Over the past two years children's author and poet Catherine Ann Cullen has been working with pupils in St Joseph's Co-ed Primary School in East Wall in Dublin with a view to improving their creativity and literacy skills. Catherine Ann was the professional writer selected as part of a new writer-in-residence programme, a three-year partnership created by A&L Goodbody under the Docklands Arts Fund. It is the first school residency in the country supported by a company.
Midlands Science is a not-for-profit development company, which works to create greater interest in STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths] education and skills among students, teachers and members of the public in the four counties of the Midlands [Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath]. At Integra all employees are encouraged to make a difference in the communities in which they live and work and to extend their caring to meaningful causes across the globe. Integra’s local partnership with Midlands Science has enabled the company to facilitate the organization and delivery of hands-on workshops in local primary and secondary schools during the Midlands Science Festival, which is held annually during national Science Week.
Midlands Science was delighted to collaborate with Bord na Móna to deliver some exciting and interactive workshops during 2017 and these events proved to be an effective way to engage young children about the diversity of science and technology and how it is such a big part of everyday life. Bord Na Móna has a number of sites in the Midlands that welcome visits from the public and particularly young people to learn more about the advances being made in the areas of renewable energy technology, power generation and ecology to name but a few.
Pro bono work is an opportunity for staff from the firm to exercise their professional services free of charge, or for a substantially reduced fee, to disadvantaged or marginalised people who cannot afford legal services. Arthur Cox has had a series of secondments at the Immigrant Council of Ireland since 2013 whereby trainees spend a number of months working at the Council. The results are of huge benefit to the many migrant families that access the Council’s legal services annually.
Check out AIM2Flourish case study on Transforming Old Peat Harvesting Site for People and Community. AIM2Flourish connects students with business leaders to discover and learn about innovations that do good and do well.
Green Business is a free and confidential resource efficiency service for all types of SMEs in Ireland. In October 2016, they launched an online Resource Efficiency Tool. The Tool for REsource Efficiency (TREE) allows businesses to carry out a quick assessment of their current business practices and take less than 15 minutes to complete. Business will receive a tailor made report with suggestions for more efficient management of energy, water and materials within their business.
Cisco Galway have been working with Age Action for more than 5 years bridging the generational divide and giving computer classes to the more mature members of our community. Originally the computer classes were convened in local libraries or community halls, however, due to the lack of availability of locations, Cisco now bring the students of Age Action into the Cisco Galway offices.
Bord na Móna's Eco Rangers schools programme is one of a range of communication and engagement events promoting value of biodiversity as part of Bord na Móna's Biodiversity Action Plan 2016-2021.
Bank of Ireland's Workbench project connects entrepreneurs, the community, and bank branches by offering start-ups and entrepreneurs free dedicated space for co-working, seminars, clinics and events to encourage innovation and new ideas.
Freightspeed was the winner of both the transport award at the 2017 Green Business Awards and The Green Mover Award at the 2017 Irish Logistics & Transport Awards for their work with the HSE.