UN Climate Change Conference
On this week's show, Maria had a very interesting discussion and debate for her Environmental slot with Elaine Mullan. Elaine, a lecturer In Environmental Matters at WIT
, spoke about the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference
. She went through some some 'buzz words' we hear like Net Zero Emissions. Elaine also discussed where we are, as opposed to where we SHOULD be in terms of trying to redress some of the damage we've done.
Maria made the point that everyone would love to be able to do more to help the planet, but it just seems to cost us money, retrofitting our homes, buying a more economical vehicle etc. She questions whether it's fair to ask of an already jaded public who are doing their best to recycle and reduce waste .
Elaine also made the point that we need to use Covid as an example of what we can do when we have to.
Upcoming webinar on metastatic breast cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Maria spoke to Bernie Carter, Assistant Director Of Nursing Services with the Marie Keating Foundation. Elaine gave details of a free webinar on Metatastic Breast Cancer being hosted on October 13th. This Webinar is aimed specifically at those whose cancer has spread, which bring its own set of challenges. The virtual event will feature a lot of practical and emotional support. You can find more details here.
If you enjoy Maria's chats on The Saturday Cafe, have a listen here to her discussion on protecting dogs during fireworks season.