CoolEarth Fair at Festival of World Cultures in Dún Laoghaire

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Climate Change  •  Energy  •  Nature
Sat / Sun 25th & 26th August | Concourse | County Hall | 11am – 6pm | Free

This year, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Environment Department, in association with Cultivate, are proud to present CoolEarth; a weekend eco-fair that  showcases contemporary and innovative solutions for a changing world. Part of this year's Festival of World Cultures.

At CoolEarth you will be able to shop for eco goods, research your green building and renewable energy needs, listen to a talk, watch a film or relax in the café.

The fair will feature stalls and information by organisations and businesses working towards a better world. Talks on climate change, energy and biodiversity will be given by leading thinkers from Ireland and abroad. These include David Strahan, award-winning investigative journalist, BBC documentary film-maker and author of The Last Oil Shock.

In the café, Slow Food Ireland will offer artisan food tastings to the sounds of world music DJs. Throughout the weekend short films, new media and animation will be screened. A dedicated space for kids' activities will complete this unique space.

Highlights of CoolEarth include:

•   4.00pm Saturday - "How will oil depletion and climate change impact world cultures?"
- Featuring international speakers and authors

•   4.00pm Sunday - "Reducing food miles and carbon footprints"
- Leading thinkers discuss the benefits of local food

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Councils Environment Department are charged with protecting the environment in the county. We provide a wide range of services to the public including refuse collection, recycling services, and clean water to name but a few. Cool Earth is our first environmental awareness event on this scale and we hope to lead the way for other events of this kind around the country.

Cultivate is a sustainable living and learning centre dedicated to inspiring healthy, balanced and creative cultural change. The centre, based in Temple Bar, has an eco-shop, learning garden, a demonstration area and a spectacular venue where regular workshops, classes, talks and conferences take place.