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Tree huggers to branch out for world record bid in Killarney

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Roisin O'Sullivan, Shauna Moriarty and Ava Williams getting set for the tree hug this Friday. PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN

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TREE huggers will be getting set to branch out to enter the record books this Friday as the town attempts a world record-breaking tree hug at the Killarney Celebration of Trees festival which will take in the restored Killarney House and Gardens this Friday, May 20.

Everyone is invited to attend, from schoolchildren to businesspeople to locals and visitors. Just gather at 11.30am to be a part of the 60-second tree hug at 12 noon. Killarney National Park encompasses 10,000 hectares of the world's oldest oak forests and is a hugely fitting location for the new and imaginative four-day festival, which runs from this Thursday, May 19, to Sunday, May 22.

There are two entrances for the world record tree hug attempt on Friday, May 20, opposite St Mary's Cathedral and the Golden Gates entrance, at 11.30am.
 


 
Roisin O'Sullivan, Shauna Moriarty and Ava Williams getting set for the tree hug this Friday. PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN

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Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

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Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

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Lee Strand awarded Gold in Sustainability Programme

Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards. Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink […]

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Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards.

Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme led by Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board. Gold Membership is awarded to companies who demonstrate an exceptional annual performance on their sustainability targets.

“We are delighted Lee Strand is recognised once again with the prestigious Origin Green Gold Membership for our commitment to sustainability,” Gearoid Linnane, CEO said.

“In Lee Strand environmental management and sustainability are key elements of our business model, from launching 100% renewable cartons, to reducing water usage and energy efficiency. This is a great achievement by our sustainability team who are continually striving for higher levels of environmental excellence. We would also like to thank Veronica Kennelly from the Munster Technological University who assisted Lee Strand in the development of our Origin Green plan.”

Origin Green continues to evolve to ensure Bord Bia is helping Irish food and drink companies to remain up to date with the evolving needs of trade customers and their consumers, globally. With the introduction of the Origin Green credits system in early 2022, it is now easier to identify members who are performing at a high level or excelling in their sustainability performance.

To retain ongoing membership of Origin Green, companies must subsequently submit an annual review to demonstrate clear progress against the established targets and initiatives set. This annual review is subject to an independent third-party review by their verification authority Mabbett. This ensures minimum programme requirements are consistently met and maintained. Companies receive credits for their performance in areas such as raw material sourcing; water and energy efficiency; waste reduction; packaging; and social sustainability. Origin Green has established five different membership tiers based on company size and turnover, so that a real diversity of industry is reflected in the overall Gold Membership.

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