Wearing of the Green resonates at Wexford Festival Opera
Published 12/11/2016 | 00:00
The Green Carpet was rolled a few days ago as Wexford Festival Opera and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) came together to highlight how even small changes can have a big positive impact on the environment.
and as well as walking on the green, most people were wearing it too.
The Greening of Wexford Festival Opera evening was aimed at highlighting the association of WFO and EPA, and opera-goers were asked to make a symbolic small change to their outfit by adding a touch of green, signifying a commitment to making small changes in their lives to help the environment.
There were green bow ties, green scarves, green nail varnish and even green shoes in evidence on the night as opera-goers got into the swing of things.
The EPA's Wexford headquarters has been part of the local community for the last 23 years and has worked with Wexford Festival Opera for many years through various EPA-led initiatives to raise awareness of how we can all make choices about how we heat our homes; how we consume water and how we manage our wastes.
Laura Burke, Director General of the Environmental Protection Agency said that protecting our precious environment is a shared responsibility involving all of us.
'Even small changes are very welcome. By promoting the importance of the environment at Wexford Festival Opera we would hope to inspire people to take some small steps for the environment, be it in our homes and personal lives or our workplaces, colleges, schools and communities,' she said.
Chief Executive of Wexford Festival Opera, David McLoughlin said that by rolling out the green carpet for the environment, WFO hoped to inspire its patrons, performers and the public to make simple and practical changes in their everyday lives that benefit the environment by deepening the already strong partnership with the EPA, the Festival's long established community and environmental partner.