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Caroline
Westport
Co Mayo
Ireland

I live in the scenic tourist town of Westport in County Mayo, Ireland. The environment is very much part of our community that is overlooked by The pilgrim's mountain 'Croagh Patrick'. I love sailing in Clew Bay and being in all weathers of our Wild Atlantic to connect to power of the elements. I have been involved in grassroots community groups to promote and raise awareness for the protection of our planet against Climate Change. My passion is working to encourage community engagement in public participation processes at all levels to designate and influence decision makers on a variety of infrastructural projects and in local initiatives (#EarthHour #ZeroWaste #SickOfPlastic). 

I am honoured to be awarded in the Top 10, of the Outstanding Young People of the Year 2018, in Mayo for Environmental Leadership by Junior Chamber International, for expertise in my field. My current focus is to drive the conversation and lead by example in these challenging time. As our country that lives fast, consumes and disposes, as we strive to protect our heritage and culture on an island on the edge of Europe, on this planet, ‘Our Common Home’, in caring for creation as our government transitions to a low carbon society.