Wicklow Green Business Breakfast Briefing (Grand Hotel, Wicklow Town)

7.30 am – Light breakfast (Tea, coffee, pastries.)

8.00 am – Robin Bradley – President, Wicklow Town & District Chamber of Commerce- Welcome & Introductions.

8.05 am – Marc Devereux, Senior Engineer with Planning Development & Environment, Wicklow County Council –What WCC is doing to support the Green agenda.

  • Specific Initiatives
  • Plans for the future

8.15 am – Mr. Raoul Empey, owner of Sustineo and Climate Reality Leader- Climate Change – Threat & Business Opportunity.

  • Climate impacts & why we must change
  • Exercise – where are you on the Corporate To Do list?
  • Some Companies I have worked with.

8.55 m – Mr. Jim Callery, Environmental Awareness Officer at WCC – How to become a plastic-free town.

  • Supports –Bord Bia, tax incentives
  • What happens to our food & packaging waste?
  • Working with contracted providers
  • Working with businesses and the community

9.15 am – Ms Andrea Carroll, SME Programme Manager, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland – Transitioning to a low carbon economy – How SEAI can support your business.

  • Outline current supports and grants.

9.30 am – Mr. Tom O’Hanlon, MD of O’Hanlon Herbs – Our Origin Green sustainability journey.

  • Specific Green initiatives  – Biomass heating, local energy supply & LED lighting
  • Biodiversity garden in local school
  • Aquaponics

9.45 am – Panel Discussion: Questions from audience facilitated by Robin with Marc, Raoul, Andrea, Jim and Tom.

10.00 am – Close and Networking.

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