Over the years I have found myself ever more conscious of our relationships with each other and with our environment. I am drawn to the sustainability dilemma – how do we meet our needs today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs?
In Clare, where I live, I sit on the Secretariat of Clare PPN – Public Participation Network. We have been working hard since May 2015 to build an independent public participation body to engage with Clare County Council and other policy or decision making bodies. I represent the Environmental community groups and sit on the Clare Economic SPC – Strategic Policy Committee. I am involved with Clare Environmental Network, Transition Clare and locally in Lisdoonvarna
Nationally I recently accepted a position on the National Advisory Group for PPNs. I am with Transition Ireland and Northern Ireland where I coordinated the People’s Energy Charter. I’m a member of An Taisces Climate Change Committee and previously represented Feasta on the Environmental Pillar, the environmental social partner made up of 26 Non Governmental Organisations – an amazing opportunity to see national policy making first hand.
Here is where I post my insight into the world of policy, the role of corporate lobbies, corruption, parish politics, power struggles, greed and capitalism. My life experiences have given me a massive insight into how our society operates and how our country is run. I have had to jump in at the deep end in order to get things done, to change the system so that my 5 children inherit an environment and society worth passing on. If I can do it anyone can! You can be a Change Maker 🙂
Disclaimer – this blog is things as I see them. I report on events as I experience them. I write facts as I perceive them, how I understand them, in the context that they impact on my thinking. I do my best to simplify what I learn because I think in basic. If you feel that I misrepresent them please feel free to send me corrections or a guest blog.