Campaign
National Spring Clean (NSC) is traditionally run annually throughout the month of April during which volunteers get out and clean up the countryside and cities. Volunteers are equipped with free materials donated by NSC sponsors and the collected litter is recycled or disposed of in partnership with local authorities.
National Spring Clean is run by An Taisce and co-financed by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. It is a multi-sectoral initiative that promotes public awareness and participation in local litter clean-ups and awareness actions to improve the local environment. The campaign includes a central role for local authorities to co-ordinate and assist events at local level. 2012 was the 14th anniversary of the campaign and was a resounding success with over 483,000 volunteers participating in 5,190 various events across the country.
- 2014 Anti-Litter Awareness Grants Awarded to Local Authorities (pdf, 140 kb)
- Litter Action Plan (pdf, 123 kb)
- more publications
- 02/04/07: O'Keeffe launch's 'Environmental Awareness Week' and 'National Spring Clean 2007'