Coursework Clinics & Exams (Dublin)

Do you still have assignments to do? Have you taken your exams yet?

The Green Works project ends at the start of July.  We are very keen to help you complete your work before the end of the project!

We are running coursework clinics where your can get help completing you assignments and we have scheduled new exam dates where you can sit exams you have missed.



19.00 - 21.00 Gasland (115 mins) | Cost: €5 | The Dublin GW Hub

"On the want-to-see- scale, GASLAND tops the list" - Washington Post

"The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe?


Insights from Working the Green Economy 2 Day Business Forum 17-18 June 2011

john harrington, realeyes

Below are some of the points we took from what was discussed over the two days: some real nuggets for anyone looking to start up a business.

Thanks to the speakers and everyone who attended over the two days. We’d love to hear what you thought and took from it.

[In the photo: John Harrington, RealEyes]

Insights from the day:


Convergence Festival 16-27 June

Convergence Festival Business Forum

Over 40 Events Nationwide!

The Convergence Festival is Ireland’s longest running sustainable living festival. The theme for our 16th Festival is Green Jobs & Community Resilience. With events in Dublin, Tipperary, Sligo, Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick and Westmeath there is something for everyone. There are films, forums, workshops and much more all promoting and celebrating sustainable living. Most events are free and all workshops are free for Green Works students.

Work Experience Positions Available

Work experience positions are now available via the Dublin Hub.  These include places in a Curriculum Localisation Project for Green Building (nationwide) and for a Dublin Green Tour Project, as well as event organisers for a Green Business Exhibition and a food loving intern for Caryna's Cakes.  Students may also elect to create their own positions in consultation with us.  Click here for further details »

Global Action Plan Team Leader Training

Cork Environmental Forum will be holding a Global Action Plan Team Leader training day on Friday June 17th 2011 in association with Green Works Cork Hub. 


Collaborate for a Sustainable Future - Dublin

Let's not waste a good crisis!

Back By Popular Demand: 1st - 11th June | In a period of radical change and deep uncertainty we need to be willing to push our boundaries and comfort zones as individuals and explore the potential of connecting more effectively with each other, if we are to make the transition to a more sustainable future.   Join us in this cutting edge 5 day pilot program in co-creating the future. Further Details – Click Here

Tús – Community Work Placement

Click here for information and application for a position with the Wicklow Partnership.

A new work initiative, “Tús – Community Work Placement”, will provide short-term quality and suitable working opportunities for people who are unemployed while at the same time carrying out a broad range of services of benefit to the community and in a variety of community settings.  Applicants must be unemployed.  Closing date was 13th May.

Renewable Energy Systems Courses in Donegal

Green Works is pleased to announce three new courses in Renewable Energy Systems for Donegal. Arranmore Island (16 May), Gweedore (23 May) and Tory Island (13 June) will all host our most popular course. Bookings for these courses can be made through the Sligo Hub.


New Kilkenny Hub

Click here for location and course offerings at our brand new Kilkenny Hub. Courses include Green Building starting 9th May, Start Your Own Green Business starting 12th May, Green Business Marketing starting 8th June and Renewable Energy Systems from 20th June.


Transition Cork City AGM

Tuesday 19 April 2011 | 19.30 | South Pres, Evergreen Street

On the agenda:  Report on activities to date; Adopting new constitution; Election of steering group; Plans for the future | VIEW POSTER


Galway Courses!

Join us in Galway and tell your friends.  A Wind Energy Workshop has gone by now on the 16th of April.  Our trainer Christian Jenne introduced participants to the small scale application of wind turbines.  Reuben Higgins outlined his individual experiences of installing a wind turbine on his own property in West Sligo. 

Renewable Energy Systems starts on 4th May.  Book by contacting the Sligo Hub.


Students Start a Bees-iness

Catriona McCabe & Mark Nolan, former Start Your Own Green Business students in Cork have taken the plunge in business.  West Cork Country Courses offer a wide range of fun and practical courses including beekeeping, working horses, willow basketry and vegetable growing, with many coming this summer.


Green Homes Tour 26 March in Sligo

"The trip was great. The example houses were lovely and showed how a green house...  can save the cost of heating / energy, money and environment." 

"Great hospitality!"

"Thank you very much for such a great tour."


Fix Up Yer Bikes!

Join us for job-oriented bicycle repair workshops!  These workshops given by Rothar are designed to help you find a job in a growing industry, simply learn lifelong skills or start your own bike shop!  Fundamentals and Advanced Skills workshops start soon.  Book Now!


The IT Crowd - A Networking Seminar

Saturday, April 16th, 20119.30am to 1.00pm. Registration at 9.00am  |  Engineers Ireland members €20 Non-members €20  |  Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4  |  CPD credit: 0.5


LEED Workshops in Dublin

LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) short workshop in Dublin:  The Costs & Benefits of Green Building on 24th May. 

Survey on Green Works

My name is Gráinne O’Driscoll and I am in final year BSocSc Youth and Community Work at University College Cork.  I would really appreciate if you could take a little time to complete a survey that will assist with my research study as well as help us improve Green Works offerings.  The survey should not take longer than 10 minutes to complete.

Building a Bridge to Renewable Energy

by Darren Quick, reprinted from gizmag

The Solar Wind bridge concept combines solar cells and wind turbines to generate power for around 115,000 homes

Energy Efficiency: The Unsung Hero of Our Times

by Stephen L. Cowell, reprinted from Renewable Energy World's blog

As our economy continues to sputter, one little-noticed industry has been booming for a while now: energy efficiency. The sector is hiring like crazy — a fact that speaks volumes about the close relationship between clean energy and the economic recovery that we’re all waiting for. Energy efficiency could save us all.

'Is Continuing Economic Growth Possible?'

Comhlámh, is pleased to host a public discussion on this motion.

Wednesday 2nd March 2011 | 6.15pm-7.45pm | Bewley’s Café Grafton Street Dublin 2 | Tea and coffee provided. Entrance is free but space is limited so admission for the public will be on a first-come, first-served basis on the night

Waste Plenary Session with CEF

Wednesday 9th March 2011 | 19.15-21.30 | Farranferris College, Cork map | Greenworks is hosting a free session discussing waste.  This is a still a growth industry.  All Welcome.  More Info (pdf) | Contact: Cork Hub

Understanding the Present:

Peak Oil, Food, Credit, & the End of Growth

with David Korowicz, Feasta, Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability, & Risk-Resilience

Tuesday 1st March 2011 | 7pm  | The Greenhouse, St Andrews St., Dublin 2 | €10 or €20 (optional) / €5 Feasta/Cultivate members / unwaged)

Sewing Threads in Donegal

We're delighted to stretch ourselves to Donegal this month with a two day workshop in Sewing by Hand & Machine on the 24th & 25th Feb 2011.  Book via the Sligo Hub

Internet Based Business Demystified

Anyone having a business will find it useful to upskill in web based business practices.  Don't miss this module and discover that you too can perform tasks formerly requiring an "expert":  Green eBusiness: ICT and eCommerce in the Green Economy, starts Monday, 7th Feb 2011

Emerging Business Opportunities in Artisan Foods

Our module, Artisan Food Production, from 7th Feb, now sounds a whole lot tastier!  "There will be particular focus on artisan, local, sustainable and organic food production. Learners will explore the techniques involved in working with ingredients such as milk, butter, cheese and yogurt, cereals, breads, meats and beverages."  Read more


ENVIRON 2011 Colloquium

ENVIRONThe 21st Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium (ENVIRON 2011 - "Towards 2020: Environmental challenges and opportunities for the next decade") will be held in University College Cork (UCC) from Wednesday, April 6th - Friday April 8th, 2011. For information and online registration click here.

The Green eBusiness Seminar

Monday 24th January 2011 | 10am to 4pm | €Free - All Welcome | The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew St, Dublin 2 | Map

eBusiness? What has that to do with the Green Economy? Well, everything...

Biomimicry and About Finding Out

Fashion designer Ada Zanditon was profiled in the Guardian on 9 Jan 2011, for her work in fashion design using biomimicry – sustainable design innovation inspired by the natural world.  We really like her quote at the end of the article:  "I'm not doing everything 100% right yet," she says, "but sustainability is about continuing to find out."


A Very Special Offering for Cultural Creatives!

Don't miss our Collaborative Entrepreneurship & Innovation weekend workshop, 22nd - 23rd January! 
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