Community festival and event organisers are being invited to participate in an innovative training programme inspired by the success of the Green Fleadh, an environmental initiative rolled out to 450,000 visitors to Ennis during Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. Clare Tourism, supported by Clare County Council, today (Monday, 21 August 2017) launched the Green Festival Ambassador and Leader programme, the first of its kind in Ireland.
A series of introductory training sessions for festival organisers on how to minimise the environmental impact of such events by reducing waste, carbon emissions, and water and energy use will be hosted throughout Clare over the coming weeks. From these sessions, 10 festivals will be selected for localised Green Festival Ambassador training after which additional in-depth training will be provided to identified Green Leaders.
Green Festival Ambassador and Leader programme introductory training sessions will be held at The Armada Spanish Point Hotel (6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m., 19 September), The Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis (10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., 6.00 p.m. to 8. p.m., 26 September), and The Killaloe Hotel & Spa(6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m., 2 October). Training will be delivered by Raquel Noboa (Eco Tourism Consultant, Elevate Clare) and Maurice Bergin (GreenHospitality.ie).
Communities can register to attend the introductory training session by contacting Raquel or Samantha on firstname.lastname@example.org