What GEAI did in 2012

Awareness-Raising Presentations and Discussions
Local Authorities: Leitrim County Council, Clare County Council, Bundoran Town Council, Fermanagh District Council
Public Meetings and Community Groups: Carrick-on-Shannon, Templemore, Glenfarne, Ballyshannon, Ballycastle (Antrim), NUI Galway, Belcoo, Cashel, Derrygonnelly, Derrylyn, Garrison, Rossinver, Ballinamore, Glenfarne, Ballinaglera, Drumkeerin, Drumshanbo.
Schools: Sligo Grammer School, Lough Allen College (Drumkeerin), St Clare’s Comprehensive (Manorhamilton).
Other organisations: Religious congregations (Mercy International), Deanery of Kilmore, Rural Community Network, Rural Enabler Advisory Group, Blacklion IFA, Northwest Engineers Association, Young Friends of the Earth, Artist’s Collective exhibition.
Lobbying
Delegation to Minister Pat Rabbitte
Submission to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Communications and Energy
Delegation to Northern Ireland Minister for Environment Alex Attwood
Submissions made to Commission for Energy Regulation and EPA. Advice given to Sinn Féin & Fine Gael groups re submissions. Forum on submissions put up on website
Presentation to Fine Gael Constituency Group
Parliamentary questions given to Dáil deputies
Template of letters to Minister Fergus O’Dowd re Exploration Licences disseminated
Publicity for Campaign
Website developed and constantly maintained. Blog, Facebook and Twitter functions.
Archive of independent peer-reviewed articles written on the impacts of fracking
Television interviews and debates on RTE1, TV3, BBC1, BBC2, UTV, TG4
Radio interviews on RTE1 (Pat Kenny Show), Newstalk (Mark Coleman), Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Ulster, Shannonside, Ocean FM, Radio na Gaeltachta
Press releases published in Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Leitrim Observer, Anglo Celt, Donegal Post, Sligo Examiner
Young people
Presentations given to students in Leitrim, Sligo and Fermanagh, followed by discussions and plans for future projects
Good Energies Youth founded
Workshop being designed for schools; roll-out planned for September
Children’s video produced, goes global
GEAI applying for accreditation as hosting organisation for European volunteers. Plans to host at least one young volunteer per annum
Working with MARDI, publicising the potential of programme to send volunteers from Ireland to other European countries
Artists Campaigning Against Fracking
GEAI includes Engage Artist Collective members. The aim of this collective is to develop mixed media exhibitions to publicise the impacts of fracking.
Video created by artist Brigitta Varadi, script Dr Aedin McLoughlin, with participation of Janice Daly, storyboards design and creation Leah and Abbi, inspired by David Michalek. This work was part of a show called Talk About Fracking which was created by Engage Artist Collective, more information at this link.

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