21st September 2019 ABBEYSTREWRY HALL 10am til 4pm
11.am REDUCING PLASTIC IN THE HOME
Olive Finn from Twig Refill store in Clonakilty, Allison Roberts from Clonakilty Chocolate will give a talk to give us some ideas and help us all play our part in reducing plastic,
lpm. PLASTIC AND THE SEA
Rory Jackson will show a video and talk about his project with Transition year students in Skibbereen Community School.
12.00pm GARDENING WITHOUT PLASTIC
Experts discuss how to reduce plastic in the garden.
2.30 -3.30pm DISCUSSION GROUP FOR BUSINESS OWNERS AND INTERESTED PARTIES
Looking at challenges to businesses in trying to reduce the plastics they use. Budding entrepreneurs are especially welcome to pick up ideas.
Fionn Ferreiras’ Science project • NS School projects •
Twig from Clonakilty • Martha Cashman ceramics • For Goodness Sake •
Maggie’s refill station • Soapbox • Eco-congregations • Paula Marten • SOS
Fiona Vincent • Skibbereen Tidy Towns • Recycling info • and many more
On Saturday 21st September an event is booked in Abbeystrewry Hall Skibbereen (10am to 4pm) to help us learn a bit more about the most topical material at the moment for all the wrong reasons- Plastic.
A day of information, talks and discussion is planned, for which there is NO CHARGE: We are delighted that the Rev. John Ardis from Abbeystrewry Union of (Cof I) churches is so keen for us to use the Hall for this event.
Stalls: from schools (Rath NS, St Patrick’s NS, Skibbereen Community School and hopefully others) and local artists (Sonia Caldwell Paula Marten (‘feelgood positive changes’), Martha Cashman), Skibbereen Tidy Towns, Eco Congregations. We will have Fionn Ferrera’s award winning Science Project to look at, (although he can’t come himself), Maggie from the market’s refill station and others…..young climate activist Saoi O’ Connor may be dropping in too.
Talks and Discussions: on the problems and solutions of plastics in the home and garden with local business people ( Olive from Twigg, Alison Roberts who is well into reducing plastic use, Rory Jackson on his work with the transition year students clearing beaches, Deelish and other nursery people… I’m trying to get a CCC representative down to talk about recycling and to clarify what goes in which bin. If I can get enough help to do teas we will do that too!
We hope everyone who comes will find that cutting the use especially of the problematic single use plastics is possible with some thought and a little extra effort, with no adverse effect on quality of life! One small action taken by a lot of people morphs into a significant improvement to the health of the those living in third world countries trying to deal with the West’s so called recycling, our oceans and all that live there, fish stocks and the world and our own local environment.
So it’s a busy and exciting day and we’d like as many people as possible to come and join us.
If you would like to get involved with either event it is not too late, please get on touch with Sekeeta 0871516372 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ‘Involved’ means anything from putting up a poster for us, showcasing what you do in your shop or business to try and reduce waste with a focus on ( single use) plastics, having a stand at the event, joining in the discussions, attending the events and bringing your friends or helping the night before setting up or on the day, so there are plenty of options!