Green Clubs Partners
Expert Partners Overview
A sub-group of the Green Club Steering Group has been set up to cover each thematic area, the group is composed of a CARO representative, a Gaelic Games representative and an expert partner. It will include club representatives from both pilot and mentor clubs once the pilot phase is launched. The sub-groups are working on the Toolkit development for each thematic area and are committed the principles of education, engagement and guidance in a club-led approach.
The role of the expert partners is to ensure that existing resources and structures are availed of (to avoid any duplication); that any new resources developed best respond to the needs of the Gaelic Games community (clubs, counties, venues); and to provide information on and support in accessing funding opportunities.
Expert Partners for the thematic areas are:
- Energy – Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
- Water – Irish Water and the Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPro)
- Waste – Regional Water Management Offices
- Biodiversity – Biodiversity Ireland
- Travel & Transport – The National Transport Authority (NTA)
An All-Island Approach
The Green Clubs Programme is an all-island programme. In addition to the local authorities in the 26 counties already mentioned, the Green Club Working Group is collaborating with Derry City & Strabane District Council, Sustainable NI, Ulster GAA and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in the planning and administration of the Green Club pilot in the six-counties, to include a cross-border project that will be consistent with the objectives and approach of the multi-agency North West Climate Action Plan, currently under development.