Glan Tralee was formed in March 2018 with the aim of helping businesses and organisations to transition towards sustainable practices. Organisations in Tralee including businesses, clubs, schools and public bodies are asked by GLAN Tralee volunteers to make ‘green and clean’ pledges/ commitments. These include: participating in regular clean-ups, taking responsibility for the upkeep of an area in town, moving away from single use plastic, implementing waste reduction practices and considering more sustainable energy sources. There are over thirty pledges in the GLAN Tralee programme in seven categories: retail, catering, education, office, hotel and pubs, personal services, and clubs and societies.
To date, the reaction experienced by volunteers has been very positive with many businesses contacting the GLAN Tralee Facebook Page directly asking for a sign-up visit or for more information. At this time 96 businesses and organisations have signed up to date – which has surpassed the sign up targets set by the GLAN Tralee team (signees include Kerry County Council, IT Tralee, Siamsa Tire, AIB Tralee, Croi restaurant, and Bridge Place Dental).