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Climate Action: Joining the Fight

The environmental and sustainability debate can often feel overwhelming. At this event, Catherine Cleary of Pocket Forests and Michael Kelly, author of The GIY Diaries: A Year of Growing and Cooking (Gill Books) aim to pare back and look at the small, simple steps we, individually and as a community, can start taking today. Our audience will leave empowered and feeling hopeful about the role they can play in the fight to make our society a more sustainable and environmentally active one.

This is a free event. Alternatively you can register for a donation ticket should you wish to support DBF at the time of your booking.

Please note we may be capturing candid imagery at this event for use on our social media.

Catherine Cleary is an award-winning journalist, author and climate activist. In 2020 with co-founder Ashe Conrad-Jones they set up Pocket Forests, a Dublin social enterprise connecting communities and making space for nature in urban areas. She writes the weekly Game Changers column for The Irish Times highlighting climate and biodiversity actions. She is the author and co-author of four books, has written and hosted several radio and podcast series and is the mother of three sons. This year she planted more than 6,000 trees with family and friends in a native woodlands project of over 24,000 native trees.

Michael Kelly is the founder of GIY, a social entrepreneur, author, TV presenter and grower. Michael co-presented and produced three series of Grow Cook Eat for RTÉ and presented the series Food Matters in 2023. He has written columns on food for The Irish Times, Irish Independent and Food & Wine Magazine. He lives in Dunmore East with his wife Eilish and two children.

Location: The Printworks, Dublin Castle Dame Street Dublin 2 Ireland

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