Aims of the Galway National Park City are to:

  1. Connect all of Galway’s residents to the rest of Nature.
  2. Make the Outdoor Classroom part of school life.
  3. Endeavour to have free and easy access to high quality green and blue space for the residents of Galway.­­
  4. Endeavour to have the majority of Galway physically green and blue (made up of home gardens, rooftop gardens, parks, woods, farmland, waterways etc).
  5. Improve the richness, connectivity and biodiversity of Galway’s habitats.
  6. Endeavour to improve Galway’s air and water quality year on year.
  7. Inspire the building of affordable green and sustainable homes.
  8. Inspire new green and sustainability business opportunities and activities.
  9. Endeavour to have a city-wide pedestrian-cycle network where people can walk or cycle in a safe, clean and green landscape.
  10. Raise awareness and appreciation of Galway City’s extensive network of natural and man-made waterways and to ensure good management and sensitive development for Galway’s residents, visitors, and wildlife.
  11. Promote Nature through Art.
  12. Promote locally grown food and responsible consumption.
  13. Work towards achieving Zero Waste.
  14. Endeavour to deliver on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
  15. Nurture a shared National Park City identity for Galwegians that everyone feels part of and can contribute towards.
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