SPEAKERS

Dr. Fabiano Pallonetto

UCD Sustainable Energy Community / Energy Institute

Dr. Fabiano Pallonetto is the chair of UCD Sustainable Energy Community and a Energy
Institute Researcher with more than ten years’ experience in the energy and transport sectors.

Gary Tyrrell

An Taisce Climate Ambassador Programme

Gary Tyrell is from The Climate Ambassador programme is Ireland’s first ever initiative to train and
support individuals taking action on climate change.

Assoc Prof. 
Mary Kelly-Quinn

School of Biology & Environmental
Science, and Earth Institute UCD

Associate Professor Mary Kelly-Quinn is a freshwater ecologist and lecturer in the School of
Biology & Environmental Science, University College Dublin

Mary Reynolds

We Are the Ark.

Mary Reynolds is a reformed Irish landscape designer, bestselling author of  ‘The
Garden Awakening’ and nature activist. Chelsea Garden Gold Medal Winner

Dr Patrick Orr

UCD School of Earth Sciences, UCD

 Dr. Paddy Orr is a Palaeobiologist with varied research interests. Principal research areas taphonomy of exceptionally preserved fossils , and the use of trace fossils in reconstructing ancient marine ecosystems.

Dr. Peter Ernest Wigand

Earth- & Eco- Systems Expertise for Environmental Modelling and Restoration & University of Nevada, Reno, and Desert Research Institute.

Dr. Peter Wigand has 44 years of experience in western North America, Northeastern Africa and the Central and Eastern Mediterranean in the fields of archaeology, paleoecology, and paleoclimatology, and geomorphology.

Eanna Ni Lamhna

Environmentalist, Broadcaster, Lecturer and Author

Eanna Ni Lamhna has degrees in Botany and Ecology from UCD and worked for 14 years setting up the Irish Biological Records (now the National Biodiversity Centre) She is currently the Vice -President of the Tree Council of Ireland

Prof.Tasman Crowe

UCD Earth Institute and School of Biology and Environmental Science, UCD

Tasman Crowe's  research characterises individual and combined impacts of multiple stressors on marine benthic ecosystems. He has also worked on biomonitoring, eco- engineering, invasive species, protected areas and the cultural value of ecosystems.

Aoife Hammond

Dublin Food Corporation

Aoife Hammond is the General Manager at the Dublin Food Cooperative. She has worked with DFC for the past 11 years, she is focused on sustainability and community and believes that change in relation to climate change begins at a community level.

Gwen Kenny

Divine Design

Multi-award winning interior designer Gwen Kenny has more than 25 years of experience and has earned a reputation for excellence based on her personal approach, innovative creativity, and unwavering commitment to sustainability.

Dr. Eoin Syron

OxyMem

Dr. Eoin Syron is OxyMem`s CTO with a patent on Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor which lead to the creation of OxyMem, a UCD Spin Out. He is also currently an assistant professor in UCD continuing research on wastewater treatment and energy.

Claire Downey

Community Reuse Network Ireland

Claire Downey is National Executive with Community Reuse Network Ireland, an all-Ireland umbrella body representing community based reuse and recycling organisations. 

Norman Crowley

Crowley Carbon & Cool Planet

Norman Crowley is CEO & Founder Cool Planet is Listed among one of Ireland's top entrepreneur’s and was nominated in the 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year. Also founded Carbon Crowley and Cool Planet Experience.

Deirdre Carolan

World Vision Ireland

Deirdre Carolan coordinates World Vision Ireland ‘Make Ireland Sustainable For All’,an EC-funded project to raise awareness and promote action on the Sustainable Development Goals

Laura Niessen

The Rediscovery Centre

Laura Niessen works as a researcher  in the Rediscovery Center. She is working on research regarding reuse and circular practices in Ireland, circular economy policy and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sorcha Kavanagh

Conscious Cup Campaign  

Sorcha Kavanagh is the coordinator of the Conscious Cup Campaign which was initially started by a group of volunteers.  She is also a Climate Ambassador since 2017.

Vincent Carragher

TCD / Spark Change

Vincent Carragher is a researcher at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and also a representative of Spark Change.