Episode 5: Global Warning: Ireland’s Youth And The Fight Against Climate Change

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In today’s podcast, we speak with three third-level environmental activists. They played a central role in an ambitious campaign to eliminate the sale and use of single-use plastics on the campus of Trinity College Dublin.

Ireland’s youth are increasingly sounding the alarm about climate change. Many want to be at the vanguard of social and environmental change. But what has sparked this growing level of environmental awareness in the younger generation?

In today’s podcast, we speak with three third-level environmental activists. They played a central role in an ambitious campaign to eliminate the sale and use of single-use plastics on the campus of Trinity College Dublin.

TCD Plastic Solutions was a student campaign group launched in 2017.

After their 2018 ‘Plastic-Free Trinity’ petition secured almost 6,000 signatures, the College committed to phasing out non-essential single-use plastics.

In 2019/20, they laid the groundwork for a ‘plastic free’ Trinity Ball, and launched Envirolend - a reusable crockery set that’s available for all societies to use.

In 2020/21, they integrated into the newly founded Green Campus Sub-committee on Waste.

Throughout this time, the campaign was supported by the TCD Environmental Society, which aims to inform students on issues such as climate change and biodiversity.

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