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Join us for the Earth Gathering at University College Dublin this November 13th – 15th 2013, with support from the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), in association with the Climate Gathering.

We would like you to join us for this exciting event. We want to hear from you about your interests and activities, and we would like you to know more about our people, our ambitions and our lovely new building where the event will be hosted.

Meals and admission to all social activities, the workshop and 16 pop up sessions are free to all diaspora. You are a member of our diaspora if you live or work outside the island of Ireland, have an Irish connection (personal or professional), and have some interest or engagement with sustainable development.



Register as soon as you can.  Space is limited.
Hosted by: UCD Earth Institute, University College, Dublin – see:‎


Ours is the first generation to impact significantly on the functioning of our planet’s life support systems. The Earth Gathering is a 3 day event bringing together perspectives to help us better understand these interactions, and to show how research, enterprise and policy can shape our economy and society in ways that help sustain our economy and environment. The programme is in two parts – a plenary session on Thursday, November 14th, and the first session on Friday, November 15th. This will be followed by 16 more specialised sessions, offered in morning and afternoon modules, from which you chose – see: (

We have an exciting programme of social activities, beginning with a welcome reception in Newman House on the evening of November 13th, an evening at the Guinness Store House on Thursday November 14th, a closing reception on Friday November 15th, and a dinner (for diaspora only) on Friday evening, November 15th). There will be music – singing in Newman House, and Eoin Dillon of Kila welcoming us on Uilleann pipes on November 14th

Do join us, and let your fellow-diasporians who have an interest in sustainable development and Ireland know about it. Space will fill quickly, so don’t delay.




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