Slí was founded as The Waterford Sustainable Living Initiative (SLI). ‘Slí’ is also the Irish word for ‘way’ and we believe this sums up our work perfectly.
Our vision is of a global community working together to ensure an equitable and sustainable future for all and our mission is to educate and empower the people of Ireland to act on issues of sustainability, responsible consumption and climate change.
SLí provides a range of education and awareness raising programmes to schools, youth groups and community organisations to raise the profile of sustainability within our community. All of our work takes place within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. SLí works on a variety of issues that fall under this umbrella including the problems of single-use plastic, waste, fair trade, child and forced labour, ethical fashion, water, transportation, etc
Our work can be looked at through 2 lenses
Learning - our education work in schools, workplaces and communities
Action - the work we do and resources we circulate to inspire
We are Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable Status. We are run by a fantastic Board of Directors and Advisory Committee.
John Hawkes, Chair