The Steering Committee acts to promote the decisions of the Environmental Pillar Plenary, and is made up of the representatives elected by all Pillar members.
Aedín McLoughlin | Director of Good Energies Alliance Ireland (GEAI)
Aedín has worked, North and South, in peacebuilding, community development and project management. She holds a degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Cancer Research. She is a member of the Climate and Natural Resources Groups, and the Dept. of Ed. Advisory Committee on Education for Sustainable Development and is the Environmental Rep of Leitrim LCDC.
Oisin Coghlan | Director of Friends of the Earth Ireland
Oisín Coghlan has been Director of Friends of the Earth Ireland since 2005. Oisín heads the panel of representatives of the Environmental Pillar of Social Partnership and sits on the National Economic and Social Council (NESC). Before joining Friends of the Earth, Oisín worked for 10 years in the areas of overseas aid and human rights.
Mike Holden | Cultivate, Ireland
Cultivate is a practical sustainability organisation which provides access to the knowledge and tools that cultivate sustainable lifestyles and resilient communities. With a background in Environmental Education and Sustainable development, Mike advocates Green Building, the use of energy efficiency, waste reduction and low impact materials for future building projects.
Cillian Lohan |
CEO of the Irish Natural Forestry Foundation (INFF)
Cillian has a background in wildlife and was a former Deputy Head of the Gerrard Durrell Trust, Jersey. As CEO of the INFF, Cillian promotes the delivery of mixed species broadleaf forests in Ireland, while protecting biodiversity. Cillian is also an Environmental Pillar representative of the European, Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
Mindy O’Brien | Coordinator of VOICE Ireland
Appointed in 2012, Mindy is Coordinator of VOICE Ireland (Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment), an environmental charity that empowers local communities to conserve our natural resources. Mindy has done extensive work with community food waste initiatives and the development of strong national policies on waste and water issues.
Donna Mullen | Bat conservation Ireland
Donna Mullen is a founder member of Bat Conservation Ireland and works as a freelance environmentalist. She has a keen interest in environmental law and health, and lives on a farm nature reserve in Meath with her husband, four children, countless animals, and lots of bats.
Charles Stanley-Smith | Communications Director of An Taisce, the National Trust of Ireland
Charles Stanley Smith is Communications Director and former Chairman of an Taisce, a non-governmental organisation that promotes conservation, renewal and permanent preservation of heritage in Ireland. Charles is also involved in the RNLI and is a former Lifeboat Operations Manager with the Institute.