Search

26/10/2021

Kildare running club gets first Going Plastic Free certificate

Brendan's Running Club takes a stand on battling over use of plastic

Kildare running club gets first Going Plastic Free certificate

Brendan's Running Club was the first to receive a GPF certificate, awarded here by Cllr Vincent P Martin

When international media has focused on teenager, Greta Thunberg who made global headlines last week when she addressed  world leaders at the United Nations in New York, it's great to see one local running group actively  doing their bit for the environment and taking a stand on going plastic-free.

On behalf of Going Plastic Free IRL (GPF), Cllr Vincent P Martin presented Brendan Loughran (above) of Brendan’s Running Club with GPF’s first ever certificate of commendation for going plastic free at yesterday’s 5km/10km Annual Family Fun Run hosted in Naas.

The event was organised to raise funds for Kildare based charity, the Jack & Jill Foundation which provides vital nursing supports to families with a child needing 24 hour nursing care.

At the commendation ceremony which took place just before the commencement of the fun run, GPF director, Cllr Vincent P Martin said Brendan and all on his organising team are leading the way.

"An equivalent of one large lorry load of plastic is being dumped in our oceans every minute and unless things radically change there will be more plastics than fish in the oceans by 2050" said Cllr Martin.

"The local community is delighted to recognise and commend such positive and inspiring work. Brendan has played an instrumental role in organising, from start to finish, the county’s first completely plastic free fun run event". 

To continue reading this archived article for FREE,
please just kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.