In December 2020, Park/Ratheniska GAA Club was delighted to be named as one of 45 clubs along with two regional venues, selected to participate in Phase One of a new GAA Green Club programme. The GAA Green Club Programme, supported by the County & City Management Association and the local authority Climate Action Regional Offices, is delivered in partnership with the LGFA and Camogie Association, with additional support from expert agencies across the five thematic focus areas of the programme, namely: Energy, Waste, Biodiversity, Water, Travel & Transport. It will see clubs explore a range of sustainability projects designed to enrich their physical and social environments.
The Park/Ratheniska GAA Club is focusing primarily on the Waste theme but will not be limited to this area of work. Following extensive work evaluating our Waste Management and current recycling and waste segregation, the Club came up with our Waste Management Charter, which can be seen displayed in our Clubhouse, and by clicking on the image to your left.
Following on from this, we launched our programme to assist in eliminating all single use plastic bottles from the Club. Phase 1 of the project will see all juvenile members from age four up to fourteen in both the Mens and Ladies Club being presented with reusable water bottles. We will pilot this programmed along with 2 other Clubs, St Patrick’s GAA club in Limerick and Lucan Sarsfields GAA club in Dublin.
Our Green Club Committee runs alongside our Healthy Club Committee, and if you wish to discuss any matters pertaining to either, please contact our Healthy Club Officer, Eileen Dunne.