Green Communities is an environmental programme operated by An Taisce's Environmental Education Unit. It works to enhance local biodiversity and sustainability, supporting community groups by providing information, training and guidance across different areas of environmental management.
Generally the training events are as wide ranging as the groups themselves, but they are all based on environmental, horticultural, and natural history topics and skills that are relevant to people living in Ireland. With each event being of a different nature, and in a different location, they offer a continuous stream of imaginative activity that can usefully be engaged in.
The Programme not only provides the training to launch and sustain community projects, but also the support required to empower community groups working towards enhancing their local environment.
Examples of activities embarked upon by individual Green Communities Groups include: