Meet some of our Climate Ambassadors
Susan Butler is a keen french and psychology student who enjoys raising awareness about environmental issues in UCC. She has a key interest in being healthy and sustainable at the same time. She is a volunteer intern with UCC’s Green Campus and is involved in the KeepCup campaign which aims to reduce the amount of disposable cups on campus and in the wider UCC community. She is also interested in sustainable fashion.
John-Paul Patton is a teacher who has worked for many years with the Eco-Schools Green Flag programme. He is working to take Eco Education and action for all ages to the next level via creating a series of Educational Ecovillages to exemplify best practice in sustainable living. See www.EnrichedEarth.org As well as being an An Taisce Climate Ambassador, John-Paul is also an Ambassador for the Global Ecovillage Network.”
Denise Dowds is a teacher of geography at Scoil Mhuire Buncrana the last 11 Years and 6 Years in Dublin prior to that. A mother to three young children so when she gets free time she likes to garden and dabble in a bit of oil painting. Denise also enjoys watching any programmes narrated by David Attenborough and is delighted to see that Blue Planet 2 has had such an impact on viewers regarding attitudes to plastic. Excited about the year ahead as a Climate Ambassador and delighted to have a great bunch of students on board to help make some changes.
Sorcha Kavanagh has always had a keen interest in the environment, nature and social issues. She has spent twenty five years in Sales & Marketing mainly business to business across various industries including print, packaging, medical and occupational health. She has a degree in Marketing, is very determined and enjoys a challenge.
Having had an illness in 2015 she had a wake up call and decided that when she recovered she was going to make a change and help be part of the solution to creating a better environment for future generations. Sorcha is also the Coordinator of the Conscious Cup Campaign.