Green shoots – Council sets up environmental tent at Kilkenny’s agricultural show
By COLIN BARTLEY
IN A year when the ballot-box saw the rise of the green wave across Europe, a new attraction at Kilkenny’s largest agricultural show will highlight the change to a green mindset among the public.
Kilkenny County Council’s Environmental Section is setting up a marquee at Ireland’s oldest agricultural show, the Iverk Show in Piltown, holding talks and demonstrations on how we can help the planet.
The marquee is hosting a series of environmental talks throughout the day, while the 3 Counties Energy Agency will be on hand to discuss all aspects of energy efficiency. For the future environmentally aware generation, the council has designed a children’s biodiversity activity corner.
There will be a number of talks throughout the day focusing on waste prevention, with representatives from mywaste.ie and refill.ie speaking on initiatives on how to prevent waste both within the home and the community.
There will be talks on maximising gardening potential in small spaces and on the Stop Food Waste programme. Staff from the Environment Section will be available to answer any queries and representatives of the Environmental Enforcement staff will give a talk on their activities and the Waste Management bye-laws.