Tipperary Environmental Network (TEN) Event

Tipperary Environmental Network (TEN) Eventare delighted to
announce our upcoming event on 21st Feb. at 7.30pm in LIT, Tipperary,
Thurles Campus.
The theme for the evening will be: Co-ops – The saving of a community.
We are looking forward to an evening of information, discussion and
networking. All are welcome to attend so PLEASE SHARE this information
with other like minded friends!
You can register your interest at the eventbrite link at the end of
the  information below.

Tipperary Environmental Network

Friday 21st February


LIT Thurles Campus

Co-ops – The saving of a community

Guest speakers:

  • Bill Kelly – Meitheal Midwest and the Limerick Grocery Co-Operative.
  • Maeve O’Hair and Mary Fogarty – The Cottage, Loughmore.
  • Marcella Maher – Drombane – Upperchurch Energy Team

Following our previous events various topics have come to the fore. Among these has been the need to support local producers and businesses. The founding of the co-op movement in the 1880’s by Horace Plunkett was the genesis of the spread of the agricultural co-operative in Ireland. From this many other co-operatives have been successful such as the credit unions, fishing co-operatives, craft co-operatives etc.

The essence of the co-operative movement is in the social capital gain for the community – people working together for the greater good of the members and their community.

What do YOU think??

Join us for a presentation by the speakers above followed by a discussion and question and answer session. All are welcome.

 RSVP: If you will be there, let us know by booking online (no charge) at: http://coopsthesavingofacommunity.eventbrite.ie

Tipperary Green Business Network is established in Co. Tipperary to take advantage of the emerging Green Economy, harness its job creation potential, with the longer term ambition of making Tipperary one of Ireland’s greenest counties. For more information about the Tipperary Green Business Network or if you would like to become a member please contact TIPPERARY GREEN BUSINESS NETWORK Coordinator on 067 56676/089 4171397 or by email at tipperarygbn@gmail.com Tipperary Green Business Network is part funded by the Local Enterprise Office, Tipperary, and supported in other ways by North Tipperary LEADER Partnership, South Tipperary Development Company, Tipperary Energy Agency, and LIT, Thurles