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Climate Café #3

This event has been postponed. Apologies for any inconvenience.

The Climate Café is a weekly pilot event supported by the Community Environment Action Fund (CEAF). Over four weeks, we are bringing together citizens, scientists and local experts to discuss climate research and sustainability. For our third Café, we welcome Breandán MacGabhann (PhD, Earth and Oceans Sciences, NUIG) to share his research on Limerick Air, a pollution monitoring network also supported by CEAF. Aisling Uí Dhálaigh, who is running fashion up-cycling classes at Ormston House, will teach us how to darn a sock and other DIY skills. And psychotherapist Karen Sugrue returns to share advice on self-care for activists of all ages.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

What is the Climate Café?

There are three main objectives: Share – Care – Repair.

Share: Each week, a local expert will be invited to share their knowledge about specific aspects of climate change/action and sustainability. The young climate strikers will lead this part of the programme through invitations and facilitating sessions themselves. This will be an open and relaxed atmosphere where people can ask questions about the science, behavioural changes, and initiatives that we can undertake as individuals.

Care: Parents and teachers have noted a spike in climate anxiety reported by students and young people in recent times. We will hold a self-care session with a local expert to share different coping mechanisms, activities and strategies to deal with anxiety, to avoid burn-out, and to encourage positive mental health through engaging with our natural environment. For all ages!

Repair: DIY/DIO experts will demonstrate tips and tricks for hands-on repairs in order to reduce waste and to recycle materials or products. Through this we will promote circular economies generated by fixing, repurposing and up-cycling. While addressing throwaway culture and reducing CO2 emissions, it is also a fun way to share both technical and creative skills as well as meeting new and like-minded people in our communities.

If you have ideas and suggestions for future Climate Café events, please email us at info@ormstonhouse.com

Information

Climate Café #3

Saturday 14 March 2020, 2-4pm

The Climate Café (pilot) is kindly supported by the Community Environment Action Fund. Image: poster by Rachael Drennan.

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