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Councillor praises youth interest in the environment

Sunday, 5th May, 2019 7:00pm
Councillor praises youth interest in the environment

Local children pictured showing their care for the environment during an ‘Easy Treesie’ project.

Councillor praises youth interest in the environment

Local children pictured showing their care for the environment during an ‘Easy Treesie’ project.

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A NORTHSIDE councillor has praised the interest that young people are taking in the environment. 

Cllr Joe Newman (Ind), who represents the Swords Local Electoral Area (LEA) on Fingal County Council, said it is heartwarming to see young people sending strong messages to their politicians and their national governments about global warming and informing them of their concerns for the environment.

“They are especially concerned about the damage that plastics are doing to marine life in particular,” he told Northside People.  

“This awareness of our young people and their concerns for our environment should be noted by all local politicians, because a healthy environment starts right here on our doorsteps.

“I invite all, but particularly, the young people of Swords to join me in my campaign for a woodland amenity in the north county region.  

“I have been raising this issue with the parks department of the county council for some time now.”

Cllr Newman said people need to be able to get away from their stressful lives and enjoy the beauty of nature.

“A woodland area would help mitigate against carbon emissions, air and noise pollution caused by cars and the ever growing aircraft traffic at Dublin Airport,” he said.

Separately, Cllr Newman is reminding the young people of Swords especially, that if they are eligible to vote they should check the register on voter.ie to ensure they are registered. 

“If they are not registered they should register on the supplemental register before May 7 to vote in the local elections,” he added.  

“When registered it is important that they exercise their vote to have their voices heard by the local authority.” The Local Elections take place on May 24.  

Cllr Joe Newman (Ind) pictured in woodland at Brackenstown.

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