Our new website is now live. One of the projects is the Dingle Peninsula Energy Master Plan to determine how much energy we are currently using and then provide an energy efficiency roadmap for the Peninsula. As a community, we will need to provide information in relation to our current energy usage for this master plan and you will find the link www.dinglehub.com/survey on the front page of our new website. It is very important that people get involved to help build an accurate picture of the energy we use today. To ensure the best results from this work, we need at least 500 responses covering the entire Peninsula up to and including Blennerville and Castlemaine. Please see the advert in this issue for further details.

We are excited to share that we are expanding the team at the Dingle Hub. As part of our focus on the Marine and Environment, we have established a Dingle Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) program aimed at identifying the opportunities and employment skills required as Ireland makes the transition to a low carbon society. To help drive this program we are adding two completely new roles as Energy Coach Training Coordinators to be part of our team. As the Hub grows, It is important to us to support people from our own community or people looking to move back to Dingle including and those who may wish to upskill/change their career path. The Coordinators will manage, design and deliver training programs in support of the SEC, so this is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in terms of the future sustainability of the Dingle Peninsula. We are delighted to be partnering with Kerry Education and Training Board (KETB) who will support the training delivered. If you, or any of your family or friends are interested, a detailed job spec is available on www.dinglehub.com/vacancies.

Join us on 30th November for Dingle’s first Founder Friday event at 5:30pm in Adams Bar. Founder Friday is a free meet-up for Start-ups, Founders & Entrepreneurs over drinks & nibbles and is sponsored by Bank of Ireland. It’s a chance to finish the week with a few drinks, network with like-minded people and also hear an inspiring chat from an entrepreneur in the Kerry community. This month we have Mike Fitzgerald of Net Feasa as our guest speaker. To register, please visit www.dinglehub.com/events.

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