Mission Statement

Common Hawthorn

Crataegus monogyna

by Onenn

Green Sod Ireland's Mission

The purpose of Green Sod Ireland - An Fóidín Glas is to protect and conserve land in Ireland for the sake of its indigenous inhabitants: animals, plants, soils, rocks, micro-organisms, watersheds and the like for their own sake, and for the sake of present and future generations.

The land of Ireland is a green gift to all of us.
Green Sod Ireland is working to save this land for present and future generations. In holding land in trust, we acknowledge and respect it for its own sake, thus protecting its indigenous life from destruction.

The Trust works with local communities and encourages them to live in harmony with nature.

It also works to advance education by promoting and encouraging public awareness of the importance of conserving land and protecting the environment for the benefit of present and future generations.

The Trust encourages, promotes and fosters the initiation of proposals for the conservation, protection and improvement of lands and the environment.
We acknowledge the earth as a bountiful community of life of which we are just one part.

Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

by Donnacha Minton


Green Sod Ireland - An Fóidín Glas works:

  1. To conserve land both for its own sake and the sake of future generations.
  2. To protect the existing natural process and its indigenous inhabitants out of respect for the diversity of life.
  3. To renew land where it has been damaged by encouraging natural processes, enabling less restricted interactions amongst species.
  4. To liaise with local communities and to encourage them to live in harmony with nature, thereby promoting biodiversity and bio-dynamic agriculture.
  5. To promote an awareness and understanding of the natural world.
  6. To stimulate public support and debate the protection of land from improper use, so that land may no longer be seen merely as a commodity but as a source of life.
  7. To encourage voluntary participation in the conservation and renewal of land.

Mute Swan

Cygnus olor

by Onenn