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Virtual St. Patrick's Day 2021

Mayo PPN Drops The Red And Goes All Green For St Patricks Day

Mayo Public Participation Network (Mayo PPN) in collaboration with The Climate Action Office in Mayo County Council will highlight the work of community groups around Mayo to help keep our planet Green. The Spotlight is on seven Mayo PPN Community Groups and how they have addressed climate change and biodiversity in their communities.

It gives examples on how Community Groups can make Mayo a leader in tackling Climate Change and biodiversity. A series of short videos will be released on social media, on and daily over the week 10th –16th March and will showcase community groups working together to address coastal erosion, biodiversity loss, food waste, energy reduction, transport emissions and other climate and biodiversity issues.

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Carol Loftus talks about the Mulranny Green Plan and the Food Drop Box

Carol Loftus talks about the Mulranny Green Plan and the Food Drop Box initiative where visitors to Mulranny are encouraged to drop unused non-perishable into the Food Drop Box.

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Balla Community

Balla community talked about the community development association, parks, woodland walks and the biodiversity and wildflower garden. The communities spoke about the ongoing developments in Balla and how the Balla community is doing its best to be a sustainable energy and environmentally friendly community.

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River Moy Trust, Foxford

Raymond and Jennifer with the River Moy Trust discuss how the trust was formed and the important work that it is completing within the River Moy catchment.

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Sustainable Energy Community, Tourmakeady

Michael Hegarty talk us through the sustainable energy community buildings. They have a master plan on how to make Tourmakeady one of the most energy efficient communities in Ireland. Inspired by the sustainable energy committee ten per cent of housing stock in Tourmakeady have retrofitted their homes.

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Bertra Beach and Dunes

Murrisk local Niall Kelly discusses its erosion due to climate change & storm damage. Niall is part of the local action group Bertra Connected , who is working with NUI Galway, Mayo Co Co, and the NPWS to find ways we can keep Bertra from disintegrating completely.

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Bangor Erris Parish Hall

We see how the Bangor Erris Parish Hall was refurbished. The aims were to provide an inviting hub for the benefit of the community and reduce the buildings’ carbon footprint and energy.

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Ballina, a town with a strong green ambition

We hear about Ballina, a town with a strong green ambition and how two Transition Year students from St Mary’s Secondary School talk about their Ballina Community Clean Up module and how it links with Ballina Green Town and the Beelieve in Ballina initiative, the spirit of volunteerism and the benefits of being environmentally aware for a more sustainable community and a better world.

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Duncan Stewart speaks about Mayo groups work to battle climate change

Commenting on the above video series Stewart praised the county on its tremendous work and believes “it would be very useful for other community groups in the country to have a look at these videos to get some ideas on what projects they could embark on

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