On Saturday 7th April 2018 Greenan Maze organised free talks about bio diversity and climate change. These free talks were a way to say a big thank you to all the local PURE mile groups who are busy cleaning up our local country roads and attempting to keep our garden county litter free and beautiful.
Sarah Rubalcava of Rubalcava Heritage Services discussed "Biodiversity and Planting for Pollinators" and what that means in Wicklow and in our local areas. Outlining the threats affecting our pollinators, especially bees, Sarah, a qualified horticulturalist, showed participants how planting different flowering plants for different seasons can provide much needed food and homes for our bees and insects at all times of the year.
Sarah’s talk was followed by a presentation by Mairead Doherty, Wicklow's Cool Planet Champion, on "Climate Change - what it really means and what can we do about it?". Cool Planet Champions is Ireland’s first national programme designed specifically at explaining climate change in as simple and understandable way. The Champions are local people at grassroots level who want to help you make a difference in the fight against climate change. Mairead's free interactive talk showed us what is going on with our planet and some of the practical and even fun things we can do in our daily lives to help inspire change. The program is an initiative by the Environmental Protection Agency and Cool Planet Experience, a new visitor experience which opened in Powerscourt Estate, Wicklow, in March.