Make One Change - Cork County Cuts Carbon

For the month of November, Cork County Council will run a series of events and activities around the County, all related to climate action. 

There will be something for everyone in the family including story-time for children and all sorts of talks for adults including SEAI pop-up energy clinics (where you can ask all sorts of questions about energy), talks from local community groups about what’s happening in your locality and workshops run by Cork Environmental Forum on all the small practical changes we can make in our day to day lives to help mitigate climate change. The general public are encouraged to get on board, talk about climate action and “make one small change” from a list of pledges (see text/poster re pledges). Children can call to the library to make their pledges too where they can “feed” a carbon Guzzler with their pledge for the week. After four weeks of pledges for the month of November, there will be small prizes for the children. Have a look at the list below and see what is happening in your local library - Everyone is welcome to these free events!

Event Schedule
Location Date and Time Activities Audience Topic Event Description
           
Dunmanway Library All Month Fragile Earth Art Display All Fragile Earth Art display by artist Aine O'Connor Dunmanway Library during November. All Welcome. Artist Aine O'Connor will exhibit a collection called 'Fragile Earth'
Youghal Library All Month Info on Making your own beeswax wrap All Call in to Youghal Library to pick up an information sheet on making your own beeswax wrap Youghal Library during November. All Welcome. Call in to Youghal Library during the month of November and pick up a ‘How to make your own bees wrap’ information sheet
Millstreet Library All Month A display of Sustainable books and Information All Pop in to see their sustainability display. Millstreet Library during November. All Welcome. Pop into Millstreet Library and see their display of Environmentally themed books.
Macroom Library All Month Design a Bookmark Competition Children "Nature is Amazing" themed bookmark competition aimed at 7 to12 year-olds Macroom Library during November. Childrens Event. Design A Nature Themed Bookmark in Macroom Library during November to be in with a chance to win a sustainable prize!
Fermoy Library All Month Display of environmental artwork All Come into the library to see environmental artwork by local schoolchildren  
Schull Library All Month Display of Artwork by local Schoolchildren All A display of environmentally themed artwork Schull Library during November. All Welcome. Pop in to Schull Library to see the artwork created by local children showing how they pledge to 'Make One Change'
Mitchelstown Library All Month Display of Climate Scarf All A scarf knitted with the average temperatures of the last 100 years, demonstrating climate change Mitchelstown Library during November. All Welcome. The Knitters Group in Mitchelstown have created a scarf knitted with the average temperatures of the last 100 years, demonstrating climate change which will be on display in the library all through November.
Millstreet Library Various Class Visit Talks Class Visit Class visits that month will be spoken to by the librarian about climate themed issues Millstreet Library during November. Schools Event. Staff will speak to visiting classes about sustainable topics during the month of November.
Bantry Library

4th Nov

11am

Knitters Group talk about reuse and recycle Knitters Group upcycle and frugal warm craft generally Members Event. The Bantry Library Knitters Group will discuss upcycling and frugal warm craft.
Newmarket Library 5th Nov IRD Duhallow Talk Adults A presentation of the work of IRD Duhallow on environment matters 11am Newmarket Library on 5th November. Adult Event. Mr. Michael O'Connor, IRD Duhallow, will give a presentation of their work in relation to environmental matters. IRD Duhallow is a community-based integrated rural development company that was established in 1989
Cobh Library

8th Nov

 3pm

Cork Environmental Forum Adults Muriel from Cork Environmental Forum Join Muriel from Cork Environmental Forum for “Make One Change Workshops– Join Cork Environmental Forum Facilitators to Learn and Chat about all the changes that you can make in your lifestyle that will be good for you and also for the environment”
Dunmanway Library

8th Nov

1pm

Cork Environmental Forum Adults Grainne from Cork Environmental Forum Join Grainne from Cork Environmental Forum for “Make One Change Workshops– Join Cork Environmental Forum Facilitators to Learn and Chat about all the changes that you can make in your lifestyle that will be good for you and also for the environment”
Bandon Library

8th Nov

1pm

Cork Environmental Forum Adults Bernie from Cork Environmental Forum Join Bernie from Cork Environmental Forum for “Make One Change Workshops– Join Cork Environmental Forum Facilitators to Learn and Chat about all the changes that you can make in your lifestyle that will be good for you and also for the environment”
Pobalscoil Na Trionoide, Youghal, Eircode: P36Y763

November 9th

(6.30pm - 8.30pm)

Youghal Energy Audit & Eirgrid Energy Citizens Roadshow All Energy Join the Blue Green Network in Youghal at 6.30pm - 8.30pm to hear about the Youghal Energy Audit followed by Eirgrid and other energy experts including SEAI and ESB Networks to learn about retrofitting grants, community microgeneration and upgrading the electricity grid.
Midleton Library

10th Nov

1pm

Conor O'Brien SEAI Adults SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grants, how-to change your energy (electricity and gas) provider and Household energy management. Join Conor O'Brien in Midleton library on the 10th of November at 1pm to discuss SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grants, how-to change your energy (electricity and gas) provider and Household energy management.
Mallow Library

10th Nov

3pm

Cork Environmental Forum Adults Muriel from Cork Environmental Forum Join Muriel from Cork Environmental Forum for “Make One Change Workshops– Join Cork Environmental Forum Facilitators to Learn and Chat about all the changes that you can make in your lifestyle that will be good for you and also for the environment”
Fermoy Library

11th Nov

1pm

Conor O'Brien SEAI Adults SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grants, how-to change your energy (electricity and gas) provider and Household energy management. Join Conor O'Brien in Midleton library on the 11th of November at 1pm to discuss SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grants, how-to change your energy (electricity and gas) provider and Household energy management.
Cobh Library 11th Nov Climate Themed Storytime Children Climate Themed Storytime for Children Cobh Library on 11th November. Childrens Event. Join the staff in Cobh Library for some themed story time.
Cobh Library 11th Nov Science Workshop Class Visit Senior Energy Workshop About Climate Change  
Skibbereen Library

11th Nov

3pm

Cork Environmental Forum Adults Grainne from Cork Environmental Forum Join Grainne from Cork Environmental Forum for “Make One Change Workshops– Join Cork Environmental Forum Facilitators to Learn and Chat about all the changes that you can make in your lifestyle that will be good for you and also for the environment”
Carrigaline Library

11th Nov

3pm

Cork Environmental Forum Adults Muriel from Cork Environmental Forum Join Muriel from Cork Environmental Forum for “Make One Change Workshops– Join Cork Environmental Forum Facilitators to Learn and Chat about all the changes that you can make in your lifestyle that will be good for you and also for the environment”
Bantry Library

12th Nov

11.30am

Storytime and Craft Session Children Enviornmental Storytime and 'Create your own Monster! Join the staff of Bantry Library for a morning of Environmentally themed stories and sustainable crafting
Clonakilty Library 12th Nov Climate Themed Storytime Children Climate Themed Storytime for Children Clonakilty Library on 12th November. Childrens Event. Join the staff in Clonakilty Library for a morning of environmentally themed story time.
Clonakilty Library

15th Nov

1pm

Cork Environmental Forum Adults Bernie from Cork Environmental Forum Join Bernie from Cork Environmental Forum for “Make One Change Workshops– Join Cork Environmental Forum Facilitators to Learn and Chat about all the changes that you can make in your lifestyle that will be good for you and also for the environment”
Cobh Library

16th Nov

1pm

Conor O'Brien SEAI Adults SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grants, how-to change your energy (electricity and gas) provider and Household energy management. Join Conor O'Brien in Cobh library on the 16th of November at 1pm to discuss SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grants, how-to change your energy (electricity and gas) provider and Household energy management.
Midleton Library 17th Nov Green Themed Lego Club Existing Lego Club members Lego Club will Have a Green theme for their November Meeting Midleton Library on 17th November. Members Event. The Lego Club members in Midleton Library are going green! Crafting items from nature during their regular meeting.
Macroom Library

17th Nov

3pm

Cork Environmental Forum Adults Muriel from Cork Environmental Forum Join Muriel from Cork Environmental Forum for “Make One Change Workshops– Join Cork Environmental Forum Facilitators to Learn and Chat about all the changes that you can make in your lifestyle that will be good for you and also for the environment”
Mallow Library

17th Nov

1pm

Conor O'Brien SEAI Adults SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grants, how-to change your energy (electricity and gas) provider and Household energy management. Join Conor O'Brien in Mallow library on the 17th of November at 1pm to discuss SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grants, how-to change your energy (electricity and gas) provider and Household energy management.
Midleton Library 18th Nov Science Workshop Class Visit Senior Energy Workshop About Climate Change Midleton Library on 18th November. Schools Event. Cork Science Festival are providing Energy Workshops to primary school children to tie in with the Make One Change programme
Carrigaline Library 18th Nov Story Time Children Crafty Workshop and Storytime for kids Carrigaline Library on 18th November. Childrens Event. Join the staff in Carrigaline Library for a morning of environmentally themed story time and crafts.
Mallow Library

18th Nov

1.10pm

Talk All Water Yellow Fish, Rainwater Planters, Citizen Science – Learn how to tackle complicated environmental problems with simple actions” A talk with Catherine Seale-Duggan, Community Water Officer.  The short talk will outline 3 simple solutions for improving the sustainability of our local community.
Dunmanway Library

19th Nov

All day

Plant a Pot for Pollinators' Children Plant a pollinator friendly bulb in a pot using recycled materials Join the staff of Dunmanway Library to plant a pollinator friendly bulb in a recycled pot.
Kinsale Library

19th Nov

11am

Environment Adventures' Storytime Children 11am, Children's Event for an Environmentally themed Storytime Join Cork storyteller Paddy O’Brien for a morning of environmentally themed stories and folklore.
Fermoy Library 19th Nov Environmental Storytime Children Climate Themed Storytime for Children 11.30am Fermoy Library on 19th November. Childrens Event. Join the staff in Fermoy Library for a morning of environmentally themed story time.
Mallow Library 19th Nov Climate Themed Storytime Children Climate Themed Storytime for Children Mallow Library on 19th November. Join the staff in Mallow Library for a morning of environmentally themed story time.
Mitchelstown Library

22nd Nov

2pm

Sean Sweeney SEAI Adults SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grants, how to change your energy (electricity and gas) provider and Household energy management. Join Sean Sweeney in Mitchelstown library on the 22nd of November at 2pm to discuss SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grants, how to change your energy (electricity and gas) provider and Household energy management. 
Mitchelstown Library 23rd Nov Upcycling Talk by Karen and Hester Adult and Teens "Reloved by Karen and Hester" upcycling talk, 3pm  "Reloved by Karen and Hester". Local upcycling duo Karen and Hester will give a presentation on upcycling and buying preloved items.
Bantry Library

24th Nov

3pm

Kieran Lettice SEAI Adults SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grants, how-to change your energy (electricity and gas) provider and Household energy management. Join Kieran Lettice in Bantry library on the 24th of November at 3pm to discuss SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grants, how-to change your energy (electricity and gas) provider and Household energy management.
Youghal Library

24th Nov

Weathering the Storm' Class Talk Class Visit Blue Green Network intergenerational workshop with TY Students  ‘Weathering the Storm’. An intergenerational workshop with TY students from Pobalscoil na Trionoide and older people from the network’s own older people’s group.
Bandon Library

24th Nov

11am

Kieran Lettice SEAI Adults SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grants, how-to change your energy (electricity and gas) provider and Household energy management. Join Kieran Lettice in Bandon library on the 24th of November at 11am to discuss SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grants, how-to change your energy (electricity and gas) provider and Household energy management.
Skibbereen Library

24th Nov

7.30pm

Sustainable Transport Talk Adults and Teens 7.30pm A Talk about and idea Share on Sustainable Transport in Skibbereen Skibbereen Library on 24th November at 7.30pm. All Welcome. Join the staff in Skibbereen Library as they host a talk and idea share concerning sustainable transport and the environment.
Clonakilty Library 25th Nov Garden on a Plate' Craft Activity Children Using Nature to create art, children make a garden on a plate! Join the staff in Clonakilty Library for a nature inspired crafting session
Skibbereen Library 26th Nov Sustainability Storytime for kids Children 11 am story time for all based on environmental books Children's Event Join the staff in Skibbereen Library for a morning of environmentally themed story time.
Floor 2, County Hall Library, County Hall Campus, Carrigrohane Road.

29th Nov

10am to 12noon

Business Training Adults Green For Micro Information, questions answered about the programme Join us for a Green For Micro Information session in the County Hall Library to have all your questions answered about the programme! Take the first steps on your green sustainability journey and find out ALL the benefits to help your business. For more information see: Let's Talk Green For Micro - Local Enterprise Office - South Cork 
Dunmanway Library

29th Nov

3pm

Kieran Lettice SEAI Adults SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grants, how-to change your energy (electricity and gas) provider and Household energy management.  Join Kieran Lettice in dunmanway library on the 29th of November at 3pm to discuss SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grants, howto change your energy (electricity and gas) provider and Household energy management.
Clonakilty Library

29th Nov

11am

Kieran Lettice SEAI Adults SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grants, how-to change your energy (electricity and gas) provider and Household energy management. Join Kieran Lettice in Clonakilty library on the 29th of November at 11am to discuss SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grants, how-to change your energy (electricity and gas) provider and Household energy management.
Mallow] Library 30th Nov Cycle Safety with Caroline Casey Class Visits Cycle to School Safely and Sustainably with this presentation Mallow Library on 30th November. Schools Event. Caroline Casey will present a workshop on Cycle safety for
Mitchelstown Library

1st Dec

1:00pm

Cork Environmental Forum Adults Changes that you can make in your lifestyle  Join Cork Environmental Forum Facilitators to Learn and Chat about all the changes that you can make in your lifestyle that will be good for you and also for the environment
Bandon Library 9th Dec Donal Chambers Talk on Sustainable Living Adults Practical tips to inspire you in your daily life for a sustainable future Bandon Library on 9th Dec at 12 noon
“Practical tips to inspire you in your daily life for a sustainable future”
A talk with Donal Chambers
This talk will inspire people though real and practical examples of how we can solve climate change and the biodiversity crisis in our daily lives, homes and communities while making us and our communities healthier and more resilient.
Donal Chambers is an environmental scientist, food producer and teacher in Kinsale and a community activist who currently runs a local sustainability organisation Transition Town Kinsale

 

Kid's Pledges

Make One Change - Cork County Cuts Carbon Kid's Pledges Poster Download

Pledges listed below

Plug it out

Save Energy! Plug out devices that aren’t being used and tell your family!

Step it Up

Walk or cycle instead of taking the car!

Watch it grow

Plant a seed or bulb and watch it grow – nature is amazing!

Turn it off

Don’t leave tap running while you are brushing your teeth, shower for less than 5 mins!

Use it again

Stop Plastic! Get a reusable bottle and use it every day!

Wear it out

Don’t buy new things for November – re-use and repair!

Adult's Pledges

Make One Change - Cork County Cuts Carbon Adult Pledges Poster Download

Pledges listed below

Love Slow Fashion

Why not re-wear or upcycle the clothes you already have or buy second-hand from a charity shop!

Buy Local and Seasonal

Enjoy local and seasonal foods and reduce your food miles!

Reduce and Refill

Say no to disposable coffee cups or plastic bottles!

Walk More

Leave the car at home! Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and money, all whilst getting fit!

Nominate A Friend to “Make One Change”

It takes everyone getting involved!

Connect with Nature

Go outside and appreciate your environment and the need to protect it.

Zero Food Waste

10% of global carbon emissions are caused by food waste!

Reduce your Water Consumption

Reduce your shower time to less than 5 minutes or pledge to turn the tap off when brushing your teeth.

Reduce your Energy

Reducing the temperature of your clothes wash, use a clothesline instead of a tumble dryer.

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