Our club has been selected for a new Cork City Council pilot programme - to assist us in developing a Climate & Biodiversity Action plan, City Council will assist with implementing over the next two years.
The programme is being facilitated by our fellow member Martin O'Donoghue, who will explain a little more below.....
An introduction to our facillitator - Martin O'Donoghue
👋🏻For those who don't know me, my name is Martin O Donoghue, I've been a club member since 2005 and due to the C19 hiatus and the fact I currently live on a mountain - I have been off the water for most of the past year.
🌍 I will be facilitating a 6 week programme on behalf of Cork Environmental Forum, which is aimed at helping members better understand the sustainability challenges we all face and showcase some solutions that can be adopted to help address these.
🚣🏻♀️ Rowing a currach up and down the Lee allowed me to access an ecosystem and culture that I am privileged to be part of. If you feel strongly about protecting our river, the wildlife that live in and around it and want to ensure this resource remains viable for future generations, then this programme called "Community Climate Action Plan" is for you.
So, what next? 🐞We will meet for six Thursday evenings, from 7 to 9.30pm, to discuss issues relating to consumption and waste, travel, water, energy and biodiversity. You will learn methods for personal greener living and also get to shape actions, that we as a club can choose to implement in the coming years. 🌳Currachs themselves, embody an ecological and sustainable approach to boat building. Even with their bitumen coat, they have a much lower carbon footprint than any other boat on the Lee. 💚Through this programme you can learn ways of incorporating sustainable approaches into your lives and the activities of the club. In addition to being the largest currach club in the world - we can lead the way in becoming the most sustainable one also!
Who? Any club member, past or present is welcome to participate. When? The first session will be on Thursday November 4th 19:30 Where? Venue TBC How do I sign up? Indicate interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested.... Is a venue confirmed?