Eanna kindly made this presentation to Network members at our meeting this month and is kindly sharing it here. Click the link below to see more about the wonderful woodlands and species of Ireland!
The upcoming keynote seminar on Doughnut Economics as part of the Environ 2021 conference may be of interest, it will be open to the public, free of charge and via Zoom. This is part of the Greening Our City Series
Feel free to share further (flyer with links attached)
Info below. Last night's minutes will be posted by Teresa on the Minutes page.
1. We are pleased to announce our final GREENING OUR CITY WEBINAR before the Autumn on Tuesday June 29th at 2.30pm titled:
The Missing Link: Food System Planning for Urban Health and Food with Dr. Tammara Soma Research Director and Co-Founder of the Food Systems Lab
2. Our people for bees project; The workshops are delivered by zoom on midweek evening from 19:00 to 20:30. I have just confirmed two slots for delivering the workshop next week. Your group is welcome to book onto either we have 10 places available for your group. The two slot available are;
16th June 19:00 to 20:30 - IWT People for Bees [Workshop 1]
17th June 19:00 to 20:30 - IWT People for Bees [Workshop 1]
IWT People for Bees [Workshop 1] covers and introduction to the bees of Ireland and bee habitat creation. Your group will learn about the biology of Irelands different types of bees and how we can use this knowledge to understand how best to help bees in our community.
Info for you All,
Information from Martha:
Appealing to you to volunteer to help us make a recording of a dance on the shore near Blackrock Castle on this Monday 7th June at 12pm (meet at lower carpark). Maria Sinnecker, from Global World Dances will show us the moves! Please dress in blue and we will have a dozen or so of our parade “water” tops that will look great. Do it for water and for the ocean! This will be released on 8th June for World oceans Day and the first day of Global World Dances. Invite friends and bring the kids the more the better to create a sea of blue. Please let me know if you can be there.
Last week's minutes are in the minutes page. I have ordered Eanna's book and this will be available to borrow from the resources section. Just request it.
Two notes for circulation this week: First is our Friday's For Earth webinar on Friday 11 of June and secondly SECAD free course: Sustainable Communities Training Programme
1. FRIDAY's for EARTH: Date: Friday June 11th at 7pm. Rewilding: Giving Back to Nature. We are very excited about this upcoming talk with three groups who are each involved in unique rewilding projects across the country. Not to be missed! Please click on this link to book your place. BOOK HERE
We will be joined by Janet Laffey from the Green Sod. The Green Sod is a land trust that protects land and its biodiversity see their website here https://greensodireland.ie
Janet the founder of Emerge Environmental design will give us an overview of the work of the Green Sod across Ireland. The Green Sod have operated a rewilding programme at the wonderful Pairc a Tobair at Rosscarbery for the last two years.
Randal Plunket of Dunsany Castle will talk about his experience of rewilding his extensive estate in County Meath. The Dunsany estate covers 1600 acres of which approximately 750 are being rewilded as part of the Dunsany Reserve.
Paul Handrick of Bee Sanctuary Ireland will talk about how he and his wife Claire Louise set up this bee sanctuary in County Wicklow, what it encompasses and he will also talk about his very exciting scheme for farmers called the National Meadowland Initiative where they are partnering the business community with farmers to encourage farmers to leave 2% of their land to nature on a paid basis. https://thebeesanctuaryofireland.com
2. SECAD is offering a free course called Sustainable Communities Training Programme. It is open to people in South and West Cork. The first session begins tonight so book quickly! https://www.secad.ie/leader/sustainable-communities/
In the meanwhile enjoy June, remember Don't Mow Let It Grow! is one of the most powerful and effective ways you can help biodiversity in your garden or your area.
Best wishes from all of us at SHEP Earth Aware
Last night's minutes are in the Minutes page.
Here are new links/Info:
1. SECAD is delighted to invite you to the SECAD Sustainable Communities Training Programme Introductory Webinars
The SECAD Sustainable Communities Training Programme is a FREE programme aimed at community groups, volunteers, businesses, young people and individuals who are interested in developing and nurturing sustainability withing their local communities.
During these online workshops, we will
- Discuss Sustainability and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
- Provide an overview of the SECAD Sustainable Communities Training Programme
- Introduce the trainers delivering the programme (Change by Degrees in South Cork; VOICE in West Cork)