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Climate Fest to take place in Mayo


Mayo will host its first Climate Fest later this month with a day of talks, workshops, performances and conversation aimed at helping people to make simple changes to their day-to-day life that will help tackle the climate emergency.
The event will take place in GMIT Castlebar on Saturday, September 28 from 10am until 4pm.
It is being co-hosted by Mayo County Council, the Mercy Sisters, Castlebar Parish and GMIT Green Campus with support from LECo, Mayo PPN and Green-Schools.
Workshop topics include: tips for sorting, recycling and reducing food waste in the home; sustainable transport and electric vehicles; energy hacks for the home; easy gardening tips to improve your wellbeing and reduce your carbon footprint; how to make informed food choices in line with your own values and life situations; the journey to reduce plastic and minimise waste; sustainable fashion; becoming an eco community/eco parish.
Among the guest speakers are environmentalist Saoirse McHugh, who performed strongly for the Green Party in the European elections. Also there on the day will be local environmental groups and businesses who are committed to reducing their impact on the planet.
To register or for more information go to Climate Fest Mayo on Eventbrite or facebook, email or call 090964520.