Sustainable Living Programme

AUTHOR: Paula Buckley, Imelda Carew, Ciss Geoghegan, Emer Madigan, Howard Marshall, Maureen O’Connell

PUBLISHER: Union of Presentation Sisters

YEAR: 2009



A programme developed by the Union of Presentation Sisters that focuses on sustainable living and how we can respond to the challenges.


action, energy, environment, green cleaning, green living, interdependence, natural resources, organic, organics, purchasing, sustainable living, transport, union of presentation sisters, waste, water


adult and community education, youth groups, 16+ years, 12-15 years


religious education, education for sustainable development, social environmental and scientific education, science


activity pack


Available from:

Download Sustainable Living Programme PDF (3.05MB)

Further information:

  • Nagle Community, 55 Kirwan Park, Mountmellick, Co. Laois.
  • Tel./Fax 057 8644005
  • Email:

Presentation Sisters sustainable living initiative background information and links:


A user-friendly programme that is suggested to run over a nine-month period. The programme incorporates information/action information and actions on the sectors of sustainable living including: energy, water, purchasing, transport, organic produce, green cleaning and waste. Each section contains information and suggestions for action. At the end of the resource are suggested sites, books, periodicals, DVDs and CDs for further learning and exploration of the issues.

Also included is a section on sustainable fisheries: fish facts, a ‘good fish guide’ for choosing sustainable fish for cooking, a list of ‘red fish’ that are facing extinction.

This programme aims to:

  • Call us to recognise the beauty and wonder of this world and celebrate its
  • Alert us to the devastation currently happening to our planet
  • Increase our awareness that climate change, which is mainly caused by
    humans, has the greatest impact on those who are already the most deprived
    in our world
  • Motivate us to play our part in living and promoting more sustainable
    lifestyles so that we and future generations can enjoy the beauty and fertility
    of our planet Earth
  • Develop a network of people for mutual support and encouragement as we
    strive to live in a more environmentally friendly manner.