Be The Change You Want To See
With the 2020 General Election coming up on the 8th February, there has been a lot of conversation recently about Climate Action and Sustainability. The most important thing you can do to help fight for climate justice is to use your vote wisely. We have compiled some resources to help you vote for election candidates who are active about creating a greener more sustainable future for Ireland.
1. One Future is a campaign calling all Government Parties to act now for a faster, fairer climate action. They have multiple resources on their website, which you can use to question your candidate on their plans to make Ireland a greener country. Visit One Future here. 2. Not sure who the candidates are for you constituency? Check out the full listing here on Who Is My TD. 3. Not Here Not Anywhere is a grassroots project, which analyse Dáil voting records to find out which election candidate and political parties have been a positive voice for climate action in the Dáil. Find out your candidates climate score here.
Things to Check Out 1. Valentine's Day is another holiday that can cause a lot of consumer waste, from chocolates to cards, flowers to teddy bears. So choose wisely when you are buying for your loved one and make a memory instead. Go for a vegan/vegetarian meal, plan an activity like dancing or kayaking, or get tickets to a local event. 2. Pancake Tuesday is happening on the 25th of February. A lot of food waste can occur, so make sure you are only purchasing ingredients and toppings you need and will use. If you have leftover pancake batter, don't throw is out, save it for the morning. Try and buy organic, local and fair-trade produce. 3. We are always keeping an eye and ear out on all the latest media broadcasts relating to sustainability and climate action. Here are some of the things we have been reading, watching and listening to recently:
Upcoming Events In February
1. Sip & Swap is a clothing swap event happening on the 15th of February in Atelier Maser. All proceeds will be donated to non-profit Friends of The Earth. Tickets available here. 2. Nutritionist Gaye Godkin is speaking at Cornucopia Restaurant, Dublin about adding life to your years through food and eating a mainly plant-based diet. Tickets are €18 available here. 3. The Future Living Conference is being held in LIT this year and is a free event but registration is available here. 4. Green For Micro is organised by The South East Local Enterprise Offce and is a breakfast briefing to assist small businesses in reducing their carbon footprint. Tickets available here. 5. Exploring Community Work and Human Rights Approaches to Climate Action is a free event on the 20th of February in Galway. Registration available here.
If you would like to learn more about how you or your work can become more sustainable, we would be delighted to help you on your green journey. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone on +353(0)86 082 0087.