Launch of Climate Action Signage Strategy & Climate Action Hunt Competition
Mayo County Council in conjunction with the Climate Action Regional Office have developed a Climate Action Signage Strategy to create awareness of the climate action and biodiversity measures being delivered across the county.
The Irish Government’s Climate Action Plan 2021 published last week sets out a roadmap to becoming a climate neutral economy and resilient society by 2050.
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.
One of the aims of the Signage Strategy is to highlight some of the actions being delivered and supported by the council 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, in particular help build knowledge and awareness around the role of nature-based solutions in tackling climate change.
The Strategy includes a strong climate action branding that is hoped will be become recognizable to the public as a point of information on climate action undertaken at that location. Central to the strategy is the use of QR Codes that will be linked to more detailed information on the specific site and relevant climate action initiative.
The new Climate Action Signage Strategy was launched by the Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Michael Smyth, in Ballina on Friday November 12th at the Jackie Clarke Gardens.
Speaking at the launch, the Cathaoirleach, Cllr Michael Smyth said: “Mayo County Council and the communities and businesses in Mayo are working together to transition to a carbon neutral and resilient society. These new signs help highlight the good work being done across the county and help build awareness on what can be done at a local level to move towards a more sustainable future”.
To help promote the new signs Mayo County Council has organised a Climate Action Hunt around the town. Participants will need to search for Climate Signs placed around the town and scan the QR Codes to get the information needed to answer 8 questions. Participants who answer all 8 questions correctly will go into a draw to win one of 3 vouchers from local sustainability focused businesses.
The competition will run until Friday 26th November. A map showing the general location of the signs, the 8 questions and further details on the competition can be found by scanning the attached QR Code or by following the link at https://www.mayo.ie/climateactionsignage.