WEEK 1

Listen back to Midwest Radio's first episode of Ours to protect, where we spoke to William Nestor & Pat Boyle about the Balla biodiversity sensory garden. You can check out the full episode in the audio file below.

 

 

WEEK 2

Listen back to Midwest Radio's second episode of Ours to protect, this time we spoke to the children and teachers of Knock national school at the Mayo green schools ceremony, as they collected their sixth green flag. Listen down below to the full episode

 

WEEK 3

Listen back to Midwest Radio's third episode of Ours to protect, we speak to members of Crossmolina community council Maureen Gough & Siobhan Timlin about the plans for the town to turn a plot of land into a biodiversity garden, plus the prospect of the installation of solar panels, listen below to hear all about it.

 

WEEK 4

Listen back to Midwest Radio's fourth episode of Ours to protect. Our team went on the ground this week in North Mayo to the Ballina Costume Company, they spoke to its members and staff about the importance of clothes recycling, and the major changes they've noticed in peoples attitudes towards the recycling of old clothes in recent years, listen to the full episode below.

 

WEEK 5

Listen back to Midwest Radio's fifth episode of Ours to protect. Stephen sat down with Mayo Dark Skies development officer Georgia MacMillian, she tells him all about the dark skies park in Mayo that was set up in 2016, along with the importance of light conservation. Listen to the full episode down in the link below.

 

WEEK 6

Listen back to Midwest Radio's sixth episode of Ours to protect, where on this week's programme we went along to meet with the Climate Action Louisburgh Locality Group to find out the new ways the community in west Mayo is tackling climate change, in regards to energy and biodiversity, for the full episode listen below right now!

 

WEEK 7

Listen back to Midwest Radio's seventh installment of Ours to protect. This week the team spoke to Neil Cruise from the Moy Valley Decarbonising community, a project looking into new ways of a more sustainable green living covering the areas of Foxford, Knockmore, Bohola & Pontoon. Listen back to the entire chat episode below, and remember a new episode drops every Friday morning just before 10 o'clock on the Tommy Marron Show.

 

WEEK 8

Listen back to Midwest Radio's eighth episode of Ours to protect. We journeyed to the offices of Mayo County Council to speak to Laura Dixon the climate action co-ordinator for Mayo county council & John McGee the head of enterprise at the Mayo enterprise office. They told us all about the new climate action plan that's in the process of being drafted by the council, and how they are looking for the input of the Mayo people on this action plan via a survey which you can check out on www.mayo.ie. You can listen to the full episode below. 

 

WEEK 9

Listen back to Midwest Radio's ninth instalment of Ours to protect, where we spoke Jim Horan & Tom McDonnell about the beaches and sand dunes along the coasts of county Mayo. Check out the audio below for more details, or head over to www.ourstoprotect.ie

 

 

WEEK 10

Listen back to Midwest Radio's tenth instalment of Ours to protect, where we stook a trip to the Connacht Gaa Centre of Excellence in Bekan to speak with Connacht Gaa CEO John Prenty & Facilities Manager Kurt Reinhardt, about the environmental practices they’ve undertaken. Check out the audio below for more details, or head over to www.ourstoprotect.ie

 

WEEK 11

Listen back to Midwest Radio's eleventh episode of Ours to protect, this time we went to Claremorris to have a look at the Mayfield Lake Looped Walk which has a huge focus on the flora and fauna of it's biodiverse landscape. Check out the audio below for more details, or head over to www.ourstoprotect.ie

 

WEEK 12

Listen back to Midwest Radio's twelfth episode of Ours to protect, we spoke with Seamus Swift from the Kiltimagh and Mayo men's sheds about the work they have been doing regarding biodiversity. Check out the audio below for more details, or head over to www.ourstoprotect.ie

 

WEEK 13

Listen back to Midwest Radio's Ours to protect, This week on the 13th episode of Ours to Protect we headed off to the Westport community garden based at the back of the quay community centre in Westport. We spoke to the chair Gemma Hennessy as well as other committee members about the different things they get up to, like vegetable growth, wildlife and biodiversity. Check out the audio below for more details, or head over to www.ourstoprotect.ie

 

WEEK 14

Listen back to Midwest Radio's Ours to protect, This week on the 14th episode of Ours to Protect we went back to the green schools ceremony where we spoke to students and teachers from Sancta Maria college Louisburgh and St. Brendan's College Belmullet about their green schools practices. Check out the audio below for more details, or head over to www.ourstoprotect.ie

 

WEEK 15

Listen back to Midwest Radio's Ours to protect, on this the 15th episode of Ours to Protect Patrick Neary the secretary of the Claremorris & Western District Co-Operative, a group that hone in on energy generation for Claremorris and the surrounding areas. Check out the audio below for more details, or head over to www.ourstoprotect.ie

 

WEEK 16

Listen back to Midwest Radio's Ours to protect and the 16th episode, and a very special look on solar energy, how it's used, and some useful tips for you the listener. We also speak to Connor Mangan form the energy group Solarco, and how they've adapted with energy over time. Check out the audio below for more details, or head over to www.ourstoprotect.ie

 

WEEK 17

Listen back to Midwest Radio's Ours to protect and the 17th episode, where we went out and about to the Killaturley group water site just outside of Swinford, and found out all about the origins and growth of the group over the last 50 years. Check out the audio below for more details, or head over to www.ourstoprotect.ie

 

 

WEEK 18

Listen back to Midwest Radio's Ours to protect and the 18th episode, this week we spoke to the secretary of the Mayo beekeepers club in Ballina, Jude Walsh. He is also a farmer with a keen interest in biodiversity. Jude tells us how he first took an interest in beekeeping. As well as the benefit beekeeping has had on local tidy towns. For this and more check out www.ourstoprotect.ie

 

WEEK 19

Listen back to Midwest Radio's Ours to protect and the 19th episode, this week we took a trip to St Louis Secondary School in Kiltimagh to take a look at their new school library, where everything is has been recycled. For this and more check out www.ourstoprotect.ie

 

WEEK 20

On this Halloween special of ours to protect, Sharon Cameron from Mayo County Council joins the show to inform us of some of the smart and simple measures you can take in order to stay environmentally friendly this Halloween. For more visit www.ourstoprotect.ie

 

 

WEEK 21

This week on of ours to protect, we boarded the biobus administered by the Bioeconomy Research Centre at Biorbic, as it made its way into Castlebar. For more visit www.ourstoprotect.ie

 

WEEK 22

Take a listen back to episode 22 of Ours to protect on Midwest Radio, where we spoke to Darren Forde the current Mayo person of the year, and David Doherty from Switch2solar. For more head over to www.ourstoprotect.ie
 

WEEK 23

This week for Ours to Protect Midwest Radio spoke to Amy Mallee from the Balla No-Name Club about the project that was undertaken by the group to plant 150 oak trees and create a walkway throughout the area. Later in the episode we will be offering you some smart energy conservation tips this winter. For more information head over to www.ourstoprotect.ie

 

WEEK 24

This week for Ours to Protect Midwest Radio spoke to Cian Charlton from the clothing company 35 Vintage about their ‘Green Friday’ initiative they are running this year, planting trees for every item of clothes sold. For more information head over to www.ourstoprotect.ie

 

 

WEEK 25

 
This week as we reach the halfway point of Ours to Protect we speak to Laura Dixon & Lorna Dennehy of Mayo county council, as they launch the council's climate action fund. For information head over to www.mayo.ie or www.ourstoprotect.ie
 

WEEK 26

 
This week on Ours to Protect we are looking at a sustainable Christmas, we’ll speak to a local business and charity about some of the sustainable measures they have undertaken. For more information visit www.ourstoprotect.ie 
 

WEEK 27

Take a listen to this morning's brand new episode of Ours to Protect on Midwest Radio, where we spoke to Kevin O'Brian from the children's charity Variety Ireland about the great work they have done in up cycling bikes and trikes for children. For more information on this and every episode head over to www.ourstoprotect.ie
 

WEEK 28

This week we spoke with Pat Taaffe the project Manager with VerDay who work in environmental consultancy. He speaks about their work with solar energy in recent times, and later on we'll have some fun facts about solar energy. For more information visit www.ourstoprotect.ie
 

WEEK 29

On this the first episode of Ours to Protect in 2024 the theme of the week is recycling. We spoke to Sharon Cameron from Mayo county council about the topic, and focus in on correctly disposing of Christmas trees and other recyclable material left over from the festive period.
 
 
WEEK 30
Take a listen back to this morning's new episode of Ours to Protect where we spoke to Pauline McDonogh from mywaste.ie about the new brown bin services being rolled out across Ireland this month. 
 
WEEK 31

This week on Ours to Protect we spoke to Gary Smyth who helped establish the river moy trust, about peat restoration in the region. Gary begins my telling us the importance of peat restoration in the current environment. For more information head over to www.ourstoprotect.ie

WEEK 32

Listen back to this morning's episode of ours to protect where we took a look at the brand new Re-Turn scheme coming into effect in Ireland next Thursday Feb. 1st and we spoke to Niamh Kelly about the scheme. For more information head over to www.ourtoprotect.ie

 

WEEK 33

Check out our latest episode of the Ours to Protect series where we spoke to Geoff Kenny from electric Ireland Superhomes about the key benefits and advantages to retrofitting your home, we also give you some energy efficiency tips for your own home. For more head over to www.ourstoprotect.ie

 
WEEK 34

This week as part of the Ours to Protect series Midwest Radio spoke to Dr. Gary Canny from the company Verde Ireland, where we looking at fuel spillages, their potential damages and what to do in the event of a spillage. For more details check out www.ourstoprotect.ie

 

WEEK 35

This week Midwest Radio spoke to the students of St. Tiernan’s College in Crossmolina Heidi Verry, James Carson & Rían Reilly  about their Agri Aware’s and BiOrbic’s Environmental Innovators programme national award which they won last week. or more details check out www.ourstoprotect.ie

 

WEEK 35

This week Midwest Radio speak to Grace Carr from the Irish wildlife trust & Jack O’Donovan the communications officer with the Fair Seas, about the fair seas project which aims to get people involved in the decisions around the future of our marine environment. For more details check out www.ourstoprotect.ie or www.fairseas.ie

 

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