GEAI 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.

Advocacy

• Delegation to Minister Pat Rabbitte
• Submission to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Communications and Energy
• Delegation to Northern Ireland Minister for Environment Alex Attwood
• Presentation to Fine Gael Constituency Group
• Parliamentary questions given to Dáil deputies

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.

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