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While there are a lot of young people who care about the environment, Preserve Ireland felt like there was a vacant spot for a group that you could join and lend a helping hand for even just an hour or two. Preserve aims to provide a community for people to engage with and learn about helping with the environmental issues we face in Ireland. They aim to do this by providing a tapas like approach to environmental volunteering and education. Follow them on Instagram.
The Nu Wardrobe
In 2015 Aisling and Ali came to us with their idea for Nu – now an award-winning, innovative fashion community that seeks a sustainable, ethical alternative to the fast fashion industry. After spending the summer of 2013 in India with the Suas Volunteer Programme, Ali and Aisling were appalled by the poor working conditions of many garment workers there. They set up The Nu Wardrobe to create a community of people who believe there is a better way, a way of dressing that doesn’t harm our planet and doesn’t exploit millions of workers.
All Ireland Student Activist Network
Nils, Aine, Jessie and Deirdre knew that young people wanted to get involved with campaigning but lacked opportunities to share resources and experience. So they created a national network of young people, offering training and support to activists involved in environmental and social justice campaigns. The All Ireland Student Activist Network focuses on peer to peer learning and skill-sharing.
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