Savour Kilkenny has introduced new green initiatives to minimise the environmental impact of the festival with waste minimisation and also raising environmental awareness for stall holders and visitors. This includes food waste bins, (for cooked / raw food) in addition general waste bins, compostable packaging, cardboard and newspaper. Reusable shopping bags are also available. This green initiative will divert food waste from landfill and instead the waste will be composted and converted into a usable product. Kilkenny CoCo and Savour encourage festival goers to separate their waste into compostable and general waste. visitors can refill their water bottles at provided water points reducing the need for plastic bottled water. Visitors are encouraged to walk, cycle, car pool to get to events which are mostly centered on the City area within easy access.
TThe Great War commemoration memorial at the Peace Park was recently completed. It is in a peaceful location overlooking the river Nore. There is colourful planting along the river walk.
A walk around our City!
Celebrating Lionism in Kilkenny city and County. Congratulations to the Kilkenny Lions who celebrate their 50th birthday party this week. In addition to their many fundraising and service projects the Lions have also made time to work to Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.