Could a town in West Cork become a centre of excellence for climate change projects? Two local businessmen think so and are determined to make it happen – with a little help from others
ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners have declared their intention to make ‘a centre of excellence for action on climate change and renewable energy.’
Top environmental consultant, Noel Casserly, who is also the managing director of SmartEarth, and well-known local environmental campaigner, Jim O’Donnell, first mooted the idea of creating a ‘Green Skibbereen’ in September of 2019.
Since then, they have conducted meetings with local planners as well as hosting a meeting at the West Cork Hotel that attracted a large crowd of like-minded individuals and business people.
One such individual was Alicia O’Sullivan, who is still a student at Skibbereen Community School but was invited to be Ireland’s representative at the 2019 United Nationals Youth Climate Action Summit.