World class climate change centre for children opens in Wicklow’s Powerscourt

Published on: 12 January 2018

Fianna Fáil TD for Wicklow and East Carlow has welcomed the opening by Sir Richard Branson of Cool Planet Experience, an amazing new interactive centre dedicated to educating on climate change.

Donnelly, who is working closely with Cool Planet in Wicklow on energy-related community projects, says this weeks launch at Powerscourt has placed Wicklow on the cutting edge of Ireland’s response to climate change.

Deputy Donnelly stated, “I was delighted to attend the launch of Cool Planet Experience. The centre’s opening today marks the culmination of years of work by Vicky Browne, Sinead Crowley and the rest of the team. I am very proud that Wicklow is the county which has been chosen to host the centre which is the first of its kind. The team have already contributed much to the community in Wicklow, and I look forward to seeing this partnership continue.

“Norman Crowley of Crowley Carbon, one of the driving forces behind Cool Planet, hit the nail on the head when he said at the opening that Government’s around the world will only respond adequately to climate change when the public care about it enough. This Government has an appalling record on responding to climate change, and that is at least in part because there isn’t a sufficient push from the enough of the public for serious action.

“The Cool Planet Experience is so exciting because it focuses on imparting knowledge to young people on the threat posed by climate change in a fun and engaging way. I would encourage anyone who wishes to encourage their children to learn about one of the most important issues of our age to visit the centre in Powerscourt.”

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