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dlr marks Earth Day with an information week on social media

Date 
Friday, April 21, 2017
Location 
dlr County
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The world celebrates Earth Day, this Saturday 22nd April and this coming week, in recognition of Earth Day, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will use social media to highlight some of the initiatives being undertaken in the County to make it more sustainable. We hope the stories will inspire people to consider more sustainable choices in areas of their own lives.

 

Nations all around the world will mark Earth Day, but what is Earth Day?

For many it’s an opportunity for citizens around the world to pause and consider the magnificence of our planet and the rich diversity of life it supports. It can provide the spark to take action, be that national Governments, as seen on Earth Day 2016 with the opening for signature of the Paris Agreement (the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation and adaptation) or on a much smaller, local scale as seen here in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

As part of its commitment the Council continues to undertake many actions to play a full role in energy conservation and sustainability -  whether it’s replacing our street lamp bulbs with energy efficient LEDs, achieving ISO 50001:2001 certification for its Energy Management System, having a dedicated Strategic Policy Committee on Climate Change and Energy use  or working with the community holding a wide variety of workshops, information sessions, regular school eco-conferences and many more local initiatives.

Be sure to follow us next week on @dlrcc and our dlr Facebook page to see how you too can make a positive contribution locally and to our planet and have fun doing so.

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For further information please contact Dean Eaton, dlr Environmental Awareness Officer at deaton@dlrcoco.ie               

CAPTIONS:

An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Cllr Cormac Devlin and Aoife Munn, RHS Horticulturist and lecturer in Sustainable Gardening.

Photos: Peter Cavanagh (must credit)

Additional images:

Sustainable Gardening Workshop

Students at an ‘Food Miles’ workshop during an secondary schools eco conference held in County Hall.

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