CLONAKILTY is making strong inroads towards becoming a sustainable energy community according to Brian Motherway, CEO of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) who visited the town recently to see first-hand its multiple building energy upgrades which are nearing completion. Sustainable Clonakilty, the charitable organisation driving the low-carbon vision for the environs of Clonakilty, hosted an event highlighting the benefits to the local community from the projects being completed
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IN preparation for Clonakilty’s first ever “Food Rescue” event on 1st February next, the local Tidy Towns Committee supported by Clon GIY, Sustainable Clonakilty and Branch Out invite all to a public talk this Thursday evening (8th January), on eliminating food waste at 8pm in O’ Donovan’s Hotel.
THE EGM of Sustainable Clonakilty held recently saw the organisation surviving, and after a frank discussion a number of people agreed to take on a number of new projects over the coming weeks and months which will re-invigorate the organisation. And within a week, the first one was initiated and completed, when a number of dead chestnut trees that were felled on the Convent Road outside the town by
THE recent AGM of Sustainable Clonakilty concluded with a decision to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting of all members and supporters on Thursday 14th November. While a good crowd attended the AGM, there is a desperate need to get new people involved, or get present members more active and willing to take on roles and bring new ideas forward.
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
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
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