Irish Environmental Network (IEN) announce the updated criteria for groups who wish to be included in the Environmental Pillar of the PPN.

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 7 July 2020

Irish Environmental Network (IEN) announce the updated criteria for groups who wish to be included in the Environmental Pillar of the PPN

The IEN would like all community groups to be aware of the positive effects that they can have on their local environment, and to become a guardian for the local ecology which we all rely on for our health and wellbeing. With this in mind, IEN are delighted to announce the updated criteria for groups who wish to be included in the Environmental Pillar of the PPN.  They have been streamlined to make it easier to know who is automatically eligible for inclusion, and to show the process which IEN has in place when considering groups. IEN have also taken out some elements that were clashing with PPNs' existing criteria. 

Where a PPN receives an application for a group to become a member of their Environmental Electoral College, and that group is not included in the agreed national list of eligible groups, the Resource Worker will refer the application to the Coordinator of the national Environmental Pillar. The Coordinator will then decide on the basis of the responses to the questions contained in application form attached, whether to validate the application.

Any groups currently in the Community or Social Inclusion Pillars of PPN, whose core focus is environmental can also use this form to show their work and be considered for inclusion in the Environmental Pillar. 

IEN are proud to present this form, as it represents a leap forward in including groups who have an environmental ethos at their core, but who are not traditionally considered to be an environmental group. 

If any groups who are now in the Community or Social Inclusion pillar of Westmeath PPN who may wish to be in the Environmental pillar, please complete the attached form, noting the criteria which is considered to be an environmental group. These could include Tidy Towns groups or Residents Associations.

With this in mind, the first question to ask yourself is 'Would you consider your group to be an environmental group?'  If the answer is YES keep reading attached

If your groups want to be considered for inclusion in Westmeath PPN Environmental Pillar, please complete attached form and return info@westmeathppn.ie

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