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    admin 9:02 am on April 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: get-involved   |  Cat: Community Projects, Energy

    Get Involved 

    It is the only way to change things

    It is the only way to change things

    http://get-involved.ie/

    Get Involved’ is a sustainable community initiative developed by 51 local newspapers through their representative associations – NNI Local & the RNPAI.

    In 2014, local newspapers with the support of the SEAI will lead and drive voluntary sustainability projects where citizens will collectively play a more pro-active, inclusive and coherent role in shaping the future of their local environs and in contributing to their local economy.

    Get Involved will inevitably bring clear benefits to the local economy and the local environment and in shaping a positive future for this and future generations, by transforming to a ‘low-carbon, resource-efficient’ society. Local newspapers are in a great position to coordinate local sustainability projects with the communities best interests at heart.

    The 2014 ‘Get Involved’ initiative is very much aimed at community projects and will focus on the following 7 areas……….

     

    The above is just the introduction to this scheme. For more info    ——-> Read the Entire Get Involved Notice…

    Or please send us your idea as to how we might take advantage of this great initiative    ——> I have an idea


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    Ben4 9:20 am on March 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Newsletter March 2014 

    You can also view or download our March 2014 Newsletter here —–>Ballynagran Newsletter March 2014
     

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    Ben4 1:39 pm on February 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , vounteer,   |  Cat: Community Projects

    Volunteers Wanted! 

    Woodland - A Resource just for You

    Woodland – A Resource just for You

    VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR

     OLD COACH ROAD WALKING TRAIL

    CLEANUP

    The “Old Coach Road walking trail” was created and opened with the co-operation of the National Parks & Wildlife Service. Starting from Ballymanus Lane cross roads and going in a South Westerly direction, the trail follows the route of the old coach road and leads out through the forest on to the Deputy’s Pass trail and eventually to the car park. We drained and cleared mud from certain sections of the trail last year, but briars, bushes and weeds still need to be cleared.

    Date: This Saturday 1st March

    Assembly point: Ballymanus Lane from 10am                             

    Volunteers are asked to bring slash hooks, spades and shears and wear suitable clothing.

    Further information from: Nils Lignell 086 3824358

     

    Ballynagran Energy Plus making a better environment for you

    Previous Post about this Great Trail Clean-Up

     

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    Ben4 12:28 pm on February 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: e-car, ecar   |  Cat: Transport

    ESB Electric Car Trial – Please Apply before March 4th 

    ESB New Electric Car Trial

    The ESB has launched a new ecar trial. A copy of their page is appended below.

    This trial is now accepting entries and we would encourage all to apply.

    If all houses in the Ballynagran Energy Plus+ area apply then we may get at least 1 ecar in the area.

    Go for it! Just apply – everything to gain -nothing to lose!

    Closing Date is March 4th Next


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    Ben4 5:56 pm on November 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: nze,   |  Cat: Energy, Retrofit

    Visit a Nearly Zero Energy Building This Weekend! 

    Please take the time to visit a nearly zero energy or low energy building in Ireland from 8th -10th November 2013 during the NZEB Open Doors Ireland event.

    Go to Nearly Zero Energy Buildings for details about this wonderful showcase of truly excellent houses.


    Houses - Well Worth Visiting

    Outstanding Houses – Well Worth Visiting

    In Our Area – Just west of The Beehive – View Next Friday or Sunday

    The nearest NZEB house is that of Christian Osthoff, an active member of the Ballynagran Energy ⁺ Plus Group. Details of this house are available here Christian’s House 

    Christian Ostoff's House - Near the Beehive

    Christian Ostoff’s House – Near the Beehive

    There are still some places left in the viewing rosters for Friday and Sunday Next

    Date :  Friday, 8 November, 2013 - 14:00 to 16:00 – book to see Christian’s House on  this date here
    I want to view this house on Friday

     

    and on Sunday, 10 November, 2013 - 11:15 to 13:00 -  book to see Christian’s House on  this date here
    I want to view this house on Sunday

     Other Houses

    To book a visit for the other houses, visit the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings website and simply click on ‘Visit a Building’, scroll down and select the building you wish to visit where an event is advertised, and click on Subscribe. Enter your details.

    You will get an email confimation of your booking.

    That site will then send you with a second reminder email 2 days before the event confirming the exact address and how to find the building.

    If you click on a county in the map, all buildings participating in that county will be shown.

    The Eco Village in Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary will arrange multiple visits to several houses together. All events are bookable through the Django’s Hostel events listing under Visit a Building.

    The best of luck. It is really worth with your while going to see one of these outstanding buildings.



     

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    View Way to Christian’s House from the Beehive in a larger map on the Google Platform
    Directions.
    Driving south on the N11, turn right opposite the Beehive Pub or driving north, turn left at the Beehive (opposite Wicklow town turn). Follow the road for about 3km till you go over a bridge on a slight right hand bend. About 150m after the bridge turn left up a lane (marked with a white toilet roll!). Follow signs for the property. If you are coming from Rathdrum, drive towards Glenealy and turn right at the deputy’s pass junction. Follow this road till you get to a T-junction, turn left and drive about 400m. Turn right up a lane marked with a toilet roll! Follow signs for the property.
     
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