As a follow up to my previous post here is the information, context and questions contained in the long term strategy survey – consultation. Take time to devise responses, perhaps in a document format and then copy and paste them in before December 31st. I have filled in the first 3 to show you it … More Want to Participate? Here’s how!
Congratulations yet again to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment on another failure to adequately include the public in our national climate plans. The department that has responsibility for the Aarhus convention as well as most consultations to do with climate change and the environment. You would think they would get it right! … More Non Consultation is Key
My daughter recently rang me out of the blue. She was listening to people talking about this “green wave” and voters wanting action on climate and the environment. She considered how trendy it is now and wanted to thank me for being at it so long, before it became trendy. That was a good day, … More Thank You For Caring
I don’t think anyone could have planned the last few days in Lisdoonvarna in their wildest dreams! It was a climate activists gift. I LOVED it! Last year the local secondary school, Mary Immaculate, applied to the Young Environmentalist competition with an idea about communicating climate change to North Clare. While the students and their … More Communicating Climate Change in North Clare
What can I possibly add to all the gratitude and awe I have been reading about since last weeks massive school strike? Up to 15,000 in Dublin! 1.4 million across the globe with about 100 of them being at the height in Ennis, Co Clare. It’s typical that my first reaction after gratitude, was how … More A Week on from Ennis #SchoolStrike4Climate
During my first 2 pregnancies I had lots of seizures. I spent most of ’92 to ’94 on the couch for safety and a lot of time in the Coombe hospital often via ambulance. It was around this time I watched lots of television which enlightened me about the state of our planet. I became … More Change IS possible
Have you heard about the School Strikes for Climate and Fridays for Future events on this Friday March 15th? Watch and listen to Greta Thunberg in this video with over 21 million views! Then check out the event locations so you can join in on Friday at one of the many events around the world! Here’s … More School Strikes for Climate and Fridays for Future
I’m sharing this insight because the dark side of community development does need to be acknowledged. Others who experience this pain will know they are not alone in it. It happens. We get over it. We move on. … More Burning Bright or Burning Out?
I headed to the green schools expo last Wednesday soon after news of the proposed Direct Provision centre for Lisdoonvarna broke. I missed the first community meeting and given my recent burnout was happy to be away from it all to be honest. I got the feeling things were not going well at home so … More Lisdoonvarna and the Direct Provision Contract
It was great fun demonstrating to young people attending the Green Schools expo that activism can be creative, fun and have an impact. I went along with An Taisce Climate Committee who hosted a stand to help attendees calculate their carbon footprint. Then they considered ideas to reduce it. The next step we wanted was … More Bringing Activism to the Green Schools Expo