Ours to Protect Climate Conversations

Listen to Midwest Radio’s first episode of Ours to Protect, where they spoke to PPN members, William Nestor & Pat Boyle about the Balla biodiversity sensory garden. You can check out the full episode in the audio file below.

 

Listen to Midwest Radio’s second episode of Ours to Protect, this time they spoke to the children and teachers of Knock National School at the Mayo Green School’s ceremony, as they collected their sixth green flag. You can listen to the full episode below.

Listen to Midwest Radio’s third episode of Ours to protect, they speak to PPN members of Crossmolina community council Maureen Timlin & Siobhan Gough about the plans for the town to turn a plot of land into a biodiversity garden, plus the prospect of the installation of solar panels, listen below to hear all about it.

 

Listen to Midwest Radio’s fourth episode of Ours to protect. The team went on the ground this week in North Mayo to PPN’s members of the Ballina Costume Company, they spoke to its members and staff about the importance of clothes recycling, and the major changes they’ve noticed in people’s attitudes towards the recycling of old clothes in recent years, listen to the full episode below.

 

Listen back to Midwest Radio’s fifth episode of Ours to protect. Stephen sat down with PPN members, Mayo Dark Skies development officer Georgia MacMillian, she tells him all about the dark skies park in Mayo that was set up in 2016, along with the importance of light conservation. Listen to the full episode down in below.

 

Listen back to Midwest Radio’s sixth episode of Ours to protect, where on this week’s programme we went along to meet with the Climate Action Louisburgh Locality Group to find out the new ways the community in west Mayo is tackling climate change, in regards to energy and biodiversity, for the full episode listen below right now.

 

Listen back to Midwest Radio’s seventh instalment of Ours to protect. This week the team spoke to Neil Cruise from the Moy Valley Decarbonising community, a project looking into new ways of a more sustainable green living covering the areas of Foxford, Knockmore, Bohola & Pontoon. Listen back to the entire chat episode below, and remember a new episode drops every Friday morning just before 10 o’clock on the Tommy Marron Show.

 

Listen back to Midwest Radio’s eighth episode of Ours to protect. We journeyed to the offices of Mayo County Council to speak to Laura Dixon the climate action co-ordinator for Mayo county council & John McGee the head of enterprise at the Mayo enterprise office. They told us all about the new climate action plan that’s in the process of being drafted by the council, and how they are looking for the input of the Mayo people on this action plan via a survey which you can check out on www.mayo.ie. You can listen to the full episode below.

 

Listen back to Midwest Radio’s ninth instalment of Ours to protect, where they spoke to Jim Horan & Tom McDonnell about the beaches and sand dunes along the coasts of county Mayo. Check out the audio below. 

 

Listen back to Midwest Radio’s tenth instalment of Ours to protect, where they took a trip to the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan to speak with Connacht GAA CEO John Prenty & Facilities Manager Kurt Reinhardt, about the environmental practices they’ve undertaken. Check out the audio below.

 

Listen back to Midwest Radio’s eleventh episode of Ours to protect, where they went to Claremorris to have a look at the Mayfield Lake Looped Walk which has a huge focus on the flora and fauna of it’s biodiverse landscape. Check out the audio below for more details.

 

Listen back to Midwest Radio’s twelfth episode of Ours to protect, they spoke with Seamus Swift from the Kiltimagh and Mayo men’s sheds about the work they have been doing regarding biodiversity. Check out the audio below for more details.

 

Listen back to Midwest Radio’s Ours to protect, This week on the 13th episode of Ours to Protect we headed off to the Westport community garden based at the back of the quay community centre in Westport. We spoke to the chair Gemma Hennessy as well as other committee members about the different things they get up to, like vegetable growth, wildlife and biodiversity. Check out the link below for more details.

Episode 13 Westport Community Garden