Mayo Public Participation Network (PPN ) in collaboration with The Climate Action Office in Mayo County Council will highlight the work of community groups around Mayo to mark St Patrick's Day in a bid to help keep the planet green.
The spotlight will be placed on seven PPN Community Groups and how they have addressed climate change and biodiversity in their communities, giving examples on how community groups can make Mayo a leader in tackling climate change and biodiversity.
A series of short videos will be released on social media and www.mayo.ie daily over the week of March 12 to 16 and will showcase community groups working together to address coastal erosion, biodiversity loss, food waste, energy reduction, transport emissions and other climate and biodiversity issues.
These community groups are working together to address coastal erosion, biodiversity loss, food waste, energy reduction, transport emissions and other climate and biodiversity issues.
What's in the videos
In the videos, Carol Loftus talks about the Mulranny Green Plan and the Food Drop Box initiative where visitors to Mulranny are encouraged to drop unused non-perishable Food Drop Box.
Niall Kelly talks about concerns for Bertra Beach and Dunes, while in Ballina, a town with a strong green ambition, two transition year students from St Mary’s Secondary School talk about their Ballina Community Clean Up module and how it links with Ballina Green Town and the Beelieve in Ballina initiative, the spirit of volunteerism and the benefits of being environmentally aware for a more sustainable community and a better world.
Balla community also talks about the community development association, parks, woodland walks and the biodiversity and wildflower garden. The communities speak about the ongoing developments in Balla and how the Balla community is doing its best to be a sustainable energy and environmentally friendly community.
Viewers will also see how the Bangor Erris Parish Hall was refurbished and in turn reduced the building's carbon footprint and energy costs which were proving unsustainable. Also, Joyce Country and Western Lakes Geo Enterprise in Tourmakeady will feature, as will Raymond and Jennifer with the River Moy Trust, discussing how the Trust was formed and the important work that it is completing within the River Moy catchment.