Galway Convention Bureau – One Small Change –
Promoting Sustainable Events in Galway 2018
Green Your Gathering Conference
We were delighted to be offered the opportunity to present at the recent Green Your Gathering Conference in Galway. Where we got the opportunity to talk about our intention to enter into the Global Destination Sustainability Index for Galway.
Don’t Let Good Food Go To Waste
Free Cookery Demo GMIT March 6th
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway City Council and Galway County Council present a free cookery demonstration on food waste prevention in the home – Economy Gastronomy!
Enjoy an informative, educational food demonstration whilst learning essential tips around food waste prevention and cooking on a budget.
In addition to the cooking demonstration, experts will be on hand to give advice on menu planning, food waste prevention, food storage, composting and general waste management.
This is a free event but due to limited spaces being available, registration is required.
Our Ocean Wealth Summit Galway – Investing in Marine Ireland – 28th -29th June
Galway Convention Bureau and our members got on board with Seafest and the Ocean Wealth Summit Conference to make our businesses plastic free for the duration of the conference and festival. This was following on from “Plastic Free Week” where businesses in Galway didn’t use plastic for a week. Now in its fifth year, the Our Ocean Wealth Summit forms a key part of the Government’s integrated marine plan – Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth. The Summit is a key event for the marine sector and related industries, offering a platform for discussion on the future of Ireland’s marine sector.
Celebrate ‘Green and Blue’ Spaces at the Loving Galway Festival! 20th – 30th September
The first ‘Loving Galway’ sustainability festival will run from the 20-30th of September 2018, in celebration of the ‘Green and Blue’ spaces breathing life into Galway City. The festival is a unique collaboration between Galway City Council, Galway City Community Network, NUI Galway, LAWCO, Galway Environmental Network, Youth Work Ireland Galway, Green-Schools, Galway Waterways, and community and environmental groups across the city. The festival builds on decades of activity by the City’s environmental community and is a legacy of Galway’s European Green Leaf designation in 2017.
Full Programme of Events can be downloaded by following the link Loving Galway Programme 2018 FINAL LO RES
Cuan Beo – Linking the Land and the Sea – 13th September
Cuan Beo brought a popular new dimension to Cruinniu na mBad 2018 with a series of lectures and local chefs presenting their work in the Cuan Beo Marquee over the two days. The events attracted large crowds estimated to be in excess of 5,000.
Cuan Beo is an innovative coastal community group that supports individuals and organisations to understand and adopt sustainable practices associated with the aquatic resource of South Galway Bay from Oranmore to Blackhead in Co. Clare.
The Cuan Beo theme for the Cruinniu 2018 was ‘Linking the land and the sea – A holistic approach to creating a sustainable future for Galway Bay’
Connemara Green Festival 12th – 14th October
Eating for Conservation
The Connemara Green Festival celebrates Mother Nature, aims to raise awareness of the unique ecology of Connemara and raise funds for biodiversity projects. The festival is now in it’s 4th year.
Our theme this year is ‘Eating for Conservation’ and the festival will raise funds for awareness of the conservation of the Freshwater Pearl Mussel.
The festival takes place from Friday 12th October to Sunday 14th October and is based in Letterfrack village, Connemara, at the foot of the majestic Connemara National Park on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Enjoy inspiring events including walks with local ecologists and historians, nature workshops, foraging on the seashore, hill walks, learning about local fauna and flora, outdoor activities, vegetarian cooking demonstrations, pond dipping in the Connemara National Park, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and boat trips in Letterfrack Bay. Kids and adults are welcome and many events are free to attend.