Róisín Fitzgerald is a registered associate nutritionist (BSc, ANutr), environmental scientist, scuba-diver and conservationist who is passionate about sustainable nutrition, climate justice, environmental action and climate education. She is passionate about plant-based education and spreading awareness on the huge positive impact that we can have on our health, our planet, biodiversity and the world around us by simply eating more plants and shifting away from animal products. She is the head of the Sustainable Diets Working Group with Irish Doctors for the Environment who are a registered charity consisting of doctors, medical students and allied healthcare professionals in Ireland who aim to create awareness regarding the impact which the climate crisis has on local, national and international human health, and advocate for the necessary environmental action which is necessary to protect people, biodiversity and the planet.
As a nutritionist, environmental scientist, and conservationist, Róisín has experienced first hand the impact which our food habits have not only on our own health, but on the health of the world around us and all other living things. One of the single biggest actions we can each take to support our own health while also reducing our contribution to biodiversity loss, climate change, deforestation, animal extinction, ocean pollution and climate injustice is to shift our dietary habits to eat more plants instead of animal products. Her talk in this area will help to increase awareness of the importance of a sustainable, healthy plant-based diet and help to shift the narrative and perceptions around dietary habits to help people gain the full perspective that our own food choices don’t just impact ourselves, but they also impact those around us, our planet, nature and biodiversity. It will also cover how we can work together to take action as individuals and in our community to reduce the impact which our dietary habits have on the world around us.