Downings woman Sarah Carr is inspiring a new generation of earth-conscious young people.

A ‘Beauty for a Cause’, Sarah was a finalist at this year’s Miss Earth NI Beauty Pageant. She won the Eco Warrior Award at the event in the Richmond Centre, Derry in September.

Sarah Carr – Miss Earth NI Eco Warrier

The young Donegal woman is passionate about promoting community awareness for the environment and making a difference to our landscape and beaches.

Sarah is set to inspire young green minds this month with Reuse Arts’n’Crafts workshops.

She will be teaching kids how to give items a new lease of life in a fun way this Saturday 14th October from 11am to 1pm at the Reuse Container at the Letterkenny Recycling Centre.

Sarah Carr launches Reuse Month

Sarah works closely with the Downings Tidy Towns groups and primary schools, educating young people about marine conservation.

Sarah organises clean-ups locally and also works alongside the Marine Conservation Society in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Her aim is to help raise awareness about the effects plastics are having on our beaches and our marine environment.

Richmond Centre Miss Earth Northern Ireland Finalist and winner of the 2017 national final ECO WARRIOR award- Sarah Carr launches Autumn Reuse Month

Fiona Kelly from Donegal County Council who is organising these workshops said: “These fun-filled workshops will teach young people about all the wonderful things they can make with everyday items that would otherwise go into the bin.

“This is part of Reuse Month and our drive to promote a greater awareness of how we can reuse items rather than having them go into the bin and ultimately ending up in landfill sites.”

These workshops are free and booking is not required. So just turn up and have fun.

For further information contact Fiona Kelly, Donegal County Council on 074 91 72283.