The Midlands Region Public Participation Networks, in association with the Irish Environmental Network, are proud to welcome you to an intriguing day of climate dialogue in the beautiful setting of Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park!
Take part in workshops throughout the day, join the guided walk to see the stunning wildlife that thrives on the Bog of Allen, learn from expert speakers, and join in the climate conversations.
What will happen on the day?
Workshop 1: Climate Action and Dialogue
This workshop will explore climate action and dialogue in Ireland, hosted by the Climate Action Regional Office.
In response to the challenges the changing climate brings and the important role of local authorities, 4 local authority Climate Action Regional Offices (CAROs) have been established.
Workshop 2A: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Learn all about reducing, reusing and recylcing in this interactive workshop hosted by VOICE Ireland.
Learn about waste generation in Ireland, where our recylcing goes, and efforts being taken to reduce waste and plastic generation through various ongoing campaigns. Discover easy tips on how and what to recycle, including demonstrations with common materials and packaging we find in our homes. Get helpful hints on how to prevent the creation of waste both in the home and in the work environment and how important it is to prevent waste in the first place. This workshop will wrap up with a Q&A session.
Workshop 2B: Biodiversity and Pollinators
Discover the fascinating world of pollinators, the vital role they play on the planet, and the importance that healthy biodiverstiy plays in keeping them safe and thriving. Hosted by Juanita Browne of Biodiversity Ireland.
Guided walk though Lullymore hosted by Ray Stapleton
Lullymore really is a rich, green island surrounded by Ireland’s largest peatland, the Bog of Allen. On this guided walk you will have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of Irish bogs and to enjoy the spectacle of a cutaway Peatland coming back to life.
10.00 Introduction and keynote address
10.35 Workshop 1:
Climate Action – hosted by the Climate Action Regional Office
11.35 Comfort Break
12.00 Workshop 2A or 2B
Workshop 2A: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Hosted by VOICE Ireland
Workshop 2B: Biodiversity and Pollinators – Hosted by Juanita Browne of Biodiversity Ireland
(note participants will take part in one of the above workshops 2A or 2B. Please choose when registering for the event)
1.00 Feedback from Workshops
1.30 Panel Questions and Answers
2.00 Break for Lunch
3.00 Guided walk though Lullymore hosted by Ray Stapleton – All participants welcome to attend.
This event is organised by the Public Participation Networks of Kildare, Westmeath, Offaly and Laois, and supported by the Irish Environmental Network and the Environmental Protection Agency.