Update 30 March 2012

Earth Hour

We support Earth Hour and remind you all to turn off all non-essential lighting at 8.30 pm for 60 minutes on Saturday 31st March.

From WWF about Earth Hour:

What’s all the buzz about?

There’s only one day to go until WWF’s Earth Hour on 31st March, 8.30pm and we want everyone to know about it, so help us make some noise!

Like WWF’s Earth Hour UK on Facebook and become part of a huge community of people who all care about our brilliant world. You’ll be able to keep up to date with the latest news and discover interesting photos, facts and stories – it’s also a chance to let us know your thoughts and have your say. 

Let’s get Earth Hour trending! If you’re not already, then follow us on Twitter and tweet your support using #earthhour.

And why not take up an ‘I Will If You Will’ challenge (or create a dare if you’re brave enough)? It’s all about a simple promise and a challenge. Ask yourself, what are you willing to do to convince others to take action for the planet?

And finally, check out our YouTube playlist – there’s lots to watch from our ‘good for you, good for the planet’ celebrity chef recipes to our spectacular Earth Hour films. You may even spot our panda doing a spot of break dancing – don’t ask!

We invite you to share your own commitment to Earth Hour on our Sustainable Clonakilty Facebook Site too.

Sustainable Clonakilty Next Public Meeting

You are reminded of the next Sustainable Clonakilty public meeting at 8pm sharp on Wednesday April 4th at O’Donovan’s Hotel.  Click here for details.

Catch up on our activities, take part in discussion and get to know like-minded people. There will be an opportunity to sign up as a financial member there at €5 or €10 according to your choice.  All are very welcome.


Site Visit

Members of Sustainable Clonakilty are invited to an April weekend daytime time visit to the gardens and renewable energy systems of the Liao family at Dunworley. Please send an email to sustainableclon@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.  There is no charge, but you will need to bring some lunch to share.


Fit 4 Life

Sustainable Clonakilty supports any activity that leads to increased physical activity hopefully resulting in less oil consumption due to more walking etc.  Fit 4 Life is holding a meeting at the same time and date as our next meeting, but we promise to update you with details on how you can join in the Fit for Life Campaign, if you will be at our meeting instead.  For more details please call 086 608 2569.


Congratulations to Dr Paul Sikora

Dr Paul Sikora (middle)

It was announced on March 29th at the RDS Dublin that local man, Paul Sikora, had won the SEAI 2012 Sustainable Energy Innovation Award with his clever system that saves otherwise wasted natural gas and converts it to electricity. You can read all about it by clicking here.