Explore the activities, events and projects that are registered to take place in Irland. Click on the pins in the interactive map, or select a project form the list to see more details.

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Ireland’s second Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Week is taking place this year from 23 September - 1 October. It forms part of the wider European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW), which runs from 18 September - 8 October 2023. Last year ESDW saw over 7,000 activities taking place across 24 countries, with over 100 events taking place in Ireland. Check out the downloadable flyer below.

University of Galway SDG Week 2023

SDG week belongs to everyone and is open to all, including students, staff and community partners. It is part of the wider European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW), which this year, will be held from 18th September to 8th October. As national SDG Champion for Ireland we see this as an opportunity to act as an advocate and promoter of the SDGs, to raise awareness internally among our community of over 20,000 students and staff and to demonstrate by example that everyone can make a contribution to the UN SDGs. Visit our website or download our SDG Week 2023 flyer to find more information about the 25 events taking place!

Global Goals Book Club Slogan Competition

We would like primary schools in Ireland to create a powerful slogan that links the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the inspiring work they are doing as part of the Green-Schools programme.

#AndSheCycles Campaign Launch

The #andshecycles campaign was developed by Green-Schools to understand and address barriers to cycling for teenage girls, and to empower them to become ambassadors for cycling.

Coffee Cup Deposit Scheme

Offaly County Council are introducing a coffee "cup deposit" scheme to remove single use paper cups from their facility.

Sustainable Development Goal Trail

This is an interactive educational trail discussing the Global Goals based in the Garden at Scala Retreat and Conference Centre, Blackrock Cork. Three Murals depict aspects of the SDGs.

Green Ribbon Campaign Global Coffee Morning

Global coffee morning to recognise the Green Ribbon campaign and start a conversation about mental health. Green ribbons have been distributed to our 40 global and 10 Irish offices.

Autumn Gardening Talk

Autumn gardening talk that will cover topics such as: guidelines to seed saving, what to sow and plant in autumn, making your soil fertile, and preventing pests and diseases.

Sustainable Energy Saving Event

Sustainable energy saving event to be held at Europe Direct Ballinasloe Library for home and business owners alike, with an opportunity to win a free heat loss survey worth up to €900

Clothes Swap

Want to take part in second-hand September and not quite sure how? Join us Saturday, 23rd September from 11am to 1pm and shop the Tallaght library clothes swap.

Learn a Language with Waterford Libraries

The annual European Day of Languages celebrates linguistic diversity in Europe and promotes language learning. Visit our Language learning display at Central Library featuring the languages of the Eu

Community Composting Made Easy- Too Good to Waste

The Community Composting Project consists of the Plan, the Process to Build Compost Bays, some Tips and a Social Media Awareness Campaign inspiring positive action to regenerate soil & impact climate

Hedgerows in County Wexford

Ecologist Billy Flynn from Flynn Furney Environmental Consultants will explore the importance of the hedgerows in our landscape and their role in helping biodiversity in County Wexford.

Sustainable Youth Work: Sphere 17 SDG Week 2023

To celebrate SDG Week 2023, Sphere 17 Regional Youth Service have designed a week of fun sustainable activities for young people who engage with our youth centres located in Dublin, Ireland.

Global Classrooms Project 2023

Nine goals. Four countries. Two free in person workshops. One online international event. Available to all Irish schools working on Global Citizenship themes. One class from fourth class upwards.

Fingal Makerspace Monthly Meetup

Join fellow design enthusiasts as you work on your personal projects, tap into a wealth of resources at Fingal Makerspace.

SDG information event

Would you like to learn more about the SDGs. Visit our awareness stand and meet our #SDG Team.

Wellness Coffee Morning at Lismore Library

Lismore Library would like to welcome you to their Wellness Coffee Morning to support Mental Health which take place from 10am to 12noon. All are welcome to drop in. No booking necessary.

eBike Promotion

Two eBikes hired to share with staff for the purposes of trialing and encouraging an uptake in the technology in line with local council plans for cycle pathways in the area.

Louth Library Service Storytime

Children who started BIG school will be invited for a fun-filled morning of stories in line with our Strategic Development Goals.

Constructing Green Futures

This invite only event for FET Directors, Managers, Assistant Managers and all relevant FET staff will examine the future of green construction and the opportunities for the FET sector to respond.

No Lift Day

An in-house Green Team initiative to encourage using stairs over the lift in honour of UN SDGs 3, 7, 11, 13

UN SDG Reading Goals Ambassadors Cermony

Children from the Reading Goals UN SDG book club will become Reading Ambassadors for the Goals, where they will promote the SDG's in their schools, clubs and communities.

Workshop – Our Climate Journey

Workshop in Ferrybank Library for adults, which will look at the SDGs, identify the important issues and help you to develop a roadmap for action in your local community.

Kayaking For Carers

"Kayaking for Carers" A Water Workshop Focusing on Health and Life On and In the Water. A Free Workshop for Family Carers As Part of European Week Of Sport

The Guaranteed Construction Forum

The theme of the Construction Forum is: “Is Construction in Ireland Sustainable?”. Joining us on the day is Minister Darragh O’Brien and speakers from Kingspan, Lisney, Ballymore Group and more.

Childrens Book Festival author workshop

As part of our Children's Book Festival this year we are offering one class the opportunity to avail of a drawing workshop with celebrated author, illustrator and graphic designer Alan Nolan

Laois County Council SDG Week

Week long activities - Local Authority staff training w Saolta. Community workshops w Saolta + Irish Aid. School workshops w GOAL (primary) + Irish Aid (secondary). Training primary teachers w Goal.

Sustainable Development Goals on our doorstep.

Short presentation of the  17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Asking, individuals, students and  local business:  Will you be a Champion? Which Goal will you work on this year? ❓💭

Launch of Community Water Development Fund 2024

Launch of Community Water Development Fund 2024 by LAWPRO. Community Grants to help improve water quality. This residential home has a wonderful example of nature based rainwater planters.

Louth County Council SDG Week Art Competition

Primary Schools across County Louth are invited to take part in this special SDG Week Art Competition, run by Louth Library Service and Louth County Council's Climate Action team.

English Practice Group

Come and join our small group to practice and improve your level of conversational English.

E-Bike Taster Event

Client companies at the Carrick Business Campus will engage in an awareness activity regarding car dependent commuting and participate in e-bike tasters

Carrickphierish Library

Learn some simple ways to help embed sustainability. Amy will explain five sustainable habits that can be easily adopted in our everyday lives and will reduce our impact on the environment

Clothes Swap

As part of SDG Week, Loughboy Library will host a clothes swap event. Bring along 3 items of clothing to the library in advance and swap them at the event on September 29th for 3 other items!

Fighting Words in Arklow Library

Fighting Words; A workshop for local students which is designed to promote creativity and writing as a fun and powerful means of self-expression.

SDGs Fest

A creative and social evening with live entertainment as we reimagine a sustainable future


Join us for 'Sustainable LEGO Cities Challenge' on Sept 30. Build eco-friendly urban landscapes with LEGO, aligning with SDG11 for sustainable communities. Let's create a greener future together!

Moo Music

A fun Moo Music session for 1 to 4 year olds. This interactive session helps children gain confidence and develop memory, language and coordination skills in an exciting, enjoyable and multi-sensory

Furniture Upcycling with Marianne Heaphy,

Marianne Heaphy, Design and Upcycling Expert, from the Revamp Tramp and RTÉ’s The Salvage Squad will show us how to prep, prime, paint and decoupage an upcycled locker.

Recycled Crafts

Arts workshop using recycled materials for ages 6 to 10. All materials provided, but make sure to wear old clothes in case of paint splatters! Places must be booked.

Kildare Readers Festival

Kildare Readers Festival is brought to you by Kildare County Library and Arts Service in association with the Irish Writers Centre. Bringing the very best from the world of literature to Kildare.

Beach Clean

The environmental committee will complete a local beach clean to reduce the amount of plastic entering our seas.

Sustainable Gardening

Sustainable Gardening with Jim McNamara, Organic Mentor in association with Clare Garden Festival

Tree Day Webinar

LEAF Ireland and Green-Schools will co-host a webinar during Tree Day Oct 5th. Title: Hazel trees, the numerous benefits they provide and the biodiversity they support.

GLOBE Ireland Tree Day Event

In celebration of trees, schools in Ireland will hear from Mary Reynolds (internationally-acclaimed landscape designer) and Brian Campbell (educator with NASA).

Halloween Costume Swap in Lismore Library

Join our Halloween Costume Swap in Lismore Library on Friday 6th October from 2pm to 5pm. Bring along your costume and swap it for something new to you! Children’s and Adult Costumes welcome.

Fernhill Park Experience

This facilitated fun-filled workshop introduces a mobile phone app which uses augmented reality technology to explore rewilding, reforestation and renewable energy.

Planting for Biodiversity

How can you attract more local plant and insect species into your garden? Which plants to grow for a biodiverse garden, how to grow them, learn which weeds to leave

Fernhill Park Experience

This facilitated fun-filled workshop introduces a mobile phone app which uses augmented reality technology to explore rewilding, reforestation and renewable energy.

dlr Biodiversity Event

Join DLR Biodiversity for a scavenger hunt as we take a walk through the park and find/see as many of the natural wonders on our wild checklists as possible. Let’s see can we tick them all off!

dlr Biodiversity Event

Join DLR Biodiversity for a scavenger hunt as we take a walk through the park and find/see as many of the natural wonders on our wild checklists as possible. Let’s see can we tick them all off!

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