I currently work as a School Librarian in Beaufort College, Navan and live in Co Meath. Mammy to 4 year old Sé. For the past two years I have supported young people’s climate activism in my school by facilitating an after school climate action group and a renewed Green-School Programme. I was alerted to the Climate Emergency many years ago via a group called Transition Town Maynooth. Ever since I have been involved in a number of projects and activities to highlight the truth of the crisis, learn about the cross sectoral implications and lobby for action.
Books are the lifeblood of Librarians and no bio could be complete without mention of those that along the way, that have been among the best sources of illumination, inspiration and sustenance: Richard Heinberg’s The End of Growth, Enough is Plenty by Ann B. Ryan, The Way Home by Mark Boyle, This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein, Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein and anything penetrable by John Moriarty.
I am hopeful that the Climate Ambassador Programme will offer a year of learning, listening and a network of activities that will build relationships, inspire and support radical and urgent action, and help me to find, alongside others, more avenues to be an agent of change.