Cavan gearing up first Green Fleadh – ‘An Fleadh Ghlais’
Cavan is gearing up for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2010 which will be the first Green Fleadh – ‘An Fleadh Ghlais’.
As part of its work on the Green Fleadh, Cavan County Council is undertaking several initiatives and working with pubs and restaurants in Cavan Town and environs, providing them with:
- An Enviromental Policy
- Advice about waste, energy & water
- An assessment of the premises
- The identification of prevention measures
- Advice about forming a GreenTeam & Action Plan
- A documentation folder for the project
- A Green Fleadh window sticker for their premises, and
- Advice about joining an Eco-Label system etc
So far the uptake has been 99%.
Cavan County Council took out an advertisement in local media inviting businesses to enter into the Fleadh Ghlas which has been very successful and has provided two workshops this year for the hospitality sector. It is also incorporating Fair Trade into the programme and Cavan Town Council is applying for Town Fair Trade Status. Most of the caterers are already serving Fair Trade coffee but had not put up the relevant logo signage or put it on the menu.
Publicans in the town are examining a range of options about using the environmentally friendly ‘Fleadh Cup’ for outdoor drinking.
Local Hotels have become Members and are working on the Green Hospitality Programme.
Cavan County Council has invited a list of 15 large businesses & industry to take part in the Green Fleadh by entering into the Green Business Programme.