Mags Presented With Outstanding Achievement Award By An Taisce

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Mags O’Sullivan pictured with Gary Tyrrell and Grainne Ryan of An Taisce.

THE manager of the Aqua Dome was presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award 2019 and a Certificate of Recognition at An Taisce Climate Ambassador Awards 2019 in Dublin last Wednesday.

Mags O’Sullivan participated in An Taisce Climate Ambassador programme throughout 2019 and together with management and staff in the Aqua Dome worked tirelessly to make positive environmental changes to help reduce the Aqua Domes carbon footprint and mitigate the adverse effects of climate change.

Mags said that “businesses have an important role to play in climate change and it’s a role that the team at Tralee’s Aqua Dome takes very seriously”.

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Following on from the National Dialogue on Climate Action in The Rose Hotel last year, Mags signed up to be a Climate Ambassador and in January this year Mags along with her Aqua Dome team set about analysing all areas of operations that had potential to be greener and together they set about making positive environmental changes.

These positive changes have been showcased in their environmental videos and blogs posts and shared across all their social media channels.

Some of the environmental improvements made to date in the Aqua Dome include replacing all the old conventional lights with energy efficient LED lights, converting from oil to gas; a glass partition was erected between the pool and the café / gym to keep the heat in the pool and minimise heat loss from the main pool area and reduce energy consumption; placing compostable bin bags in all the bins instead of using the old non-biodegradable black refuse sacks and many more changes.

The Aqua Dome hopes to encourage and inspire other individuals and businesses to take an active role in becoming greener and do whatever it takes to reduce the national carbon footprint, minimise plastic pollution and reduce water wastage.

Staff at the Aqua Dome also work closely with Tralee Chamber Alliance, Kerry County Council, North Kerry Family Fun, Top Kerry Attractions, other tourism providers, accommodation providers and a variety of other businesses supporting green initiatives, sustainability and positive environmental change wherever possible confidence to take action, and inspiring others to join them on their journey.

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