Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, Inis
Clare County Council in conjunction with the Fleadh Executive Committee made great efforts in 2016 and 2017 to green Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann. The Fleadh was held for both years in Ennis.
Measures taken to green the Fleadh included the following:
- Local businesses took measures to reduce food waste, reduce energy and water use, and increase recycling. Those who signed up were recognised throug ha window sticker scheme. Green business seminars were held for local businesses and efficiency assessments for those businesses interested.
- Environment-themed workshops for kids
- Segregated waste bins on the street, at the venues, and in the campsites for all waste, including food, recyclables and general waste
- The campsite in Clarecastle installed reduced flowrate showers and restrictors for toilets to help conserve water
- Collection of campsite tents left behind for reuse
- The carbon footprint of the fleadh was calculated for 2016
- The number of mobile generators used for lighting were reduced between 2016 and 2017; mobile generators were the main source of carbon emissions for the Fleadh’s own activities
- Transport measures included promotion of public transport for coming to the Fleadh, a local shuttle bus during the Fleadh, provision of bike parking locations, as well as several ‘park and ride’ and ‘park and stride’ facilities
- The use of compostable ware was mandatory for street food vendors
- Promotion of reusable coffee cups, including the Green Fleadh Keep Cup
- Postcard ‘Green Fleadh’ art competition for kids
- A huge involvement of volunteers including from local TidyTowns groups in Ennis and Clarecastle.