Watch Thursday October 26th at 8pm

RTÉ has launched Heated,  a brand new six-part climate series which begins on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player tomorrow Thursday 26th October at 8pm.

Heated will sit alongside a number of large-scale climate based projects in the coming months as RTÉ continues to enhance its coverage of climate change and its impacts. Produced by indiepics for RTÉ, Heated seeks out inspirational stories of ordinary people making significant differences in their communities. It will look at the implications of that change for the lives of Irish people – telling stories of hope, inspiration and practical endeavors as we push to cut emissions.Each week new RTÉ presenters Hannah Quinn Mulligan (Limerick organic farmer and journalist), Michelle McKeown (University College Cork lecturer) and Rónán Ó Dálaigh (Thriftify social entrepreneur and Dublin based activist) will bring us three stories about practical, informative or inspirational aspects of climate action. (Further information on the presenters and available photos in the Editor's Notes below.)The first episode in the series examines peatland restoration in Offaly, visits the only firm in Europe, based in Longford, who repurpose mattresses and finds out more about the first football club in the world to employ a full-time Climate Officer. (More episodic information available below)Often climate change output is concerning – what governments aren’t doing – failing to reach targets – it can cause despair, desolation and that can leave people feeling powerless. This is a series based on citizen activism which finds groups and individuals who are doing something to make a difference. Heated will highlight how this can be applied by others around the country and how by following their example, we can make a big difference together. Tune in tomorrow night on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player at 8pm.