LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL NGOs
Conservation Volunteers Galway
CVI Galway undertake practical conservation projects to protect and enhance green places in Galway City and County such as tree planting, hedge-laying and removal of invasive species.
A spiritual center in the Celtic tradition on Inis Mór, Aran Islands. Part of their vision is developing right relationship with nature and with others. Also organic farming, ecobuilding, EVS volunteers, WWOOFers.
Athenry Environmental Network
A network of individuals living in and around Athenry Co. Galway, promoting environmental awareness and better living practices for individuals and communities. http://www.athenryenvironmentalnetwork.com
The Galway City and County branch of BirdWatch Ireland.
Dedicated to protecting the Burren landscape.
CELT Centre – Environmental Living & Training
A community group and registered charity involved in: ecology, nature conservation, traditional skills, environmental education, renewable energy, agroforestry, coppice crafts, native tree nursery and planting, schools projects, and more!
Conamara Environmental Educational & Cultural Centre
Based in Letterfrack in Co. Galway, the aim of the centre is to raise environmental awareness and provide heritage education at a local and national level.
Critical Mass Galway
Promoting cycling in Galway.
“Journey” Youth Art Program
Foróige Youth Art program at the Youth Café Galway city.
Galway Civic Trust
Dúchas na Gaillimhe-Galway Civic Trust’s objective is the preservation, protection and enhancement of Galway’s natural and built environment for the benefit of all.
Galway Cycling Campaign
Promoting cycling in Galway county and city.
Green Sod Land Trust The purpose of GSLT is to acquire and manage land in Ireland in order to protect and preserve it and its ecosystems for present and future.
Galway Sustainable Community Project
Project to build an ecovillage in the west of Ireland.
Galway Vegetarian and Vegan Group
Promoting vegetarianism and veganism in Galway.
Lets Get Galway Growing
Supporting community gardens in Galway city.
Slow Food Galway Local branch of Slow Food – which aims to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourage farming characteristic of the local ecosystem.
Terryland Forest Park Large urban forest park in Galway city.
OTHER LOCAL NGOs
Galway One World Centre
Education for global justice: GOWC’s mission is to create educational opportunities in Galway that develop a critical analysis of the unequal power relationships that historically and currently exist between diverse groups, both locally and globally.
The Spirit Centre
A space for all people to explore personal growth and expansion of awareness; stillness, creativity and celebration. Regular courses (yoga, meditation etc.) and events (film screenings) take place in the space.
USEFUL LOCAL BUSINESSES
Beechlawn Organic Farm Local producers and distributors of organic fruit and vegetables. http://www.beechlawnfarm.org
Wonderful gardens themed on the Celtic seasonal festivals in Roscahill, Co. Galway.
Green Earth Organics
Local organic vegetable producer and supplier.
‘The Living Link’ magazine
New free alternative magazine for the west covering positive change, personal growth, holistic health, local & organic food, green & sustainable living, unique and inspiring local events and more.
Galway City Council Local authority for Galway city.
Galway City Community Forum
The Forum acts as the representative, collective voice of over 245 community and voluntary organisations in Galway City.
Galway County Council
Local authority for Galway county.