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Meet The Team

Sinead McCoy
Sinead McCoyCoastal Communities Manager, Environmental Education Unit
Sinead began working with An Taisce’s EEU 6 years ago. Based in Dublin, she is Coastal Community Manager, working to promote and protect our Irish coastline. Previous to this Sinead was a part of An Taisce’s Green Schools team and completed a MSc in Sustainable Development at Dublin University College.
Ian Diamond
Ian DiamondCoastal Awards Manager, Environmental Education Unit
Ian has worked at An Taisce since 2007, firstly in planning and subsequently on the Green-Schools and National Spring Clean programmes. He joined the coastal programmes team in January 2016 taking on the management of the Blue Flag and Green Coast Award.
Aidan Gray
Aidan GrayClean Coasts Officer for Louth & Meath
Aidan has been working on Clean Coasts since 2003, thoroughly enjoying helping and seeing the programme grow in strength. Through the wide diversity of community involvement, it has been an exciting challenge each year. He worked in event management and outdoor adventure/education previously.
Olivia Crossan
Olivia CrossanClean Coasts Officer for Sligo & Mayo
Olivia has been working as a Coastal Programmes Officer with An Taisce for the past 6 years. She is currently based in the North West working with Coastcare groups in an effort to help them improve and protect our beautiful coastline.
Beckey-Finn Britton
Beckey-Finn BrittonClean Coasts Officer for Donegal
Beckey-Finn joined the Coastal Programmes team in 2014 with her background in creative digital media and a passion for working with local communities. She grew-up in a surfing family which has given her a lifelong love for protecting the coast.
Susan Vickers
Susan VickersClean Coasts Officer for Kerry, Cork & Limerick
Susan has been working with An Taisce since 2012 & with Clean Coasts since 2014. Susan’s background is in environmental biology (particularly contamination and pollution), and sustainability.Susan works with the many CleanCoasts groups looking after our coastline in the South & West.
Elaine Doyle
Elaine DoyleClean Coasts Officer, Environmental Education Unit
Elaine has a passion for sustainability & social change. She holds a degree in Manufacturing Engineering and a Masters in Sustainable Development. With experience in waste management, wind energy and environmental education she is delighted to be working on Irish coastal initiatives with the Clean Coast team.
Caitríona Cunningham
Caitríona CunninghamClean Coasts Officer for Galway and Clare
Caitríona has been working with An Taisce’s Green-Schools programme since 2009 and with Clean Coasts since 2017. Her background is in Primary School teaching, environmental consultancy and pollinator research. With experience working with community conservation groups she enjoys working with community groups along the coast, agus is féidir libh teagmháil i nGaeilge léi freisin!
Camilla Tunney
Camilla TunneyClean Coasts Officer for Wicklow, Wexford & Waterford
Camilla has been working with the Environment Education Unit since 2014, initially starting out on the Green-Schools programme. With a MSc in Environmental Science, as well as a background in Education for Sustainable Development and behaviour change, she works with Clean Coasts groups in the sunny South East to enhance and protect the coastline.

Clean Coasts Ambassador – Easkey Britton

Easkey Britton is an internationally renowned professional big-wave surfer, artist, scientist and explorer from Donegal, with a PhD in Marine Environment and Society. Her parents taught her to surf when she was four years old and her life has revolved around the ocean ever since. Global Billabong XXL big wave nominee, former 5 times Irish National Champion and the first women to surf in Iran, Easkey is co-founder of the non-profit Waves of Freedom which uses the power of surfing as a creative medium for social change and is spear-heading the world’s first global Surf + Social Good Summit in Bali this month.

Easkey is our Clean Coasts Ambassador and in this role has given generously her time and support to Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week and the Clean Coasts programme.

“Being someone who has had so many wonderful and life-changing experiences at sea, who was given this gift from the ocean that has shaped my life and all that is in it, I have a responsibility to make sure I look after it – my playground, my work place and the ecosystem that supports my very being. If you think about it, all life has been shaped by the ocean and as an island nation in particular, we all have a responsibility to do something to protect and care for our coasts. And that’s what Clean Coasts is about – reminding us the importance and value of what we have and to look after it so everyone can enjoy it.”

Easkey Britton
www.easkeybritton.com

Sponsors

Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government

As part of its commitments under the EU’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive and OSPAR’s Marine Litter Action Plan, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government is proud to support An Taisce’s ‘Clean Coasts Programme’, in its enthusiastic engagement with marine communities in relation to marine litter and in heightening public awareness and influencing positive behaviour among civil society. The Department would also like to acknowledge the tremendous work done by hundreds of local clean coast groups around the coast in protecting the marine environment, for the generations to come.

Fáilte Ireland

Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority is a proud sponsor of the Clean Coasts programme for the past 9 years. The Green Coast Awards and associated Clean Coasts groups act as custodians for the beaches, seas, and marine life in Ireland, ensuring that they are managed appropriately and that they are litter and pollution free for our visitors to enjoy. [Read More…]

If your company is interested in partnering with the Clean Coasts programme then please get in touch here.

Careers

Environmental Education Unit Vacancies 

Environmental Education Unit doesn’t have any positions currently available.

The Environmental Education Unit, An Taisce is an equal opportunities employer.

The EEU is responsible for developing and operating some of Ireland’s most popular and successful environmental and sustainability programmes. It is the National Operator for many international environmental education programmes of FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education), including the Blue Flag Award for Beaches and Marinas and Green-Schools, the international environmental education programme in operation across 93% of Irish schools.
It also operates a number of national programmes including: Green Campus, Neat Streets, Clean Coasts, National Spring Clean (Ireland’s largest anti-litter campaign), Green Home, Green Communities, and the Irish Greening Community Award Programme.

Contact Us

The Clean Coasts Programme,
An Taisce – Environmental Education Unit,
5a Swifts Alley,
Francis Street,
Dublin 8,
D08 TN88.

Telephone: 01 4002210
Email: cleancoasts@eeu.antaisce.org