Weds 2nd November 2011
St Mirren Football Ground
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As part of its 2011 AGM Programme the CRNS is holding a conversation and discussion which looks at the challenge of running a social enterprise whilst effecting change through campaigning and lobbying.
· Are these two activities complementary or mutually exclusive?
· Are successful social enterprises in themselves the best way of bringing about significant change?
To help us look at these issues we are fortunate to have two speakers with a successful track record in both activities:
Donnachadh McCarthy founded 3 Acorns Eco-Audits in 2005. It has since gone from strength to strength, helping businesses, , schools and homes across Britain to improve their environmental performance, as well as winning a string of national environmental awards.
As well as managing 3 Acorns Eco-Audits Donnachadh is much in demand as an eco-journalist, inspirational speaker on climate change, eco-author and TV and radio commentator on a whole range of environmental topics.
His eco-consultancy “3 Acorns Eco-audits” was awarded the top prize in the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2007/8 in the Construction & Renovation Section, with the National Trust coming second and the Brighton Earthship project coming third.
Eric Randall is Director of Recycling with Bryson Recycling, where he has worked for 17 years. Launched in 1993, Bryson Recycling provides a recycling service for homes, businesses and schools in Northern Ireland and provides a kerbside service to over 200,000 households in the Armagh, Ballymena, Banbridge, Belfast, Carrickfergus, Castlereagh, L'Derry and Newtownabbey areas.
He was a Board Member of the Northern Ireland Waste Management Advisory Board for three years and of the Northern Ireland Waste Management Advisory Group for two years. Eric is a member of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management and has a degree in environmental sciences from Bradford University and an MBA from the University of Ulster.
Resource magazine named him one of the UK’s leading Top 100 people most likely to make a positive difference to the way the UK manages its waste. Eric has also been awarded an MBE for his services to waste management.
We hope you can join us for what promises to be an interesting day.