Georgia's a winner!
Well done to our very own Georgia MacMillan who won the Outsider Magazine's Eco Hero Award last night in Dublin. Georgia won the award for her work to protect our dark sky assets.
The award is supported by Clean Coasts and Leave no Trace. In their citation, they said...
"Georgia MacMillan has conducted a huge amount research into light pollution and dark sky opportunities in the west of Ireland which led her to establish Mayo Dark Skies community group. Soon after this was established Georgia applied for International Dark Sky recognition of Ballycroy National Park & Wild Nephin, working with stakeholders NPWS, Coillte, Mayo County Council, Failte Ireland and GMIT Mayo. This was successfully achieved with a Gold Tier Award in May 2016. Georgia continues to work on the development of Dark Skies in Ireland."
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