Thursday, April 26, 2007

international biodiversity day 22nd may

Hi guys
Ollie here. We have a great day planned for the 22nd – international biodiversity day. Info on the day is available here

Here are our four sequential events. You are invited!

What: Seminar on climate change, biodiversity
Where: Organic Centre, Rossinver Co.Leitrim.
When: 10am-1pm, Tuesday 22nd May
How much: free (excluding optional lunch)
Extra: Featuring Professor Mike Jones (Head of Discipline in the School of Botany, Trinity College Dublin) and Dr. Jennifer Hanafin (Met Eireann). Also featuring an introduction to issues around peak oil and energy decent. Followed by an organic lunch and tour of the organic centre’s gardens.
What: A guided peatland walk, hosted by Clare Somerville
Where: European Geopark at the Cuilcagh Mountain Park and Marble Arch Caves, Florence Court, Co Fermanagh. A bus will run from the Organic Centre.
When: Bus leaves the Organic Centre at 3 and arrives in the Geopark at 3.45 Bus leaves Geopark at 5.00. The bus will drop people off in the Organic Centre and also in Manorhamilton
How much: Free to Greenbox network members, EUR8 for all others. (prebooking for bus and tour highly recommended – book through greenbox office 071 9856898 or email
Extra: Why peatland? Because bogs are both a carbon sink and a source of biodiversity.
What: Film: An Inconvenient Truth (Directed by Davis Guggenheim: 2006; featuring AL Gore)
Where: Mobile Cinema, Manorhamilton
When: 7 PM sharp.
How much: Just EUR5!
Extra: A sample of reviews:
“Utterly convincing, emotionally powerful” (Time Out)
“Virtually everyone who sees this movie will be galvanized to do something about global warming” (San Francisco Chronicle)
“In 39 years, I have never written these words in a movie review, but here they are: You owe it to yourself to see this film” (Rodger Ebert Chicago SunTimes)
“Like the best teacher you've never had, Al Gore is passionate, charming and relentlessly informing….An almost indescribably important piece of documentary filmmaking” (
What: Pub Quiz.
Where: The Castle Bar, Manorhamilton.
When: 9.15 til late
How much: Tables cost EUR 20 per team. Top prize EUR200.
Extra: The usual categories (e.g. entertainment, sport, politics etc) will be complemented by a category on the environment. Raffle with spot prizes .All proceeds go to the IPCC (Irish Peatlands Conservation Council) Book table through Bernie in the Greenbox office (071 9856898,
For more information:
Ollie in the Greenbox office: 071 9856898, email or check our website:

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