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Climate Action Signage To Be Rolled Out Around Mayo

Date: 10-11-2022

To coincide with COP 27, which is currently taking place in Egypt, Mayo County Council, in conjunction with the Climate Action Regional Office are rolling out Climate Action Signage around the county.  The Climate Action Signage initiative aims to create awareness of the climate action and biodiversity measures being delivered across the county.

Mayo County Council has been working with local communities for many years to address climate-related issues, driving practical policy and behavioural change locally, supporting community-led climate action and supporting enterprise in moving to a resilient and low carbon society. 

The signage initiative, which was piloted in Ballina last year, aims to highlight some of the actions being delivered by both the council and communities to help reduce emissions, build resilience to the impacts of climate change and to protect and enhance our biodiversity. The signage will raise awareness of some less obvious actions and help build knowledge and awareness around the role of nature-based solutions in tackling climate change.

The initiative includes a strong climate action branding that is hoped will become recognisable to the public as a point of information on climate action.  Central to the strategy is the use of QR Codes that, when scanned, will bring you to more detailed information on the climate action taking place at that site.

The new signage was launched by the Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr. Seamus Weir, who said “Mayo County Council is working together with communities and businesses in Mayo in transitioning to a carbon neutral and resilient society.  After the success of the pilot signage in Ballina last year, these new signs help highlight the good work being done across the whole county and help build awareness on what can be done at a local level to move towards a more sustainable future”. 

Also present at the launch was Cllr. Martin McLoughlin, Chair of the Mayo County Council Climate and Biodiversity Subcommittee who said “Mayo County Council is committed to reducing our emissions by 51% by 2030 and to be climate-neutral by 2050.  As Taoiseach Miche├íl Martin said this week at COP27 “If this generation doesn’t step up urgently, future generations will not forgive us.”  There is a lot more work to be done but, this Climate Action Signage initiative showcases how Mayo County Council and communities across Mayo are stepping up to address the urgent climate challenge.”

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