March has crept up on us out of nowhere but the days are getting longer and brighter and there are lots of sustainability events to look forward to this month!
Below is a list of events happening over the next few weeks. If I’ve missed anything please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Right to know, Right to Act: Your Rights as an European Citizen
As part of the Communicating Europe Initiative, the Environmental Pillar is holding an interactive seminar in Dublin with Lynn Boylan MEP. The seminar will cover a number of different topics around your rights as an EU citizen.
Where: Wynn’s Hotel, Dublin.
What: Nu. March Swap Shop in Dun Laoghaire
Join Nu.’s swap-shop on the 4 March in dlr LexIcon and discover the public swapping wardrobe. The Nu team will be on hand to provide practical and creative ideas to give your clothes a second life. So, bring along your second-hand clothes and Swap and Shop til you drop!
Where: DLR Lexlcon, Moran Park, Dun Laoghaire
What: WeShare Trim Meetup
WeShare is a Gift Economy Community, sharing skills, knowledge, practical support, ideas, stuff and time, and all for free. You will be invited to offer something and ask for something as part of our Gift Circle. This can be a material item, a skill share, your/someone’s time or anything else.
Where: Sally Roger, Bridge Street, Trim, County Meath
What: Riding on the Roads Workshop
The passionate volunteers at Bike Anjo are hosting free of charge training to help cyclists increase their confidence on Dublin roads. Bikes available to borrow.
Where: Smithfield Square, Dublin
What: National Tree Week
Tree Week, organised by the Tree Council of Ireland since 1985 is a week long programme of events to celebrate trees. There are lots of great events to get involved in. Check out the link below for more info.
What: Grow Your Own Spuds
This in-depth class will take you through how to get the best yield from your plant using trusted techniques for sowing, maintenance, nutrients, pest and disease and harvest. Learn the best varieties to grow for taste, yield and blight resistance.
Where: Grow HQ, Waterford
What: Green Drinks Dublin – Ireland’s Reptiles
Ireland is home to both native and introduced reptiles. These remarkable creatures are found throughout the country in our coast land, bog land and upland habitats. Find out more about them and join Kieran Flood, IWT Conservation Officer who will give an insight into the world of Ireland’s wild lizards and the work the IWT have been doing to map their distribution.
Where: J.W,. Sweetman’s, Burgh Quay, Dublin
10th – 12th March
What: Innovation in Irish Food and Drink: Past, Present and Future
Food production and consumption is a pressing global issue with special relevance in Munster. Situated in the self-declared ‘Food Capital of Ireland’ and linked to pioneering academic programmes in Food Science and Food Business, UCC is uniquely positioned to host a conference addressing the broad field of food studies. The conference is being organized by food historians Dr. Chad Ludington (Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow/School of History) and Regina Sexton (Adult Continuing Education/School of History), and will feature food historians, food geographers, food scientists, business leaders, food producers, restaurateurs, and food writers.
Where: Aula Maxima, UCC, Cork
What: Beekeeping Course
This full day course is ideal for anyone interested in keeping bees. Mike Hughes and Michael Kavanagh from the East Waterford Beekeeping Society will take you through the fundamentals of beekeeping – from the reasons for keeping bees to recognising the honey bee, and all the equipment you will need. Lunch included.
Where: Grow HQ, Waterford
What: Fixjam Repair Café
The Fix Jam aims to reduce unnecessary waste by encouraging the community to learn new skills and repair their items rather than throwing them away! You are invited to bring along your broken items and learn how to repair them alongside expert volunteers. Volunteer fixers can help with a wide range of repairs from clothing to carpentry, bicycles, jewelry, computers and electronics. If we don’t know how to fix it we’ll figure it out. There will be coffee, tea and treats available too.
Where: Jigsaw, just off Gardiner St. Dublin
What: Sophie’s Fashion Bazaar
A sale of pre-loved items and a fashion show of a new collection all at once! Attendees are invited to submit clothes of very high quality to sell them and 15% of the proceeds will go to two local charities: Bray Lakers (children with special needs, see www.lakers.ie) and the Caroline Foundation (cancer research, see http://thecarolinefoundation.com/)
Sophie Rieu will also present her new collection for Spring Summer 17.
Where: The Hot Spot Music Club, Greystones, Wicklow
What: The Baby Market Navan
This parent to parent indoor preloved market has travel systems to sterilisers and everything between. Find all you need for your new arrival under the one roof.
Where: Ardboyne Hotel, Dublin Road, Navan
What: An Audience with Bea Johnson, Author of Zero Waste Home
Bea and her family have followed a zero waste lifestyle since 2008, and since then she has become an expert and pioneer of the movement gaining more and more popularity every day. Her book has been published in 14 languages and she gives talks all over the world.
Where: Robert Emmet Theatre, Trinity College Dublin
Learn how to save a fortune on plants by growing your own from seeds and cuttings. The Garden Team will show you the best techniques for taking cuttings, sowing seeds as well as dividing established plants to produce the most successful results
Where: Grow HQ, Waterford
23rd and 24th March
What: Irish Wind Energy Association Annual Conference
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin
What: Earth Hour
An international event where lights are switched off from 8.30 – 9.30pm to highlight the need to take climate action. Check out events near you or create your own on the below link!
More Info: https://www.earthhour.org/
What: Divestment Roundtable
Sustainable Nation is hosting a round table to discuss the current trend of divestment from fossil fuels.
Where: Dublin Docklands Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1