IBI ‘Ours to Protect

Welcome to Ours to Protect!

‘Ours to Protect’ is a radio and audio project spearheaded by Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) which will see 23 local and regional radio stations broadcast over 1200 new and unique programmes over the course of a year – all devoted to climate change and climate action.

This unique radio partnership recognises the need for and importance of programmes that explore the reality of climate change for Irish audiences. Local Independent radio stations are a trusted source of news in Ireland (quote) and know that audiences rely on them to provide clear, factual and honest reporting. The IBI know these programmes will help improve the climate literacy of our audience, will create awareness around climate change issues and encourage and enable active engagement in climate action at a local level.

Funded through Coimisiún na Meán Sound & Vision fund, the programmes will feature local community, voluntary, NGO and state organisation representatives discussing topics such as the climate impact of Energy, Travel, Food, Waste, the Circular economy and will be factual and informative pieces for local radio audience.

Interested in finding out which stations in your area are taking part? Click here 

This is a full list of stations taking part in the project; Beat 102-103, C103, Clare FM, Classic Hits, Cork’s 96FM, Cork’s Red FM, East Coast FM, Galway Bay FM, Highland Radio, iRadio, KCLR 96FM, Live 95FM, LMFM, Midlands 103, Midwest Radio, Ocean FM, Q102, Radio Kerry, Radio Nova, South East Radio, Sunshine 106.8, Tipp FM and WLR.

What can I expect to hear from the project?

Great discussion, exploration of what’s happening in your area, myth busting and tips and behaviours to help you tackle climate change and take real climate focused action.

These programmes will all be broadcast first on each station and then available to listen back to on this website (HERE).

Each piece of audio will also have an accompanying tip sheet – so you can find out what’s going on in your area and find out how to take more action to help stop climate change.

We really want you to get involved  – you can contact your local station (here)

Footprint Generator

Each station will carry out a ‘footprint generator’ test by panel and presenters in advance of the programme. Why don’t you try it before you listen in?

Footprint generator – click me

You can share your results online by using the tag #ourstoprotect and your local radio station or email [email protected]