There are several programmes run to promote environmental awareness each year.
Clonmel Borough Municipal District are working with Environment Section in the whole area of reusing and sustainability. As part of reuse month, Clonmel Borough Municipal District are making available to any Tidy Towns Groups/Residents Associations/Development groups gereniums and begonias bulbs which can be used next year for planting.
Special thanks to Eric Ryan and Anthony O’Keeffe, Clonmel Municpal District for working with Environment Section. If anyone is interested in getting some free bulbs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 0761-06-5691.
Environmental Public Awareness Trailer out in Fethard on 7th August, 2019
Tipperary County Council's Environment Section staff were out in Fethard on Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 and today in Thurles Town distributing information on the green environment and household waste disposal. Mutt Mitts bags were given out to members of the public as a deterrent to dog fouling on the streets.
The Environment & Climate Action Section of Tipperary County Council has joined up with Maxi Stores in Clonmel to provide all dog owners in Tipperary with free “scoop the poop” bags to help in the fight against anti dog fouling
These bags are available from Maxi Stores in Poppyfields, Clonmel and from the Environment Information trailer which is visiting Tipperary Town on Wed 10th and Thursday, 11th July, Cahir on Tuesday, 16th July and Wednesday, 17th July. More towns will be visited in August and September, 2019.
This is a very worthwhile initiative to combat dog fouling on our streets and to encourage dog owners on responsible pet ownership.
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National Recycling Week takes place during the first week in October each year. This is a national awareness campaign led by REPAK and supported by each Local Authority in the County. National Recycling Week aims to remind the public why recycling is import and how recycling can reduce our impact on the environment. A competition is run each year with primary schools.
At the Supervalu Tidy Towns South East regional awards held on the 7th November in Kilkenny, Tipperary received awards in all categories and won a total of nine medals in addition to other awards. In the small villages section with a population under 200 – both Terryglass and Birdhill were the recipients of a gold medal. The village of Emly was awarded a gold medal and Silvermines received a silver medal for villages with populations between 200 and 1000. Kilsheelan received a gold medal in the small towns section. In the large town section, Cahir, Roscrea and Nenagh received bronze medals and the final gold medal went to Clonmel in the large urban district category. Clonmel was also the overall national winner of the “Lets get buzzing” Local Authority Pollinator Award, which is aimed at conserving and enhancing wildlife in towns and villages. Silvermines Enhancement Group received a Water Communities award. In the County Endeavour Section, awards were made to the villages of Ballysloe and Killusty.
Tipperary had 77 entries, which was the seconded highest number and accounted for 9% of the overall entry of 883.
International E-Waste Day returns for a second year on Mon 14th October. WEEE Schemes in over 40 countries worldwide will work collectively to raise awareness about the correct disposal of electrical and electronic equipment to enable reuse and recycling.
#YourCouncil provides recycling and bring centres so you can dispose of your waste responsibly. Get the details of your local centre on our website www.tipperarycoco.ie/environment - waste infrastructure and recycling. October is Ireland’s National Reuse Month, see attached details on how you can Re Use in the home