County Carlow Environmental Network began in the summer of 2018

In 2018, Catherine O’Toole, Development Officer of the Irish Environmental Network came to Carlow to help begin a County Carlow Environmental Network (CCEN): Creating a Sustainable Future group. Catherine was working with various volunteers around the country to set up Local Environmental Networks in counties where there were none.

An invitation to County Carlow residents who had an interest in environmental concerns was issued and the first meeting was held on the 10th July 2018 at the Askea Community Centre in Carlow.

Since then, there has been an enthusiastic group that meets on the first Tuesday of the month, 7pm to 9pm in An Gairdin Beo, Carlow town. The meetings are open to all and free.

A committee has now been established and a programme of activities was organised throughout the County in 2019, which began with helping Carlow’s festivals become greener. During 2020 we will be continuing with this theme, as well as working in partnership with the Visual Theatre in Carlow town to show a series of uplifting environmental films.

Are you interested in making County Carlow sustainable and beautiful for all? We’d love to have your input and ideas. Getting involved in actions helps deal with the overwhelm of depressing environmental news. If we bring our various skills and knowledge together, our actions for change become even more powerful.

County Carlow Environmental Network
County Carlow Environmental Network: Creating a Sustainable Future