Links for Eco-Friendly, Education, Ecotourism & Conservation
CRANN OG ECO FARM
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…what’s the story?
ENFO – Ask About Ireland: Interesting environmental info about Ireland.
UN Climate Change: Their perspective.
Carbon Fund: Reduce what you can, offset what you can’t.
Climate Change Ireland: An Irish perspective.
Real Climate Org: A scientific debate.
The World Counts: Environmental Degradation Statistics.
Shop Wise - buy eco friendly stuff !
World Centric Org: All about reusable and compostable products.
SUMA Wholefoods: Top wholefood supplier from whom we buy organic food in bulk and our personal soaps that we recommend and supply onsite.
Lily’s Eco Clean: Eco friendly cleaning products that we use at Crann Og.
EcoVer Products: More eco friendly cleaning products we use.
Faith in Nature Products: Eco friendly personal hygeine products we recommend for use at Crann Og. We supply a limited amount onsite.
Conservation Organisations in Ireland
National Parks and Wildlife Service
Sonairte: The National Ecology Centre: Interactive visitor centre promoting ecological awareness.
Forest Friends Ireland: Protecting the forests of Ireland.
Invasive Species Ireland
Irish Wildlife Trust: Conservation charity committed to raising awareness of Ireland’s rich natural heritage and protecting it for future generations.
The Woodland League: Restoring the relationship between people and their native woodlands.
The Native Woodland Trust: Dedicated to the preservation of our Ancient Woodlands and to the planting of new trees and woods all over Ireland.
Burrenbeo Trust: Protecting the Burren, a magical and unique landscape.
Ecotourism Ireland: Our certifying body.
Leave No Trace Ireland: Outdoor ethics code of conduct.
Eco Active Ireland: Comprehensive list of quality Ecotourism destinations in Ireland. We’re a Gold Member Destination!
Green Destinations in Ireland that we recommend.
The Three Towers: The Ecotourism Ireland Gold certified café and restaurant – Co Galway.
Ard Nahoo Eco Retreat Centre: Yoga retreats, treatments, organic food, event space – Co Leitrim.
Creevy Self-catering cottages: Local wildlife, nature tours, walking – Co Donegal.
Rock Farm Slane Ecotourism: Glamping, holistic treatments, walking tours, organic food, sustainable travel (electric bikes) – Co Meath.
The International Ecotourism Society: The defining body regarding international ecotourism.
Hostels Guide: A helpful website for planning any budget holiday. Hostel database for all hostels worldwide.
Green Destinations International that we recommend.
Ecolodge Brejeira: In the center of the Algarve, Portugal, this ecolodge offers nights in a yurt, a gypsvan and other unique experiences.
Wild at Heart eco-holidays: Unique wildlife watching trips, nature retreats and family holidays, Inverness, Scotland.
Eco Guest House Wales: Authentic sustainability focus, sustainable energy, eco-friendly travel well supported – Wales.
EcoPod Holidays: Something out of the norm, sustainable building, reclaimed materials, glamping – Peak District UK
Beacon Bank Farm: Organic, eco tourism, Stafford UK.
The Eco Lodge: Family friendly, simple approach, basic accommodation, walking/cycling, treatments, sustainable energy – Lincolnshire, UK.
Mill Meadow : Luxurious Eco Self Catering Accommodation in Somerset, UK.
URNature: Wildlife, reconnection with nature, forest living, natural materials, artistic design – Sweden.
Can Marti Eco/Agrotourism: Eco-agriculture, sustainable energy, natural activities – Ibiza, Spain.
Wonderful Land: Peaceful, simple, natural, nature, games and activities – Portugal.
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council: Everything we need to know about sustainable ecotourism around the world and in Ireland.
Sustainable Ireland: A guide to sustainability-minded organisations, websites, events and products in Ireland.
Sustainable Tourism Ireland: Encouraging responsible tourism in Ireland.
Place Based Learning
At Crann Og Eco Farm we are transitioning towards a place based learning, and nature school educational experience. Much of our ecotourism revolves around this for families. We hope to position ourselves in the near future to be a provider of place based learning for children, teens and adults alike in West Ireland.
Burrenbeo Trust: The Burren National Park – a learning landscape.
Cloughjordan Ecovillage: A diverse group of people creating an innovative new community in Tipperary.
Cultivate – Living and Learning: Goings on and training at Cloughjordan EcoVillage.
Centre for EcoLiteracy: An increasing number of teachers are embracing place-based learning as a strategy…
The Foundations of Place-based Learning: “If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are.” – Wallace Stegner
Community Based Learning: What is Community Based Learning, Campus Engage Paper for Educators.