Saturday 6th February in Solas Bhríde, Kildare Town
The recent Climate Conference in Paris, while lacking binding commitments, marked a milestone in terms of governments of the world coming together and recognising the seriousness of the situation and the need to tackle climate change. Even more important, in advance of, and during, the conference an unprecedented demonstration of people power was witnessed. Post-Paris it is clear that this people power needs to continue and grow, that it is up to citizens of the world, we the people, to take responsibility and ‘be the change we want to see in the world’. This is a time of opportunity and Féile Bríde will explore what can be done – and what is already being done – by ordinary people to save our planet.
10.30am: Gathering at the Well (adjacent to Irish National Stud) for walk to Solas Bhríde
The arrival of the Flame & words of welcome
Music by Imogen Gunner and friends
11.30am: Farming and forestry – Alan Matthews
12.15pm: After Paris and the Climate Change Bill – What now? – Oisin Coghlan
1pm: Sustaining a Climate of Peace – Young People’s Perspective
Ruairí Atack & Keziah Keenan-O’Shea, students from Mount Temple Comprehensive School, Dublin
1.30pm: Lunch and tree planting
2.30pm: The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Gráinne’s corner
Gráinne O’Neill explores the exciting things that are already happening to tackle the urgent issue of climate change.
Music by RoJ Whelan and friends
Short inputs from Baltinglass Community Garden, Cloughjordan Eco-Village, Cabragh Wetlands, Dublin Cycling Campaign, Irish Seedsavers Association, and well as information about vegetarianism, solar panels and more…
3.30pm: Tea break
3.45pm: A Time of Opportunity – music and reflections
You can also download the Féile Bríde Brochure.
Feíle Bríde is part of a week-long series of events taking place in Kildare organized by the Brigidine Sisters and Cairde Bríde. Further information can be found here. Organized by Afri in partnership with St. Patrick’s Missionary Society Kiltegan and Cairde Bríde