Over 50 students from a number of secondary schools across Co Mayo attended a Climate Action Forum in GMIT Castlebar this week, before holding discussions with local politicians on the subject of climate change.

The Mayo Student Climate Action Forum came about following talks between local students, who staged a strike recently to highlight their concerns on climate action, with the Climate Action Regional Office based in Castlebar, and members of the Mayo Climate Action Team.

The event was held in GMIT Castlebar, and provided the students with a platform to speak to local leaders and politicians, and push for their concerns to be addressed.

Deputy Lisa Chambers, Senators Michelle Mulherin and Rose Conway Walsh and a number of Mayo councillors attended the event, along with council officials and business leaders.

 

 

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