DUNGLOE is once again leading the way with its bid to go green just days before the town’s most famous festival kicks off.
This is a joint initiative between Donegal County Council and Dungloe Tidy Towns Committee who have been working with businesses, schools and community groups to encourage them to sign up to the ‘Dungloe Going Green’ or ‘Saol Glas don Chlochán Liath’ charter.
The initiative was jointly launched by the Leas Cathaoirleach Cllr Niamh Kennedy and Dungloe Going Green Ambassador Mary from Dungloe Caroline O’Donnell.
Speaking at the launch of the Dungloe Going Green initiative Councillor Niamh Kennedy said, “This is the first initiative of its kind in Donegal and I would like to thank Dungloe Tidy Towns, the Mary from Dungloe Festival and the many groups, schools and businesses who have taken on board this concept and commitment in such an enthusiastic way.
“The Charter for businesses including stall holders and vendors is about seeking commitment to work towards a more sustainable approach to doing business which includes reducing waste, energy and water consumption. When a business signs up to the Charter, they will be provided with a sticker that they can then display so the public knows that they are committed to the ‘Dungloe Going Green’ initiative.”
This year’s Mary from Dungloe Festival is championing the green agenda and has incorporated a number of new elements that will see a greater focus on recycling as well as urging stall holders and vendors to sign up to the ‘Dungloe Going Green’ charter.
Anthea Atkinson from the Mary from Dungloe Festival believes that this a positive move for the festival which is very much part of the social, cultural and economic fabric of the town.
“This year we have made a conscious effort to introduce a number of new environmental initiatives including an increased focus on recycling and we would ask everyone attending the festival to make a conscious effort to be more responsible with their waste and to reuse and recycle where possible.”