GREEN SOD IRELAND’S MISSION
The purpose of Green Sod Ireland is to protect and conserve Irish land in perpetuity, for the sake of its indigenous inhabitants:
Animals, plants, soils, rocks, micro-organisms and the like for their own sake, for present and future generations.
The land of Ireland is a green gift to all of us. In holding land in trust, we acknowledge and respect it for its own sake, thus protecting its indigenous life from destruction. Green Sod Ireland works with local communities, raising awareness of the health, educational, social, economic and environmental benefits of caring for the land and its biodiversity.
Current Directors of Green Sod Ireland.
Mary was TD for Carlow/Kilkenny and a former Minister of State at the Department of Community Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs. She has over 20 years experience in care of the environment. She is a passionate organic grower and hill walker. She is the author of ‘Walkguide to the Blackstairs’ and ‘Environment, Mining and Politics’; International Environmental Awardee – Claouste Gulbenkian Foundation for her work in preserving the Blackstairs as an area of natural beauty. She is currently running Blackstairs Ecotrails in South Carlow.
Socio-economic advisor to Farm Families. M.A. Rural Development. Maria has vast experience of working with rural community groups.
Sam is passionate about community and specialises in collaborative cultural events in public spaces that build neighbourliness. He is the co-founder and CEO of Neighbourhood Network and director of Another Love Story Festival.
Educator in Ecology & Sustainability. Lecturer: M.A in Ecology and Religion. Co-Founder of Green Sod Ireland. Author: Out of Wonder, The Evolving Story of the Universe, and Life’s Delicate Balance, 2015.
Pedro is Director of Angulo Consulting Ltd and Chairperson of the Irish EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council). He has previously worked in senior management roles in Prospectus, Penna Consutling, Deloitte, IBM Business Consulting Services and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
M.Education; M.Sc Science Communication. Nature Education Guide; Education Officer
Board of Directors formed 26th September 2006
Registered as a legal entity Company Limited by Guarantee
Established Charitable status
Green Sod Ireland
Established as a Registered Charity,
6th February 2007
FOUNDING BOARD MEMBERS
Melissa Griffith, Galway
Sheila Gallagher, Galway
Nellie McLaughlin, Donegal
Rosaleen Hogan, Dublin
Mary Connaughton, Meath. RIP
Noreen Lyons, Galway
Christine Brennan, Galway
I am only one, I can only do what one can do, but what one can do I will do.
John Seymour, Environmentalist