First Climate Fest to take place in Mayo this September

Posted in Connect on September 24, 2019.


Climate Fest is a day of talks, workshops, performances and conversation aimed at helping you to make simple changes to your day-to-day life 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
  • 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, an organisation focusing on next generation models of development of sustainable development in Africa, Laura Dixon, Mayo Co. Co. Climate Action Officer, Mayo Climate Strikers and GMIT Green Campus. Our MC for the day is Midwest’s Gerry Glennon.

There will be fun and engaging performances to keep you entertained throughout the day and you will also have the opportunity to meet Local Environmental Groups and Business who are committed to reducing their impact on the planet.

Together, we will explore how making simple everyday changes in our lifestyles can have massive positive impacts on our planet. This will enable us to be part of the solution by ‘acting locally and thinking globally’.

Mayo County Council, the Mercy Sisters, Castlebar Parish and GMIT Green Campus are co-hosting Climate Fest with support from LECo, Mayo PPN and Green-Schools. The event will take place in GMIT Castlebar on the 28th of September from 10.00am until 4pm.  There is no charge for this event and a complimentary lunch will be provided to registered participants in the college canteen.

To register or for more information go to Climate Fest Mayo on Eventbrite or facebook, email climatefest2019@gmail.com or call 0909645202

Check out the Climate Fest Brochure here: Climate Fest Programme

Pictured are some of the members of Climate Fest Organising Committee.

From left: Laura Dixon, Climate Action Officer Mayo County Council, Lukasz Kryzwon Green-Schools Travel, Mary Doherty, Western Province Mercy Sister, Yvonne Horkan, Castlebar Parish, Margaret Tiernan, Western Province Mercy Sister, Mary Trench, Mercy Associates, Deaglain O Rian, GMIT Green Campus, Sharon Cameron Environmental Awareness Officer Mayo County Council.

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