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Wednesday, 20 March 2019 11:43

Your Guide to Green Events: March - May 2019

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Your guide to green events across Ireland.

 

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Dublin:  

 

Sustainable Fashion Show

DIT Aungier Street

27 March @ 6:30-9:00pm

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/sustainable-fashion-show-tickets-58124570154?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

Public conversation with author, Lorna Gold, as she discusses her book ‘Climate Generation’

Dublin 8 (Fumbally Stables)

28 March @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Free: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/friends-of-the-earth-book-club-with-lorna-gold-author-of-climate-generation-tickets-58578300273?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

Master Composter Training

Sandyford

5 sessions over 02 Apr - 11 May @ 7:30pm – 10 pm Tuesdays 

FREE (limited to 30 places, book before 29 March): https://stopfoodwaste.ie/events/master-composter-training-dublin/

 

 

Film Screening by Dublin Food Co-op, - "A Silent Transformation"

Inchicore Sports & Social Club

07 April , 2019 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2238740519482403/

 

SUSTAINABLE IRELAND National Conference: Small-scale Food Producers and the SDGs

Croke Park 

11 April @ 9:30 – 16:30 

Free (add to waitlist): https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/sustainable-ireland-national-conference-small-scale-food-producers-and-the-sdgs-tickets-56415718934

 

Sustainable Fashion Show

D-Light Studios

27 April @ 6.00pm

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainable-fashion-show-tickets-57924319198?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

Earth Day Kids’ Drop-by Activities

Botanic Gardens

22 April, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 3:45 pm

No booking required:

http://botanicgardens.ie/event/earth-day-kids-drop-by-activities/?instance_id=258

 

Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Grand Final 2019 

3Arena

2 May 2, 2019

Tickets on sale Tuesday 19th March from www.ticketmaster.ie

 

ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards

Convention Centre Dublin

23 May, 2019

Free tickets at www.yea.ie

 

Outside of Dublin:  

 

Kilogarm Pop Up:  Shop Vintage clothes by weight, only €25 per Kilo!

Cork (Clayton Hotel)

24 March @ 11am-4pm

Free tickets here: https://ti.to/vintage-kilo-sale/kilogarm-cork-pop-up-17-march

 

Carlow Sustainability Festival

Strawhall, Carlow

15 April @ 4-5pm

Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/carlow-sustainability-festival-tickets-54973706837?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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On Tuesday March 19th, Elaine Nevin spoke to Near Fm about our ongoing work with young people across Ireland. Listen in here.

 

 

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"Climate Change is real and is happening"

 

ECO-UNESCO's National Director Elaine Nevin spoke with Newstalk's Ivan Yates on March 15th's #SchoolStrike4Climate.

 

Listen here!

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#NoTimeToWaste 3 Day Youth Summit 2019

 

See the full run down of the day here.

 

View and download photos from the 3 days below!

 

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DAY 2

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DAY 3

 

Learn more about how the Youth Summit works here.

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Geo Telsaru, Youth for Sustainable Development participant, pictured on the left.

 

My name is Georgiana and I am a 16 year old teenager from Dublin,that is going to take part in the

#youthstrike4climate on March 15th.

 

I have always been interested in the world around me and how everything I’m surrounded by works. In 2018,I started attending the

Youth for Sustainable Development Programme at ECO-UNESCO, which is a youth group that motivates young people to

take action on the many huge problems we are currently facing as a society and generation.

 

I was never taught anything is school about climate change and the problems that our environment is facing,

so it was a shock for me to find out the extent of the impact that human activity is having on our only true home – Earth.

We are currently living in a society where money is the main focus of our goals, where we are oblivious of the issues

we are facing due to a lack of education,awareness spreading and media coverage on the matter.

 

It is incredible to think that many people still have difficulties believing in climate change when everything is happening

right under our noses. Ice caps are melting, ocean plastic is suffocating and killing our amazing marine ecosystem,

and big companies are exterminating forests, destroying wildlife habitats. All these horrible things are happening on our

beautiful Earth, and we as a society still fail to even acknowledge the huge complications we are facing.The Government and

all of the people with power are not doing enough and are still letting big companies and corporations destroy our planet, which is

simply sad and unacceptable.

 

That is why I am striking on the 15th of March. I am striking, as I want as many people as possible to comprehend the true

extent of the mess we are creating and to show them that together we can make everything improve. We have eleven

years to change our destiny. Eleven years to offer future generations a sustainable and clean existence. Eleven years to clean up the mess our

ancestors have created.Yes, it may seem impossible,however with little help from everyone,we can remake history.History has shown us that

even if it all looks dull, as humans have the power to turn things around and make the best out of every situation.We have done it

countless times and we can do it one more time, but this time is only going to work if everyone puts in the effort.

 

I am striking because I believe in us.

 

Youth for Sustainable Development participant Cleo writes about why she's going on #ClimateStrike this Friday, March 15th.

 

On Friday March 15th I'm  going on  strike  to raise awarness on global warming and climate change.

 

As a teenager, it seems obvious to me that taking part in this protest movement is the right thing to do. We often hear that

teenagers are  irresponsible, and that we are not mature enough to engage with important issues such as climate change.

We're not listened to because people think we're too young to have an opinion - but I firmly believe the opposite.

 

My name is Cleo, and I am a French teenager who has been living in Dublin for the last year.

The young people I met here have been incredibly inspiring for me - 

they've helped me to believe that youth from all over the world can and will have a voice !

 

Our voices are so much more important than adults, especially when it comes to global warming because

 it isn't  their future that will be jeopardized, it's ours! We are the ones who need, want and will ultimately have to make the changes when it comes

to taking action on this matter. We can no longer avoid the reality of what is happening, or turn a blind eye to all the climate refugees.

 

This Friday, I am striking for all of my generation who will have to live with the reprecussions, for all the climate refugees who are facing this harsh reality everyday,

and for our dear planet, to whom we owe everything.


-Cleo

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 15:07

Our view on the #StrikeforClimate

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Climate Strike

(Williams, 2019. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau)

 

ECO-UNESCO is Irelands environmental education and youth organisation. For over 30 years, ECO-UNESCO has been engaging,

educating and empowering young people to take action on environmental issues of concern to them. These are young people who have been concerned

about environmental degradation, including biodiversity loss, over-consumption and climate change. As educators, we have worked to build their awareness,

their confidence and self-esteem so that they can make choices and take an active role in society.

Young people are very concerned about climate change, about its impact on their future and the future of all life on this planet; they have recognised the urgency to act. 

Through work such as ours young people have been playing a role as active citizens through their actions and around issues identified by them, with solutions

identified by them and carried out by them. We’ve seen over 300,000 young people across Ireland take environmental action since we first opened our doors in 1986.

With each action taken, a real positive change is affected.

Perhaps in the past, the young-person revolution has been more silent due to the absence of social and digital media. And now with social media and other new technologies,

young people are able to organise, mobilise and take direct action for themselves.

At ECO-UNESCO, we have seen just how passionate young people are about environmental action through our Young Environmental Awards, which annually sees

more than 4,000 young people take action and make a difference to our environment.

Our society has a real responsibility to our children and young people. That they are expressing their concerns through organised actions, such as the upcoming schools strikes,

should be supported.Through these schools strikes, they are both taking control of their own future and empowering other young people to take action.

These protests are indicative of an awareness of the civic-mindedness and social responsibility that drive positive change in society.

 

We encourage young people to be active citizens and we should support them when they are. Our young people have been voicing their environmental concerns for decades but now they are mobilising themselves due to the urgency of climate change.

It’s time that policymakers and decision-makers listened to them; this is long overdue.

Sir, –

 

Fintan O’Toole in his article “Shame on us for forcing children to wake us up to climate change” (Opinion & Analysis, March 5th) is right that “there is a need for

humanity to understand and respect the limits of nature”. Climate change is the defining issue of our generation and there is a need for urgent action to reduce global warming.

 

On reading the article I was struck by the perception that young people taking action on environmental issues is something new. For over 30 years, Eco-Unesco,

Ireland’s environmental youth organisation, has been engaging, educating and empowering young people to take action on environmental issues of concern to them.

These are young people who have been concerned about environmental degradation, including biodiversity loss, overconsumption and climate change.

As educators, we have worked to build their awareness, their confidence and self-esteem so that they can make choices and take an active role in society.

 

Through work such as ours young people have been playing a role as active citizens through their actions and around issues identified by them, with

solutions identified by them and carried out by them. We’ve seen over 300,000 young people across Ireland take environmental action since we first opened our doors in 1986.

With each action taken, a real positive change is affected.

 

Perhaps in the past, the young-person revolution has been more silent due to the absence of social and digital media.

And now with social media and other new technologies, young people are able to organise, mobilise and take direct action for themselves.

 

At Eco Unesco, we have seen just how passionate young people are about environmental action through our Young Environmental Awards,

which annually sees more than 4,000 young people take action and make a difference to our environment.

 

Our society has a real responsibility to our children and young people. That they are expressing their concerns through organised actions,

such as the upcoming schools strikes, should be supported. We encourage young people to be active citizens and we should support them when they are.

Our young people have been voicing their environmental concerns for decades but now they are mobilising themselves due to the urgency of climate change.

 

It’s time that policymakers and decision-makers listened to them; this is long overdue. – Yours, etc,

 

ELAINE NEVIN

National Director,

ECO-UNESCO

Burgh Quay,

Dublin 2.

 

See the letter on the Irish Times website here.

 

YEA19

 

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Young Environmentalist Awards,

we've launched a brand new website for all your YEA needs!

 

Check it out here and let us know what you think.

 

Didn't submit a project for YEA19? That doesn't matter, we still want you to attend.

 

Pick up a free ticket for the May 23rd Showcase & Awards Ceremony at the Convention Centre Dublin here. 

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 13:32

#YEA19 Submission Due this Friday, March 1st!

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#YEA19 submissions are due this Friday, March 1st!

 

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Call Susie, our YEA coordinator at 086 704 3400.

 

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