The Green Christmas Campaign kicked off in Clare today with a very well attended awareness raising event in Áras Contae an Chláir in Ennis.
There were many interesting stands on display showcasing the up-cycling of old materials, local crafts and local foods and a fine display by the Clare County Council Environment Section.
Pasta measures and rice cups from the Stop Food Waste Programme were distributed, and flyers developed by Wicklow County Council on use-by/best-before dates, and by RWMO Limerick Clare Kerry on food waste were major hits.
Mary McKeown (secondary school teacher and community development person) gave inspirational talks on upcycling for Christmas. She had a wide array of upcycled gifts/ideas for people to make their own Christmas gifts from ‘waste’ materials.
The hundreds of attendees from the general public, schools and within the local authority itself showed great interest in the concept of a Green Christmas, with lots of local gifts and food being bought too.
Maith thú an Chlár!
Some pics here of the day’s activities, click on each for a high resolution view.
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