Well 2017 is officially kicking off with a bang with lots of sustainability events taking place throughout January!

Below is a list of events happening over the next few weeks. If you would like to add your event please get in touch at

3rd January

What: Green Drinks Dublin – Kieran Buckley – Irish Grey Partridge Conservation Trust

Join Green Drinks Dublin to hear Kieran Buckley talk about the Irish Grey Partridge Conservation Trust. The Trust was established to promote the conservation of Ireland’s native game birds so that they remain an intrinsic part of Ireland’s Natural & Sporting heritage.

Ireland’s two native game birds, grey partridge and red grouse are now classified as red listed birds of conservation concern, and the Trust is working to preserve them.

Where: Top floor, J.W. Sweetman (formerly Messrs Maguires), 2 Burgh Quay

More Info: Green Drinks Facebook


7th January

What: Grow Cook Eat Junior

An interactive session where children will learn to grow in the veg garden and then cook up the harvest in a seasonal, hands on cookery demo. Suitable for children aged 6-11, accompanied by an adult.

Where: Grow HQ, Dunmore Road, Waterford

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9th January

What: Dublin Cycling Monthly Meeting

Dublin Cycling hold regular monthly meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month at 8pm in the Central Hotel. The meetings start with a talk on a cycling related topic and afterwards there is a chance to mingle with other cyclists over a coffee or drink in the Library Bar.

Where: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

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10th January

What: Sourdough Bread Workshop

Fumbally chef turned baker, Shane Palmer will be hosting an interactive workshop on all things bread in the Stables Kitchen. As well as learning all about the flour, fermentation and helpful habit of bread making, the workshop will also include a seasonal dinner and plenty of take home mother culture to ensure each participant has the tools to get baking brilliant bread at home.

Where: Fumbally Stables, Fumbally Lane, Dublin

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14th January

What: Beginners Guide to Growing

Always wanted to grow your own food, but don’t know where to start? This basic class for beginners with GIY Founder Michael Kelly will get you started with a simple plan, introduce you to the most common veg to grow and show you how to sow a variety of seeds.

Where: Grow HQ, Dunmore Road, Waterford

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18th January

What: Zero Waste Shopping

An invitation for groups to come together to buy food in bulk and share it to reduce waste (and save a few bob as well 🙂 ).

Where: Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket, Dublin 8

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 18th January

What: Build Upon Workshop

This workshop is part of the second series of events that will be organised under the BUILD UPON programme.

The aim of this final workshop will be to reach an agreement on a final version of the national renovation strategy, the steps necessary for its delivery and allocation of responsibility. On that day, participants will also look at what needs to be done to sustain community engagement (and create a sense of ownership), from the design stage to implementation.

Where: Wood Quay Venue, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

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23rd January

What: WeShare January Meet Up

WeShare is a Gift Economy community group sharing skills, knowledge, stuff & time, in a money-free environment – just for the love of it! The January Meet Up is open to all and will provide an opportunity to learn more about the group and make plans for 2017.

Where: The Long Stone Pub, 10-11 Townsend Street, Dublin

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24th/25th January

What: Technical Design and Planning of RES District Heating and Cooling – 2 Day Course

This 2-day course will focus on the planning and technical design aspect of developing and operating a RES district heating project. It will be a unique opportunity for participants to gain an insight into the Danish experience of designing and deploying successfully district heating with renewable energy.

Where: Wood Quay Venue, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

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26th January

What: Introduction to Beekeeping

Are you interested in keeping bees and having your own honey, but don’t know where to start? Join local beekeepers Mike and Micheal for an introduction to the fascinating world of bees.

Where: Grow HQ, Dunmore Road, Waterford

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28th January

What: Nu. January Swap Shop

Want a constantly changing wardrobe that’s sustainable and doesn’t leave you out of pocket? Want to ditch some of those fashionable Christmas presents or rash SALES purchases? Well, look no further! You can live sustainably and ethically while looking AMAZING.  Drop by the Nu. monthly swap-shop in Wigwam and be a part of the public swap wardrobe!

Where: Wigwam, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

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29th January

What: The Baby Market

A market with over 30 stalls packed full of pre-loved goods for babies, children and expectant mums.

Where: Carlton Airport Hotel, Dublin

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31st January

What: 2017 National Sustainability Summit

A one day conference focusing on sustainability. The speaker line up is drawn from senior management from the largest and most influential Irish and international companies who have delivered quantifiable eco results. Speakers come from areas such as pharmaceutical, food, aviation, retail, hospitality, food, construction, manufacturing, IT, logistics and supply chain and energy sectors will deliver compelling case studies that will help you create a sustainable business of your own or adapt your current business model.

Where: Citywest Hotel, Co. Dublin

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