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Good Energies Alliance Ireland Newsletter
March 2019

Final Climate Action Days in the Organic Centre


Our second Climate Action Days project was concluded last Tuesday in the Organic Centre. What better place to reflect on all the topics covered during the days and present the results of the work done with the TY students of the Lough Allen College. In the Organic Centre, the students had the opportunity to learn about organic farming and good practices on how to preserve our environment. [...]

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Boyle Energy Survey planned for April



A major survey will be carried out in Boyle this week to see how residents use energy for heating, lighting, cooking and transport. This is being organised by Good Energies Alliance Ireland (GEAI), who are working with IT Sligo and SEAI to see how support can be given to the town to become more sustainable, with greater energy efficiency, smaller bills and warmer homes. [...]

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Save Leitrim from trees?



Some days ago we found a sticker on the window of a shop around here that piqued our interest. The sticker represents an access denied sign in the shape of a conifer. We heard that it is the logo of Save Leitrim, a group of people who are raising concerns about the impact of Sitka Spruce afforestation on the social and economic fabric of rural communities and the environment of County Leitrim. [...]

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Mohill Community College on Strike


On Friday, 15th March, Mohill Community College's students responded to the call from Greta Thunberg, 16 years old Swedish climate activist, for a global school strike for climate in the schools around the World. Mohill students presented a climate action petition to the local TD Martin Kenny and demonstrated outside the school.
 

Volunteers take part in Tony McGowan run



Our volunteers Nino Rizzo and Sasha Peralaika took part in the 7th Annual Tony McGowan Run in Drumshanbo on Sunday the 17th Feb 2019. [...]
 
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Volunteers explore Glencar valley and waterfall



After the end of our very fun last session with students in the Organic centre we decided to have a bit of adventure and went to Glencar waterfall. Although it’s still February, it felt like real spring! We definitely missed sunny days like this. [...]
 
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Coming up

  • Biodiversity week and visit to Tommy Earley's farm, Drumshanbo
  • Eco conference, Longford
  • SEAI Energy show, Dublin
  • Environ 2019, Carlow
  • Visit and training, Cloughjordan

Links to interesting reports

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