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100% Renewable Energy Fuelling Social Enterprise

Sustainability certs Feb 2022

100% Renewable Energy Fuelling Social Enterprise At The Blackwater Valley Centre And Errigal Heritage Centre

Fiona McCaffrey Jones, Manager of Truagh Development Association’s Community Services Programme and Bernie Power, Head Chef at the Blackwater Valley Learning Centre were delighted to receive the Calor BioLPG 100% Renewable Energy Certificates.

“Receiving these Certificates demonstrates our commitment to sustainability”, Fiona confirmed.  “The Bio Gas Calor supplies us is used in the preparation of our home meals, hot school lunches and outside catering and for heating our offices in Errigal Heritage Centre.  It was such an easy switch to move over to this 100% renewable form of energy and we are proud to be the first Social Enterprise in Co Monaghan to do so.  I would strongly recommend that other businesses follow our lead and make the change for the good of the environment”.

“Our organisation has long championed the Farming for Nature ethos” Fiona continued “and we purchase 100% of our meats, vegetables and dairy products from local suppliers.  One of our most popular products is the Dexter Beef sourced from Pat McKenna, a local farmer involved in the Sliabh Beagh Conservation Grazing Trial”.

“Truagh Development Association has a long commitment to Sliabh Beagh having commissioned The Sliabh Beagh Conservation Management Plan along with Sliabh Beagh Environmental Management Committee back in 2010 and it is wonderful that now twelve years later our customers are enjoying some of the benefits of this commitment”, Fiona explained.

Social Enterprise: “Business For Good”

A social enterprise is a business that works primarily to improve the lives of people. Truagh Development Association’s Community Services Programme has applied the social enterprise model for over twelve years.

For further information about the services on offer contact Fiona on 047 87049 or fiona@blackwaterlearningcentre.com

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