Sat 7th March: ‘Active Hope – Practical ways to help the environment’ – led by Dr Lorna Gold, Environmentalist and climate campaigner. The day is designed for all ages, and will be full of fun, practical ideas and suggestion on how to build active hope at home and in your community. 10am – 4pm (Registration 9.30am); bring a packed lunch; cost €35 incl. tea/coffee. Booking essential
“Hope comes when we act, and only then.” Greta Thunberg, 17 year old climate campaigner
Climate change is perhaps the most pressing challenge of our times. Many people are asking how we can respond? Often as individuals and communities we can feel powerless in the face of the scale of this crisis. We ask ourselves: What difference can one person or one community make? The risk is we turn away.
Dr Lorna Gold is a climate activist and academic working in Ireland. Her most recent book Climate Generation – Awakening to our Children’s Future tells her personal story of waking up to the ecological emergency as a mum and has been described by Naomi Klein as ‘an anguished journey into the heart of the climate crisis’. She has worked with Trócaire for almost twenty years in the areas of policy, advocacy and research. She holds a PhD in Economic Geography from the University of Glasgow where she researched the origins of the ‘sharing economy’. She now lectures in Applied Social Studies at Maynooth University. She is vice-chair of the board of the Catholic Climate Movement and is a member of the government advisory group on the National Climate Dialogue.