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Environ 2017 Public Events

The following events of the Environ 2017 conference are open to the general public free of charge.

Public Engagement Evening

The event will be free and open to members of the public, local stakeholders, professionals and students. Please email administrator@esaiweb.org to reserve a place.

Keynote Address: Douglas Hyde Lecture Theatre 7.15pm-7.45pm

Keynote Address: Athlone Institute of Technology and The Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland are delighted to announce that Minister Denis Naughton, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment will deliver the Environ2017 keynote address entitled “Putting the Eco in the Economy” on Monday 10th April at 7.15 pm in the Douglas Hyde Lecture theatre, AIT. Over the course of the three day Environ2017 colloquium, the overarching theme of "Putting the Eco in the Economy" should stimulate lively conversations on the role of ecology in the economy. The word Eco is derived from the Greek word “Oikos” which means household and maybe if we view the environment and the economy as part of the same entity we might have a better understanding of our complex world.

Public Engagement Debate: Douglas Hyde Lecture Theatre 8pm-9.30pm Download Flyer

The podium speakers for the Public Engagement Debate entitled “Draining the Shannon – Flood Mitigation” has also being confirmed and are as follows:-

Minister Sean Canney, Office of Public Works and Flood Relief; Mr. Tom Browne, ESB; Ms. Amanda Mooney, Inland Fisheries Ireland; Ms. Sinead O Brien, Sustainable Water Network (SWAN); Mr. Eanna Rowe, Waterways Ireland; Mr. Michael Silke, IFA and Chairman Mr. Ciaran Mullooly, RTE. This event which is open to the public will take place on Monday 10th April at 8 pm in the Douglas Hyde Lecture Theatre, AIT. This debate attempts to bring together in one room most of the major stakeholders involved in the complex issue of flood mitigation in the Shannon catchment while maintaining its ecological biodiversity.

Environ Green Career Expo

The ESAI are proud to announce the return of the Environ Green Career Expo to Environ 2017. The expo will be taking place on Tuesday 11th April from 12pm-4pm at Athlone Institute of Technology.

This is a unique event, being the only career expo in Ireland focusing specifically on the green sector. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from a range of public and private sector organisations to discuss career opportunities including jobs, internships, research and volunteering. The expo is free to attend and open to the public. For all information on the expo and to register for free entry please see the Green Careers Ireland website here.


"In the Eye of the Beholder: Overcoming Measurement Challenges in the Application of Nature Based Solutions for Health and Mental Health

  • Facilitator: Dr.Tadhg E. MacIntyre University of Limerick
  • Monday 10th April 2017 14.00-17.00

This workshop is being run in parallel GO GREEN EX, is funded by the Irish Research Council and is available free of charge to Environ delegates and interested members of the public. Please email gogreenex@gmail.com to register your interest in attending.

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Environ 2017 Recycling Initiative

Calling all unused phone and laptop chargers: Take the road to recycling with us at Environ 2017!

Do you have an unused phone charger or laptop charger? Studies have shown that many millions of unused chargers are thrown away every year. Electronics like these include chemicals that are toxic to air, water and soil: causing pollution.

We invite you to bring along your unused phone charger or laptop charger and we will recycle it for you. Every single item recycled counts and together we can make a big difference. In addition will be the opportunity to win a prize!

Bring your unused charger along to the Environ 2017 Registration desk and the ESAI team will give you a ticket to enter our competition. You could win a prize and have that feel good feeling knowing that the unused charger is going to be re-used.

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