Positive environmental action takes place all over Donegal! Here, gardener Joanne Butler tells us about a great event for everyone to learn how to start the New Year right:

Joanne Butler – OURganic Gardens

Environment awareness is a vital topic in today’s world as urgent action is needed to combat climate change. Everyone is being asked to do what they can, while there are many local groups in Donegal taking the lead in great ways.

Joanne Butler, founder of OURganic Gardens, is taking a positive approach to the movement. In this series, she will highlight the people making an impact locally:

In the midst of COP24 and damming reports showing Ireland to be a long way behind in Climate action, there are small sparks of positive action happening in Donegal.

To kick off 2019 there is a fantastic Environment Awareness day taking place on Saturday 19th January at Glenveagh Visitors Centre with an array of guest Speakers to host what should be an exciting and positive event for the county.

It is organised by the Three Rivers Bee keeping Association’s Anthony Gallagher who said “the aim of this event is to help enlighten and educate the general public in combating pollution whilst supporting our wildlife and pollinators.”

This event promises not only to showcase what is currently being done in our county to protect the bees and pollinators but will also will highlight the need for much more to happen in order to combat major problems currently threatening our bio diversity.

Speakers at this event include TV Personality Duncan Stewart, Saorla Kavanagh UCD & TCD Heather Honey, Mark Wallace TRBKA Master Beekeeper, Juanita Browne Pollinator Ireland, Joanne Butler OURganic Gardens and Wildlife Film Maker Cepa Giblin.

Starting at 10am and running until approx 4pm the speakers on the day will offer insights into what is being done nationally and locally to protect the pollinators and to raise awareness.

This event comes as a timely post-Christmas slump and will help you to get those spring tinglings back in your bones and make the pledge to support and protect your environment in an ever changing climate.

Now is the time to help the positive environmental actions being done and perhaps get involved in your local organisations here in Donegal. The event starts at 10am and admission is €5 (children go free). For more information contact Anthony Gallagher on 0871810775.