The Green Roots Project
Our Spring Campaigns
Communicate - Collaborate - Celebrate
How Will You Go Green?
Let's banish the plastic from St Patrick's Day and get back to what it really means to be Green!
Every action makes a difference.
In our third year of this campaign, we would love to see where you are and what you're doing.
Share them to us here or post them with the tag
Grow Your Green Cloak
Grow Your Green Cloak is our project for primary schools.
It aims to strengthen pupils' environmental awareness and habits of doing green actions.
The activities span the time between St. Brigid's Day and St. Patrick's day - covering six term weeks.
As Brigid spread her cloak, so our green actions may grow and spread outwards.
After a sucessful pilot year, in 2023 the project has received funding from the Department of Education as part of its National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development - ESD to 2030.
Take a look at our blog post about last year's project and the wonderful exhibition in EPIC Museum that grew from it.
We would love for your school to take part in 2023!
For more information, and to become a particpate at any stage of the project, please get in touch below.
Green Promises to Nature
This St. Patrick's Day festival weekend, we are delighted to be part of a special exhibition in collaboration with Dublin's EPIC Museum and the New Communities Partnership network.
The exhibition is called Together, We Grow and will feature artworks that will shine a light on Ireland's vibrant multitude of cultures.
As part of the exhibition we will be hosting our interactive Green Promises to Nature activities, which were a big hit in 2022.
For more information on the exhibition click below.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Show Us Your Shamrocks!
Let's take a stand against any new plastic shamrocks!
Have you tried growing your own shamrocks? There are lots of garden centres offering sustainable and fun growing kits and advice, as well as many varieties of shamrock seeds. The seeds grow quickly so that you can have some for St. Patrick's Day, and they will continue on to flower and grow into a hardy plant.
We got our seeds from the brilliant Connecting to Nature and we have been experimenting with various 'soils' as you can see in the picture - keep an eye on our socials to find out which ones were most successful!
We used paper fruit trays from the supermarket as our pots.
Alternatively, make your own shamrocks from whatever you have or find.
Repair - Repurpose - Recycle!
Share your pics and progress with the hashtag #showusyourshamrocks
Climate Positive Parade
In 2022 we developed the first ever Climate Positive Parade in collaboration with the wonderful community of artists and residents of Sallins town in Co. Kildare.
All of the costumes were created from existing pieces and items saved from landfill. We walked and danced the parade route and finished with a zero-waste community picnic and tree planting.
Read more about the parade and our collaborators here.
We are very excited for this year's parade!
If you would like to host a Climate Positive Parade within your family, community or school, get in touch below for more information!
Gallery of Green Actions
For any more information please get in touch
JOIN OUR CAMPAIGNS
Participate in Solo and Group Activities
How Will You Go Green?
Social Media Open Participation Campaign
Share your green goals and actions with the hashtags #howwillyougogreen #thegreenrootsproject
Show Us Your Shamrocks
Social Media Campaign
Show us your homemade & homegrown shamrocks. Share with the hashtag #showusyourshamrocks
Wear Something Green
Buy Nothing New for St. Patrick's Day
Create your own badges and/or
repurpose your flags, hats & costumes from last year!
Share with us #imwearinggreen