The Iverk Show goes green
The Iverk Show is a one day agricultural show in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny and in 2011 it was one of the top three best attended agricultural shows in Ireland. A project called “Greening the Iverk Show” was started to improve the show’s environmental performance in 2011. The project aims to integrate environmental improvements into the show’s organisational structure.
The “Greening the Iverk Show” project was originally initiated by Kilkenny County Council after consulting with the Iverk Show committee. The project was funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of the Local Authority Prevention Network. The Environmental Awareness Officer in Kilkenny County Council liaised with the Show’s Field Manager in advance of the show to set realistic environmental targets to improve environmental performance on the site. While waste prevention was the original core objective, recycling and litter prevention initiatives were also implemented.
For more information on the greening of Iverk Show contact:
Bernadette Moloney, Kilkenny County Council
Tel: 056 7794487