Friday, September 27, 2019

History will be made today when GMIT Castlebar hosts Mayo’s first Climate Fest. Earth in water

Commencing at 10am this free event is comprised of talks, workshops, performances and conversation aimed at helping people make simple changes to their day-to-day lives that will help tackle the climate emergency.

Workshop topics include: tips for sorting, recycling and reducing food waste in the home; sustainable transport and electric vehicles; energy hacks for the home; easy gardening tips to improve your wellbeing and reduce your carbon footprint; how to make informed food choices in line with your own values and life situations; the journey to reduce plastic and minimize waste; sustainable fashion and becoming an eco community/eco parish.

Influential and inspiring guest speakers include environmentalist Saoirse McHugh; Trocaire’s Jane Mellett; John Weakliam, CEO of the Irish NGO Vita Рan organisation focusing on next generation models of development of sustainable development in Africa; Laura Dixon, Mayo Co. Council Climate Action Officer; Mayo Climate Strikers and GMIT Green Campus while Midwest Radio presenter Gerry Glennon will act as MC.

There will be fun and engaging performances throughout the day too as well as an opportunity to meet local environmental groups and businesses that are committed to reducing their impact on the planet.

This event is being co-hosted by Mayo Co Council, the Mercy Sisters, Castlebar Parish and GMIT Green Campus with support from LECo, Mayo PPN and Green Schools.

For more information check out the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/climatefestmayo/

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