Environmental Initiative

Environmental Initiative
The MEI Environmental Initiative February 02, 2016 The English language industry depends on air travel. Students fly around the world to destination countries, many travelling great distances, and marketers fly to conferences and to unearth potential new markets by air. It is an integral part of the industry. Unfortunately, air travel is also very polluting, consuming huge amounts of fossil fuels and contributing to climate change. In an attempt to right this imbalance and to give something back to the environment, Marketing English in Ireland has created the MEI Environmental Initiative. This policy revolves around the planting of trees and in 2015, we arranged for the planting of 54 native Irish broad leaf trees – one for each member of MEI in 2015. This exercise was co-ordinated with the Tree Council of Ireland and they designated a site on the Castle Saunderson Estate in Belturbet, Co. Cavan. This is land owned by the state and used by the Scouts, and this project is managed by The Tree Council of Ireland. The official launch of the project took place in Co. Cavan on the 1st February 2016. Present at the opening ceremony were: Brendan Fitzsimons (The Tree Council of Ireland); Éanna Ní Lamhna (The Tree Council of Ireland); Colm O’ Callaghan (Cavan County Council); David O’ Grady (Marketing English in Ireland); Conor Regan (Marketing English in Ireland); Keith Boyle (Marketing English in Ireland); Noel Sinnott (Scouting Ireland); Cal McDonagh (Dundalk Scouts). Here are some pictures from the event, make sure to click to enlarge. Thanks to everyone involved and stay tuned to MEI on social media for upcoming initiatives and projects – follow on Facebook here and Twitter here. (Original article...