The Irish Environmental Network (IEN) have updated the criteria for groups who wish to be included in the Environmental Pillar of Public Participation Networks nationally.
The criteria have been streamlined to make it easier for community and voluntary groups to know if they are automatically eligible for inclusion, and to show the process in place when considering groups. They have also taken out some elements that were clashing with PPNs’ membership eligibility criteria nationally.
If a group is not on the list of automatically eligible groups, they can complete the Community Group Eligibility Form to be considered for inclusion in the Environmental College.
Going forward, this form should be completed by any group, not on the list of automatically eligible groups, who wish to join Limerick PPN under the Environmental Pillar. Any groups currently in the Community or Social Inclusion pillars whose core focus is environmental can also use this form to show their work and be considered for inclusion in the Environmental pillar.
If your group is currently a member of Limerick PPN under the Community or Social Inclusion pillar but wishes to be in the Environmental pillar, your committee should review the criteria and consider contacting the Irish Environment Network – such groups could include Tidy Towns groups or Residents Associations.