In Memory Of
Brendan Richardson was an academic, activist and founding member of Cobh Zero Waste.
Brendan held a PhD in Consumer Behaviour and worked as a lecturer and researcher in University College Cork. His research and interests centred around sustainability, degrowth and ethical business and marketing.
Brendan initially became involved in the Anti-Incinerator campaign shortly after he moved to Cobh with his young family almost twenty years ago. When the campaign was rebooted several years ago, he and others recognised the opportunity to tackle the crisis head on, with the objective of eliminating the need for an incinerator in the harbour and joining what was fast becoming a new, more sustainable way of living all over the world; the zero waste movement.
Brendan was enthusiastic in drawing up an initial plan of action, aided by his research in order to provide professional expertise on building an economically viable low-waste movement in Cobh. He was passionate about social justice and community.
Brendan Richardson died after a short illness on June 30th 2018, at the age of fifty. His life was short but rich, his contributions to his community were bountiful. We remember him in our work.