Doing something every day can be profoundly helpful in giving people hope, and it’s a path to change.
by Sarah Lazarovic posted Jan 07, 2019 original post from YES Magazine
Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.
There are lots of bits of plastic littering the lovely streets of Enniscorthy, what can you do to help?
- Buy less stuff wrapped in plastic
- If you need to buy it, make sure to put the wrapping in the bin
- Make sure your wheelie bin is secure and the lid is closed properly - you'd be surprised how much plastic can get blown around from household bins.
- Organise a small street clean! It can be a big or small and area as you like, every little helps!
Wexford Communities 4 Climate Action is a FREE 4 week online course for communities in County Wexford who want to engage practically with climate action and energy efficiency. Course commences on 18th May 2021, limited places available.
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We are delighted to be linking in with the Wexford Environmental Network!
Wexford Environmental Network is a network of volunteers across county Wexford who care about climate change, biodiversity and building resilient communities. The netwrok aims to connect people who care about our environment to projects or people they can work with.
For more info check out their website! https://www.wexforden.com/
So, we had been doing some really great work before all the madness started back in March. Since November 2019 we had been working with a local school on the mapping project and were all set to have a 'mapping day' in Enniscorthy with the students in April 2020.
Sadly Covid-19 interrupted our plans for the event, well all our plans for 2020 really, but thats ok.
The team had taken a little break over the past few months as we felt that people had too much on their plates. However, we are going to start looking at what we can do now and over the next couple of months to help move the work along.
We are delighted to have received funding for our project for the next year. The funding will support the website, our public events and our upcoming mapping project!
There is lots of work going on in the background and we are looking forward to sharing some news and updates in the coming months!
On Friday the 20th of September, the Enniscorthy Sustainable Town project kicked off with its first public event. The project team hosted students from Colaiste Bride and Meanscoil Gharman for a workshop to find innovative local solutions on climate change and sustainability.
The event which took place in The Presentation Centre gave the students a chance to give their perspective on the changes we face and the action that they believe need to happen.
The students were asked to outlined some of the positive things they like about the town which included the natural walks, the play areas, the flowers planted around the town, the biodiversity, lots of activities and facilities, the work the council staff do to clean the town every day.
The project team were inspired by the students passion to bring about positive changes, which is something which echoes the sentiments expressed by the climate strikes across the country and internationally.