22nd of November, Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny City
12.15pm and repeated at 1.30pm, Free of charge
The talk, presented by Gavin Harte, is called “Climate for Change” and is an exciting mix of photographs, video clips, and animations which documents the enormous influence human activity is having on our planet, the serious impacts we are likely to experience and what we can do about it.
Gavin has been a high profile spokesperson on environmental and sustainability issues in Ireland for many years. Not to be missed. More information below the fold.
John Gormley, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government welcomed the roadshow and said “Climate change is the biggest challenge facing humanity in the 21st century and each of us has to decide how to respond. We’re delighted that Gavin is taking his unique style and irrepressible optimism on the road to give people what they need to be able to understand the climate challenge better.”
Speaking at the launch of the tour Gavin Harte said “For most of us climate change is often confusing and contradictory. For every argument on the size of the problem, its seriousness and its cause, there seems to be another voice declaring the exact opposite. Now, for the first time the world’s leading scientists are united in the scientific evidence for climate change. The big question is, are the people of Ireland ready for the challenge?”.
Gavin was the founder and developer of Ireland’s first eco-village in Cloughjordan Co Tipperary. He has worked as an educator, a TV presenter and a musician and was national director of An Taisce. With RTE he presented the very popular travel series “Across the Line”, backpacking overland from Dublin to Darwin on a budget of £25 a day.
For further details contact; Bernadette Moloney, Environmental Awareness Officer with Kilkenny County Council on 056-7794487.