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Meet the Irish LIFE community

Posted on 15th December 2017

WISER LIFE was part-funded by the European Union through its LIFE project. Established in 1992, LIFE has co-financed more than 4,500 projects to date, supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action throughout Europe. In addition to WISER LIFE, there are currently five LIFE-funded projects operating in Ireland, so we thought it would be both useful and a nice way to end the year by inviting all the LIFE project partners to Dublin to share their experiences and plans for the future.

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Spook-tacular fun at the Rediscovery Centre

Posted on 5th November 2017

During October 2017 the Rediscovery Centre rolled out a number of new family-orientated events and workshops aimed at celebrating Halloween in a more environmentally conscious way.
As part of the WISER LIFE public education programme, a variety of family-friendly activities from reuse arts and crafts workshops to scarecrow-making and spooky science experiments were delivered to schools, families and community groups visiting the centre.

The centre has a variety of courses to suit all ages and tastes.

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Lets Talk Science Festival

Posted on 3rd November 2017

Come join us at the Rediscovery Centre on the 13th and 14th of November to explore all things STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) as part of science week 2017. FREE activities for all ages!

Free student activities include:
The Science of Me
K’nex Engineering
Acids & Bases
Flood Defences
And lots more!!

The Lets Talk Science Festival is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and delivered by the Rediscovery Centre and Global Action Plan Ireland.

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Free Information tour of the 3D textbook

Posted on 18th October 2017

The 3D textbook, located at the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun, is a unique educational space and an innovative experience that will demonstrate excellence in reuse for Ireland. It challenges conventional thinking about how we live, stimulates positive behavioural change and highlights how we can use our resources wisely to achieve a low carbon, sustainable society.

We are have created this session for you to meet the team and to have an informal tour of the building. As part of this information session we will demonstrate the journey of this unique building.

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Open House Dublin

Posted on 9th October 2017

On Saturday the 14th of October 2017 we are participating in Open House Dublin (OHD) which is Ireland’s largest architecture festival. We will be hosting free tours of our 3D textbook at 11am and at 3pm. At 11am we will be joined by the lead architect Robert Davys from ABK Architects and at 3pm by project architect Ronan Glynn from Dublin City Council. They will bring you on a tour of the 3D textbook that will highlight and explain some of the unique architectural features of this building

Lead architect Robert Davys from ABK Architects will be hosting the tour at 11am and you can book your place here https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/open-house-dublin-tour-with-the-architect-tickets-38763036285

Project architect Ronan Glynn from Dublin City Council will be hosting the tour at 3pm and you can book your place here https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/open-house-dublin-tour-with-the-architect-tickets-38763305089

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Culture Night 22nd of September

Posted on 15th September 2017

Culture Night is an annual all-island festival that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, for the first time. the 3D textbook and the WISER Life project is taking part.

The Centre will remain open from 5pm to 9pm on the 22nd of September to host a programme of free tours and events.

Children’s Arts & Crafts
The Centre will run arts & crafts workshops for children from 5pm to 7pm.

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Minister Denis Naughten TD launches WEEE Ireland’s battery recycling campaign

Posted on 12th September 2017

Bosco and Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Denis Naughten TD today launched WEEE Ireland’s battery recycling campaign for 2017 at the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun.

1 in 5 admit to putting waste batteries in the bin, but what a waste! Batteries can be easily recycled in the blue recycling boxes in schools or in any of the thousands of shops that sell batteries across the country – It couldn’t be easier to make battery recycling part of the household routine.

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North West Area City Neighbourhood Awards 2017

Posted on 8th September 2017

Congratulations to the Rediscovery Centre who won the Business Environmental Initiative and Sustainability Initiative at the North West Area City Neighbourhood Awards 2017 last night!! They were also a runner up for the best Shop Front.

The WISER Life project is delighted to be involved with the redeveloped of the iconic Ballymun boiler house into the centre for excellence in lifelong learning in sustainable development and waste reuse.

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Green Manure: Good for us, the environment, and bees!

Posted on 22nd August 2017

One of the most striking plants in the 3D garden this summer is purple tansy, or Phacelia tanacetifolia. More important than its rich purple bloom is its function is as an eco-friendly fertiliser.

Purple tansy is a type of ‘green manure’: a plant that can help sustain agricultural systems in an environmentally friendly way. It is a fast growing plant with an extensive root system, which improves the quality of the soil structure.

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