16 October 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard


THE VOLUNTARY Monaghan-based enterprising body, U3A (Monaghan University of the Third Age) which is affiliated to the charity, Age Action Ireland, and was set up in the North Monaghan area some five years ago, has announced details of the workshops being arranged in conjunction with the unique conference being held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Monaghan town on Friday next, (October 23rd) in an effort to explore what can be done to deal with climate change.

As reported last week, the Monaghan conference is being staged in advance of a United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, which is taking place in Paris, in a few weeks’ time.

The forthcoming Monaghan conference, which is being described as an “open forum” will involve old and young participants sharing views that might prove hugely effective in the focus for a new approach towards dealing with climate change.

The conference programme will consist of (a) presentations by activists and practitioners in the areas of climate change and climate justice (b) an intergenerational workshop and (c) some light entertainment.

The initiative was launched in Monaghan about five years ago with a small group of about twenty, mainly from Ballinode, and a photography …

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