The second public awareness meeting of Sustainable Skerries went very well. Even though the weather was not the best, the meeting was well attended with a good cross-section of Skerries represented. Also attending were Trevor Sargent TD, Senator Brendan Ryan and Councillor Ciaran Byrne.

The subject of the evening was Food and Water for Skerries, and how Peak oil and Climate Change will effect our security of supply. The evening opened with the showing of a short video entitled “Deconstructing Dinner” from Cultivate.ie. This was followed by a short presentation with the subject line “Exploring Food Miles and Water Security, What does it mean for Skerries”. We then had a very constructive breakout session with a lot of lively, constructive and it has to be said, good humoured debate.

The meeting resulted in a lot of very good feedback from those in attendance. A lot of good ideas about how we can make our town more resilient and better prepared for the Post Peak Oil economy. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 13th May at 8pm.

We would like to thank the Teachers and Staff of St Patricks Senior National School for the use of their school hall.

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