The next public meeting of Sustainable Clonakilty is next Wednesday 27th June at 8pm in O’Donovan’s Hotel, with the interesting subject title, “Biodiversity And Health” with Dr Paddy Sleeman, Senior Researcher At UCC.
CLONAKILTY is hoping to become a “Jungle City” this summer with the installation of a major international art work made up of jungle animals located throughout the town.
The initiative is reminiscent of the 2008 “Survival Tour” which saw life size Topiary elephants make a famous appearance at Inchydoney beach.
THE Sustainable Clonakilty Energy Fest which took place recently was once again a great success according to organisers.
A host of local musical talent provided a great evenings entertainment on the Friday at Shanley’s which doubled as a fundraiser for the weekend.
On Saturday, local business people and providers of energy and sustainable-related services had a steady stream of interest at the Energy Fair held at the Waterfront Hall. Stands ranged from insulation to geothermal heating, passive housing, energy efficient windows and many more.
THE Sustainable Clonakilty “Energy Fair” takes place this weekend with the Waterfront complex as the main focus for many of the events.
Thursday and Friday will see the imagination and creativity of local children take centre stage as they enter their innovations made from recycled material.
There will also be a competition for the best bicycle decorated with recycled materials too.
IT was a case of quality rather than quantity of people at last week’s public meeting on the topic of Car Pooling in Clonakilty which was organised by the Transport Sub Group of Sustainable Clonakilty, but those who attended agreed it was well worthwhile and a follow up meeting is to take place in a few weeks.
The meeting heard from two locals working at different places near Cork city who are already car sharing, and the benefits to their pockets.
There was also a presentation by Alan Lowney of Lowney Coaches and Mini Bus Services about the possibility of setting up a town school mini bus service as a way of getting cars off the roads at busy times and ensuring people get to work and schools on time.
ENVIRONMENTAL group Sustainable Clonakilty will host a public information meeting on car-pooling this Thursday, September 22nd at 8pm in O’Donovan’s Hotel. The aim is to get like-minded people together and empower those travelling to the same destinations to organise car-pooling.
“In doing so, participants have an option to cut their transport fuel costs, cut their carbon emissions, avoid gridlock, get to know other people in the community and possibly get to work faster,” said group PRO Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin.