Zero Waste Educator Trainings


Ireland, and indeed the world, has a massive issue with WASTE. We are extracting resources, converting them to consumer goods and discarding them at ever increasing rates. In the process we are creating massive pollution, marine litter and contributing to climate chaos. If you are already interested in reducing waste/zero waste and you would like to learn more and become more confident to help tackle this issue in your community, join in one of our one or two day Zero Waste Educator Trainings. The one-day training equips you with the knowledge and tools to run workshops and events on the issue while the 2-day training delves deeper into the systemic causes of the waste crisis, and the massive shift in what we consider progress to be in order to preserve our planet for future generations and other life forms.


DUBLIN DECEMBER 2018 WEEKEND WORKSHOP: 10am-4.30pm, Sat 1st & Sun 2nd December 2018. This is a two day training, but participants can opt to do the first day only if preferred. Please download and return the Zero Waste Educator Weekend Training Application form Dec 2018 from to

GREYSTONES 1 DAY WORKSHOP,  10am-4pm, Tuesday 6 November 2018 at Greystones Library, Church Road, Greystones, Co.Wicklow. Organised in conjunction with Delgany Tidy Towns. Please download and return the  Zero Waste Educator Training Application form Greystones from to

TIPPERARY 1 DAY WORKSHOP 22 NOV 2018: 10am-4.30pm, Thursday 22 November, Knockanrawley Resource Centre (KRC), Tipperary Town. Organised in conjunction with Knockanrawly Resource Centre. Application details to follow soon. Contact with expressions of interest.

Detailed Workshop Description:

One Day Workshop: The one day (and the first day of the two day version) aims to up-skill participants so they can become informed and equipped to lead others in reducing waste, through workshops and events in their communities. The following topics are included, and delivered through fun and lively participative methodologies and discussions.

  • What is Zero Waste?
  • The Rs and where to start
  • The Zero Waste Movement
  • Why do we need Zero Waste?
  • Waste Statistics
  • The problem with Plastic
  • How to plan and run your own event or workshop

Suitable for those who have not done the one-day Zero Waste Educator Training with LYCS already.

Two-Day workshop: The first day of the two-day workshop is as above. The second day will be a deeper exploration of how our way of living is threatening the survival of life on the planet, and how to react to this. Topics explored include:

  • Globalisation and Consumerism
  • Economic Growth. Green Growth or Degrowth?
  • The concept of sufficiency and meeting human needs
  • Dealing with apathy and how to involve people in sustainability
  • Paradigm change
  • Nature Connection and Self-Care

The second day is suitable for anyone who has already done the Zero Waste Educator training and wants to go deeper into the learning. It is not possible to do the second day on a stand alone basis.

What previous participants have said:

“I’d like to thank you again for this course. It was absolutely fantastic! It’s still settling with me and every day since I’m realising how much I learned from it. I wanted to make sure you know how great it was. I feel very empowered and I want to bring that further now.”

“The discussion about apathy really stuck with me! I think your facilitation was incredible. The framing of ideas was great and the way things were turned on their head…. all excellent.”

“More than information, I’m taking away an ability to genuinely consider activism as part of my identity. I connected with the tools today of how to do that”

” I really liked the circle with objects from nature, I found the workshop plan very useful and got ideas from that!”

“I would have done trainings with other groups but this was a really nice community, was really nice, just lovely”

Who is it for?

This is a free training targeted mainly at community workers and activists. Anyone else who has access to groups they can pass on the learning to is also welcome. A voluntary donation of a suggested €20 for one day and €40 for the two days is requested from those who aren’t active in the community sector.