Colin O’Byrne would like to tell you about the *Return for Change* awareness campaign with Voice Ireland. The campaign is a collection system for used drinks containers packaging which incentivises customers to return their empty containers, for recycling or reuses, to prevent them from being discarded. You can find out more about the campaign here. Dublin City PPN may work with Colin in the future to host an event together and if we do, we will post this information here.
Aoife Munn would like to offer PPN members classes and courses on Sustainable Gardening, Gardening for Wellbeing, Sustainable Living and much more. Aoife has worked with a number of PPNs, Tidy Towns, Age Action groups and libraries and you can see her Facebook page here If a small group of PPN groups wanted to work with Aoife, we could run a small course. Please contact Ruth if you would like further information.
The Department of Environment, Climate and Communications would like to invite you to partner in this year’s Climate Conversations. The Department are asking PPN groups to host focus group discussions, and report back with findings and recommendations by 30 June.
This can be done informally in meetings already arranged, or else set up as stand-alone sessions. The Department has a list of questions and a feedback form, and if you want to join in, please email Ruth for the worksheets, to help you facilitate the conversations.
Hopefully, several PPN groups would like to get involved in this.
News from the wider PPN
Sandra Dillon from Meeting Place Club would like to invite PPN members to the Fairlawn community garden, to learn how to build a sensory bench. This will give you the chance to develop a sensory experience in soil and colour, with sand, stone and flowers. This fun and exciting day will take place on 21 June, from 10.00am – 4.00pm and lunch will be provided. You can find out more on their Facebook page here. Sandra says, “you’re all very welcome!”
Ciarán Taylor, your Arts Representative, would like to tell you more about “In the Dark”. This is an “immersive surround sound experience, where the audience can wear blindfolds, and all the sound effects are created live. They are stories of adversity, adventure and determination”. The play takes place in Rua Red theatre on 22, 23 & 25 June and you can buy tickets here:
Public Consultations and Campaigns
ADT Ireland would like you to join their #addthe10th campaign.
This is a campaign to add “socio-economic discrimination” into Irish equality legislation in the Equal Status Act, and the Employment Equality Act. Currently, there are nine grounds for discrimination, and this is a campaign to #addthe10th
More on the campaign here, and if you would like to take a photo of yourself and post on Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #addthe10th and tagging @dublincityppn we will “re-post” and “re-tweet” and “like!”
Last Thursday of the Month Member’s Meet-Up: 30 June (online)
Robert Moss, your climate action, environment, and energy SPC representative, will give a presentation on rainwater harvesting. Did you know that about 25% of domestic water usage goes down the loo? What if, we could use rainwater, to flush our toilets, instead of using treated water? How would that look, what would be the benefits, and how can we make a start? Come along to the zoom on 30 June to find out more, and network with other PPN groups and organisations.
Email Beatriz for the Zoom link, on
This year’s Festival of Fundraising will take place from 26 September – 29 September and will be a mix of one-to-one fundraising clinics and workshops with Kevin Delaney of Academy Street Workshop. There will be an additional grant writing workshop, an intercultural fundraising session, and a “live” fundraising activity, for one PPN organisation, for participants to watch and learn from, during the week.
Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) meetings
If you would like to see your elected representatives in action and would like to learn more about what goes on in the SPC meetings, you can watch the meetings live or recorded here: minutes from meetings and other resources are shared on this platform.
You can see a full list of your Dublin City PPN representatives here.
Please follow Dublin City PPN on Facebook and Twitter if you can, and feel free to browse through our website.
Dublin City PPN is hosted by Dublin City Volunteer Centre, and you can find out more about their work and activities here.
Please contact Ruth on or Beatriz on if you have any questions, comments, thoughts or suggestions.
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