Saturday 21 July 2018

Nadya is a climate champion

Nadya Doyle
Nadya Doyle

David Looby

Nadya Doyle, a 16-year-old New Ross CBS student, was recently chosen as the first person in the community to become part of An Taisce's Climate Ambassador Programme.

16-year-old Nadya always had an interest in the environment and encouraged her parents to recycle. She got the opportunity to join the Green Schools Committee in her school where she currently is in Transition Year and chair of the committee. Following a selection process last November, the Newbawn teenager was chosen to be a climate ambassador.

She received training by An Taisce in Dublin joining 107 other Climate Ambassadors from around the country, young and old, in presenting new information on climate change to the public and working within their communities on climate actions, to raise awareness and reduce the effects of climate change while making their communities more sustainable. Nadya received training from An Taisce's Climate Action Team, along with experts in communications to develop the necessary skills to bring an understanding of climate change to their community.

Nadya said she was delighted to be given the opportunity to meet the other climate ambassadors. 'It was great to meet like-minded people who had the same passion for protecting our environment as I have.' Nadya chose to become a climate ambassador to raise awareness and to highlight things that people can do every day to help the environment such as correct recycling practices, reducing plastic usage and to encourage cafes to give discounts to people who bring in their own reusable coffee cups.

Nadya said: 'If everyone made one small change now it would make a big difference to the future of our plant and generations to come.'

Nadya is available to work on climate actions. Contact or you can follow her on twitter @nadyad19 or

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