Zero Waste Educator Training

For the past number of years, LYCS Development Education has been running one/two day workshops on Zero Waste, designed to empower activists and community leaders to educate others about the waste crisis in the world. 

At the moment, we do not have any upcoming dates. Please contact Rachel at to be added to the ebulletin for future dates. 

Detailed Workshop Description:

One Day Workshop: The one day (and the first day of the two day version) aims to up-skill participants so they can become informed and equipped to lead others in reducing waste, through workshops and events in their communities. The following topics are included, and delivered through fun and lively participative methodologies and discussions.

  • What is Zero Waste?

  • The Rs and where to start

  • The Zero Waste Movement

  • Why do we need Zero Waste?

  • Waste Statistics

  • The problem with Plastic

  • How to plan and run your own event or workshop

Suitable for those who have not done the one-day Zero Waste Educator Training with LYCS already.


Two-Day workshop: The first day of the two-day workshop is as above. The second day will be a deeper exploration of how our way of living is threatening the survival of life on the planet, and how to react to this. Topics explored include:

  • Globalisation and Consumerism

  • Economic Growth. Green Growth or Degrowth?

  • The concept of sufficiency and meeting human needs

  • Dealing with apathy and how to involve people in sustainability

  • Paradigm change

  • Nature Connection and Self-Care

The second day is suitable for anyone who has already done the Zero Waste Educator training and wants to go deeper into the learning. It is not possible to do the second day on a stand alone basis.

What previous participants have said:

“I’d like to thank you again for this course. It was absolutely fantastic! It’s still settling with me and every day since I’m realising how much I learned from it. I wanted to make sure you know how great it was. I feel very empowered and I want to bring that further now.”

“The discussion about apathy really stuck with me! I think your facilitation was incredible. The framing of ideas was great and the way things were turned on their head…. all excellent.”

“More than information, I’m taking away an ability to genuinely consider activism as part of my identity. I connected with the tools today of how to do that”

” I really liked the circle with objects from nature, I found the workshop plan very useful and got ideas from that!”

“I would have done trainings with other groups but this was a really nice community, was really nice, just lovely”


Who is it for?

This is a free training targeted mainly at community workers and activists. Anyone else who has access to groups they can pass on the learning to is also welcome. A voluntary donation of a suggested €20 for one day and €40 for the two days is requested from those who aren’t active in the community sector.


Lower Rutland Street, Dublin 1

Phone: (353) 01-8363416

Charity Number LYCS CHY6806

Company Number 99806