Mayor of South Dublin County, Cllr Ed O’Brien officially launched the 17th annual South Dublin County Council (SDCC) Eco Week in County Hall. Eco Week, which runs from 19 – 23 April is one of the biggest events in the Council’s annual calendar and aims to engage South Dublin schools in increasing their awareness of and protecting the environment. All activities and events held during the week are FREE.
Speaking at the launch, Mayor Ed O’Brien said: “ECO week is a wonderful week! I am always amazed and delighted to see the variety of activities offered during Eco Week and this year is no exception. From ‘Irish Wildlife Trust – Wild for Nature’ workshops, to ‘Grow your own Garden’. Thankfully, society is becoming more aware of the need to be more in tune with the environment and that it cannot be taken for granted. We each have a responsibility to reflect on our lifestyle and see if it is supportive, or damaging, to the environment which we will pass onto the next generation. “
Fionnghuala Ryan, Climate Change and Environmental Awareness Officer for South Dublin County Council said “Eco Week aims to deliver an important message that reaches everyone in our community – those living and working in South Dublin County. It gives everyone the opportunity to get involved in reducing their impact on the environment, by taking simple steps to live in a more sustainable manner. It’s our Environment and our community, let’s make sure to protect it and show everyone how proud we are of South Dublin County”
Pic Credit: Ben Ryan