Envirocom Awards 2014

During 2014 I was involved in the successful delivery of the Envirocom Awards, organised by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber of Commerce, to recognise excellence in environmental management by businesses in the local area.


Winners at the Envirocom Awards 2014

Working alongside other members of the Organising Committee, our responsibilities included compiling marketing databases, drafting marketing/advertising documents and press releases, shortlisting the applications, arranging the judging and overseeing the final decisions, devising and managing the gala Awards dinner.

As a lay judge I was also involved in the judging of three categories which entailed site visits with the other judges and preparing detailed follow-up reports.

Being part of the team that delivered another successful Envirocom Awards was a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. More details about the awards can be found here:

Testimonial from Hal Ledford, Committee Chair:
“Maeve worked with me over the last year on the Organising Committee for the EnviroCom Awards 2014. The Awards are run by the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the County Council to recognise businesses and agencies for their environmental achievements. She was very reliable, volunteering for a range of extra tasks and always completing them on time and to a high standard. Her work involved a range of skills including environmental analysis, event management, candidate judging, event promotion, database development, writing, research, teamwork and much more. I hope to continue working with her in the future and recommend her unreservedly”.

Environmental Sustainability Feasibility Study

Report: Fish-box RPS in Ireland

Fish-box EPS in Ireland

2013 saw the successful delivery of a comprehensive report concerning fish-box EPS. This detailed report was commissioned by Repak to ascertain the volume of fish-box EPS that needs to be dealt with annually in Ireland, the methods currently in use for disposal, and to investigate the commercial recycling options available. The summary report can be found on the Repak Prevent and Save website.

Testimonial from Repak:
“Maeve worked for Repak as a business consultant in 2013. She produced an excellent report for us that examined the problem of fish box packaging in Ireland…..Maeve understood the issues immediately, produced the report on time and on budget and gave us excellent results that we are still using to manage the problem today. We look forward to working with Maeve again when the opportunity arises”.

Sustainable Business Forum – Dublin 2013

Ray Earle, Congress Chair & Maeve Thornberry at the IWA-WCE Congress in the CCD Dublin.

Ray Earle, Congress Chair & Maeve Thornberry at the IWA-WCE Congress in the CCD Dublin.

In 2013 I also worked on a sustainability-themed event; on this occasion I worked with the Chair to manage the speakers and agenda for the Sustainable Business Forum, a session which took place as part of the Greenway European Cleantech Cluster Forum during April 2013 in Dublin.

Testimonial from Ray Earle:
“Again, Maeve’s excellent skills, expertise and commitment, together with her professionalism and enthusiastic approach, made her a pleasure to work with and I hope that we have the opportunity to team up again in the future”.

 International Water Association – Congress on Water, Climate and Energy – Dublin 2012

A major project I undertook in 2012 was the IWA’s World Congress on Water, Climate & Energy. This inaugural event took place in Dublin’s Convention Centre and attracted more than 1,000 delegates from 60 countries worldwide. I provided extensive management assistance to the Congress Chair.

Testimonial from Ray Earle:
“Maeve worked with me as a professional and as a valued colleague during the extensive logistical, administrative and technical preparations for the International Water Association (IWA)-Water Climate Energy (WCE) Congress. Maeve’s attention to detail, concise and clear decision notes, measured diplomacy with VIPs, warm welcome to all, sound over-arching judgements and balanced opinions were invaluable at all stages pre, during and post event.”