I am a recent graduate of Trinity College Dublin, currently living in Dublin but originally from Co. Leitrim. I have a huge interest in clean energy and environmental policy. I became involved with the anti-fracking campaign last year. In 2014, I volunteered as a facilitator on a recent youth project run by GEAI and I am undergoing further training in order to work with young people to educate them about energy sources and usage in Ireland.
Brendan is a local lad who worked with GEAI as a caretaker of our office in Ballinaglera Community Hall. Brendan was in charge of general maintenance of the building and also helps both management and volunteers with any other problems that may occur. Away from work his interests and activities include music, travel and sport.
I run a community music service called Rùach Rhythms and I run percussion and voice workshops in community settings all over Ireland and the UK. I am a qualified person centred group facilitator with a BA (Hon) in Social Studies and an MA special award in Challenging Behaviour. My background is in advocacy and activism and I became involved in GEAI through M.A.R.D.I whom I had worked with on a number of projects.
I am a PhD student at the Maynooth University Department of Applied Social Studies where I am researching community development approaches to environmental, climate change and energy issues. To do this I am completing an action research project with community groups in north-west Ireland. I am very excited to work with GEAI as part of this!
I am a student at Lough Allen College, Drumkeerin. My interests are music, reading & writing, art and animals mainly. I like GEAI because I’ve always wanted to do something for the environment and help it. I don’t want it to be destroyed. So when I wanted to do some community work for the “An Gaisce” award, I asked GEAI if I could help them. The work I did is looking at the workshops that have been given in schools on Climate Change and seeing how good they are. It is interesting.