Listen back to the first programme by WLR in the “Ours to Protect” series. Join Clodagh Walsh – Broadcaster and TV presenter who is WLR’s Climate Action series presenter. Clodagh introduces the series to WLR’s Damien Tieran and a panel discussion takes place afterwards with Michael Kelly and Grainne Kennedy. 

Michael Kelly is founder of GIY, a social entrepreneur, author, TV presenter and hacker grower.  He worked in the IT industry for 10 years before starting GIY in 2008 after a chance encounter with a bulb of Chinese garlic in a supermarket.  

Mick is an Ashoka Fellow, a member of The Irish Food Writers Guild and a board member at Common Knowledge.  He has written 5 books, the latest of which The GIY Diaries was nominated for an Irish Book Award in 2022.  He has written columns on food for The Irish Times, The Irish Independent and Food & Wine Magazine.  He was Local Food Hero in the Food & Wine Awards.  He lives in Dunmore East with his wife Eilish and two teenage GIYers.

Grainne Kennedy from Waterford Council is an environmental professional with a number of years’ experience engaging others in the sustainability agenda and providing organisations with the skills and knowledge needed to improve their environmental performance.

Specialties: Sustainability Training, Energy Management, Carbon Management, Environmental Analysis, Environmental Legislative Compliance, and Waste Management.