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Good Energies Alliance Ireland Limited

description of organisation

Good Energies Alliance Ireland (GEAI) is an Environmental NGO based in County Leitrim, Ireland, that works through research, advocacy, education and campaigning to influence public opinion and decision-makers in Ireland against on-shore unconventional hydrocarbon development and towards practical policies on energy sources and uses that respect the environment, the planet and people.MAIN OBJECTIVES• To use research, advocacy, education and campaigning activities to influence public opinion and decision-makers to prohibit on-shore unconventional hydrocarbon development (fracking) in Ireland.• To educate ourselves and others on the impacts of different energy sources on the environment, the planet and people, and to publicise these through the effective use of social, print and other media.• To educate ourselves and others on the process and methods of policy-making at local and national levels and to explore how advocacy can best be employed in this regard. . To explore how local communities can become self-sufficient as regards energy and to promote renewable energy policies and practices in rural towns and villages• To employ campaigning activities and advocacy to influence decision-makers at all levels in Ireland (local, regional, national) towards sustainable energy sources and uses.• To show good practice in governance of GEAI, including fund-raising, and to attract more active members.• To network and collaborate with other ENGOs and to be an active member of the Irish Environmental Network and Pillar. • To involve young people in Ireland and Europe in the activities of GEAI and in national and EU decision-making processes through participation in EU-funded Youth programmes and coordination of youth projects.TARGET GROUPSGeneral public, local community, youth groups, statutory bodies, political institutionsREGULAR ACTIVITIESAWARENESS-RAISING Presentations given to University groups, groups campaigning against shale gas, communities, political executive groups, local schools. A series of seminars organised to raise awareness of renewable energy possibilities for the community.ADVOCACY• Letter campaigns, submissions as response to public consultation calls on environment issues, meetings and discussion with decision-makers, Parliamentary questions asked• Linking with EU political structures and addressing policy.PUBLICITY• Organisation of annual conference, seminars, Website constantly maintained and updated. Blog, Facebook and Twitter functions.• Press releases, Radio and TV interviews YOUNG PEOPLE• Hosting EVS volunteers, Attendance at Youth in Action Training programmes• Coordination of Youth Democracy Project . Liaison with local schools and youth groupsNETWORKINGMembers of several networks, e.g. Irish Environmental Network, Fracking Free Ireland Network, LASC (Latin America Solidarity Centre), People's Charter on Energy

Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

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Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
Good Energies 2016.2 project
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
01/01/2017 - 31/12/2017
20/09/2016 closed
Good Energies 2017.1 - URGENT
A total of 52 week(s) during the period
Feb 2017 to Mar 2018
28/02/2017 - 01/03/2018
27/01/2017 closed
Good Energies 2017.2
A total of 52 week(s) during the period
May 2017 to Jul 2018
31/05/2017 - 01/07/2018
27/01/2017 closed
Good Energies Publicity
A total of 52 week(s) during the period
Sep 2017 to Oct 2018
30/09/2017 - 01/10/2018
31/08/2017 open
Good Energies 2016.1 project - URGENT
A total of 52 week(s) during the period
Sep 2016 to Oct 2017
30/09/2016 - 01/10/2017
31/12/2037 closed