How we are funded & what we are doing.

Funding has been secured from Wicklow County Council in association with Greenstar Ballynagran Landfill Community Fund for the first phase of the project

This involves completing an energy audit of every participating home in the study area, retrofitting the local primary school with Passive House Standard materials and an environmental educational programme.

The first year’s effort will provide a very sound basis for subsequent phases which will see the upgrading of homes and business to significantly reduce their energy consumption.

Such works could be done by a Retrofitting Cooperative, owned and operated by the local community, providing sustainable “Green Collar” employment.

Studies into the possibility of establishing a Community Forest, a Community Allotment Scheme and a Community Wind Farm are about to begin.

The feasibility of establishing community electric-car-charging points and expanding the current walking trails are also being explored.

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