Athlone student named Ireland’s first ‘Cool Planet Champion’

Athlone student Claire Lemass has been appointed Ireland’s first Cool Planet Champion.

Claire has been chosen under an initiative that plans to select one person from each county to give climate talks to schools, business, and the general public.

The initiative which was launched by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Cool Planet Experience, hopes to raise awareness on the danger of carbon emissions.

Claire explained to Shannonside FM how the appointment combines her two interests, public speaking and the environment: