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Honorary Freedom of the City of Dublin
Duncan Stewart and Greta Thunberg
Jun 2023 – Video

By Thu 20 Jul 2023July 25th, 2023Audio & Video

On 21 June 2023, two environmental activists – Duncan Stewart and Greta Thunberg – were awarded the Honorary Freedom of the City of Dublin, the highest honour that can be bestowed by Dublin City.

Board of Directors GFI Green Foundation Ireland

Duncan Stewart

Duncan, a director and former chair of Green Foundation Ireland, has been a leading Irish advocate for environmental issues for over 40 years. A champion for environmental issues, sustainable energy and architectural conservation since his student days, for the past two decades Duncan has also been a popular television personality in Ireland. Duncan’s Eco Eye series was driven by his interests in the protection of Ireland’s environment and enhancement of biodiversity. It was Ireland’s longest running environmental series and one of the most popular shows on Irish television – there were twenty-one series in total and all available episodes can be found on our website, courtesy of Duncan.

Greta Thunberg

Greta, from Sweden, is the world’s most prominent global climate campaigner of our time. She has worked to address the problem of climate change and, at the age of 15 in 2018, founded the movement known as Fridays for Future (also called School Strike for Climate), which gained worldwide attention and inspired school students across the globe to participate.

We would like to thank John Gormley of ScreenGreening for producing and editing the video for us.