Name: Hugo Thompson
Location: Dublin 3
Interests: Watersports, Running, Cooking, Taking things apart and fixing them
Climate Change Heroes: Greta Thunberg, Ellen MacArthur, David & Severn Suzuki
Sustainable living tip/life hack: Walk & Cycle when possible, The 5 R's (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Rot & Recycle), Getting out into nature - good for mind body & soul
Favourite Food: Peanut butter
Name: Natalia Gomez
Location: Stillorgan Road, Donnybrook, South Dublin - Co. Dublin
Interests: Getting involved in activities related to protecting the environment, social justice, gender equality, immigration and animal rights. I believe everything is connected and we must protect everything around us. I love experimenting with new ways to reduce my carbon footprint and sharing information with others.
Climate Change hero: Leonardo DiCaprio and Greta Thunberg
Sustainable living tip/life hack: Cycle or walk as much as you can. Refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle. Go Vegan - for the animals, the environment and for your own health. Every little action counts so stay positive, and when you feel overwhelmed by the enormity of climate change, remember: "Many small people, in small places, doing small things can change the world." (Eduardo Galeano).
Favourite Food: Pizza, nuts, lentils, vegan smoothies, avocados and chickpeas. My new favourite veg: tenderstem broccoli.
Name: Lucy Blennerhassett
Location: Dublin (Locally: Dun Laoghaire Rathdown)
Climate Change Hero: I have several! But my top 3 are: Greta Thunberg, Mary Robinson & David Attenborough
Sustainable living tip/life hack: In my opinion, there are two major and easy lifestyle choices you can make as an individual that directly address sustainability and the climate crisis:
1) Stop eating meat (particularly beef)
We all know the agricultural industry is a major cause behind the climate change we see today. By deciding not to partake in the consumption of ruminent animals (those that produce methane) you are playing your part in addressing the climate problem. I also stay away from dairy as much as I can.
2) Re-think what you wear
The fashion industry is one of the largest and least talked about contributors to the climate and environmental crisis. My biggest life hack, which I have embraced more recently is shopping second hand, re-purposing clothes and also buying quality over price when I need something new – because these things generally last you longer! The biggest battle however is your mindset. Opening your mind to the fact that you don’t need to go endlessly shopping for things you will hardly use is a good place to start.
Favourite food: I have way too many, but right now I’ll just say Ramen (Vegetarian)!
LinkedIn: Lucy Blennerhassett
Name: Eoin Hamilton
Interests: Hiking, Climbing, Outdoors & Astronomy
Climate Change Hero: Mary Robinson
Sustainable Life tip: Don't eat meat! Also, Vote for Climate action.
Favourite Food: Spuds (Potatoes) - So Versatile!
Name: Michele Hallahan
Location: Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Interests: Swimming, hiking, camping, comedy, yoga, cooking wholesome food (not all at the same time!)
Climate Change hero: Charles Eisenstein
Sustainable living tip/life hack: Shop in local farmers markets (I shop in Green Door Market in Inchicore for all my weekly grocery and household needs) to reduce airmiles and carbon footprint as well as eliminate plastic packaging.
Favourite Food: Sushi (although the way oceans are being depleted rapidly, I’m leaning more towards healthy vegetarian and wholefood cooking these day