Well known TV presenter Duncan Stewart will give a free presentation in Nenagh Arts Centre on Wednesday, June 22, during which he will discuss how the emerging green economy can create more jobs and explore the opportunities for local employment, enterprise and resilient rural communities.
The morning session, Green Jobs in Rural Ireland, is open to anyone and free of charge through the Green Works programme.
According to Mr Stewart, “there is an emerging consensus that transforming Ireland into a green economy would be the ideal way to bring new jobs to rural areas.”
The renowned TV presenter will also host an afternoon event called Catching the Green Wave. This brings together a number of Tipperary agencies, local businesses and national organisations to discuss the opportunities for the green economy and the benefits of networking. How best to progress the emerging Tipperary Green Business Network will also be discussed.
That evening, the acclaimed new Irish post-apocalyptic film, One Hundred Mornings, will be screened at the Nenagh Arts Centr. A public interview with the director, Conor Horgan, and Vinay Gupta, an international resilience consultant, will take place after this screening by Prof Peadar Kirby from the University of Limerick. This award winning Irish feature film demonstrates just what could happen if our capability to adapt to challenges is under-developed.
The events are being hosted by Cultivate Living and Learning as part of its annual Convergence Sustainable Living Festival, which it brings to Tipperary this month.
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