Dlr supports Sustainable Goals Week with Decarbonisation and Energy Efficiency 

by Alex Greaney
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Alex Greaney 

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is proud to announce its support for Ireland’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Week, taking place from this Saturday, September 23rd to the October 1st.

As a key part of the Council’s climate action and the role within the Public Sector, dlr’s decarbonisation journey is at the forefront of our commitment to sustainability. 

Frank Curran, Chief Executive of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, recently signed the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Public Sector Decarbonisation Partnership Programme on behalf of dlr. This commitment solidifies dlr’s dedication to reducing energy-related emissions and increasing energy efficiency in the Council. 

SDG Week forms part of the wider European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) which this year, will run until October 8th. Members of the public are asked to get involved through a variety of events. 

The Council’s draft Climate Action Plan 2024-2029 will be launched during the ESDW with two public consultation events taking place for residents, businesses, and visitors to the County to find out more information about the plan. The events are free to attend from 3pm – 7pm each day either in the Parish Pastoral Centre, Holy Cross Church, Dundrum on October 3rd or in the Assembly Hall, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire on October 10th. 

The ‘Sustainable Living Programme’ at dlr LexIcon is a 4-week series to learn every day easy changes you can make to live more sustainably and connect with others on the journey. Learn how to be more sustainable in the areas of fashion, food, energy, and reducing packaging and positively impact yourself and our planet whilst saving money.   

 On Friday September 29th ‘Let’s Talk Climate’ Age Friendly Ireland interactive workshop in Dún Laoghaire includes discussion on climate science, carbon footprints, energy saving, home energy upgrades, and is followed by a guided walking tour of Fernhill Park.   

For families on Saturday October 7th the dlr Biodiversity ‘Wild Autumn Scavenger Hunt’ encourages families to checking off the natural wonders on a walk-through Marlay Park. The ‘Fernhill Park Experience’ interactive, educational, augmented reality game workshop also takes place on Saturday October 7th in Fernhill House. The game gives children an opportunity to explore and learn about rewilding, reforestation, and renewable energy and make real-time changes to the park. 


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