She is Sustainable Dublin was a day-long conference which took place on February 1st 2018. The conference was aimed at women working in the environmental and sustainability sectors, and focused on career development, overcoming obstacles and working together to achieve a more sustainable Ireland.

Attendees heard from inspirational speakers, networked with their peers and participated in workshops; all within the stunning surrounds of the National Museum – Archaeology.

Listen to Cara Augustenborg’s opening address:

Read the writeup on Green News:

Speakers included:

  • Dr Cara Augustenborg – Lecturer in Climate Change and the Environment and Chairperson of Friends of the Earth Europe
  • Laura Costello – Thinkhouse – the youth marketing agency
  • Vicky Brown – CEO of the Cool Planet Experience
  • Natalie Bagnall – Executive coach and mentor, Natalie Bagnall and Associates; Former Google Director
  • Siobhan Pierce and Geraldine Breen – Education and Outreach Department, National Museum of Ireland
  • Eanna ni Lamhna – Biologist, Environmental Consultant, Radio and Television presenter

Who was behind this:

Gráinne Kennedy is an Environmental Coordinator at the University of Cambridge. Gráinne has worked for a number of years in the environmental sector, incorporating sustainability into organisations of all sizes. After attending She is Sustainable in Cambridge in 2016, Gráinne was inspired to bring this great event home to Dublin. When she isn’t trying to save the world or organising conferences, Gráinne can be found trying to transform her jungle of an allotment into an actual garden.

The National Museum of Ireland is a centre for learning and creativity offering services and programmes for a wide range of audiences including adults, families, children and young people. The NMI’s learning programme encourages experimentation and interrogation; stimulates creativity; offers opportunities for individual and group learning and provides multiple entry points into exploring the wealth and wonderment of the NMI’s exhibitions and collections. The Education & Outreach (E&O) Department is part of the Collections and Learning Division within the NMI and  is a key audience advocate and as a bridge between the Museum and its publics. These audiences include the formal education sector at Primary, Post primary and Third Level as well as families, adults, community and special interest groups. The E&O Department aims to facilitate meaningful connections between exhibitions and the visitor. Our expertise includes interpreting and communicating complex concepts and ideas enabling a range of audiences engage with what they learn at the museum.

With special thanks to:

Catherine Cahill

Ali Sheridan – Sustainability Consultant

Aideen O’ Dochartaigh – Research Coordinator, Centre for Business and Society UCD