Ten tips for a sustainable Christmas

Ireland will generate approximately 90,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas, academics at the University College Cork (UCC) Environmental Research Institute (ERI), have come together to dream of a green Christmas. 1/ Buy a real Christmas tree! Given that it involves cutting down trees, this might at first sound counter-intuitive as a sustainability measure. After […]

European Environment Agency’s state of environment report outlines the scale and urgency of environmental challenges facing Europe

The European Environment Agency (EEA) today launched its State of the Environment Report 2020, “European Environment — state and outlook report” (SOER 2020). The EPA welcomes this report, which provides an overview of the state of Europe’s environment.  It highlights that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency and that, while European environment and climate […]

The European Parliament declares climate emergency

Commission must ensure all proposals are aligned with 1.5 °C target EU should cut emissions by 55% by 2030 to become climate neutral by 2050 Calls to reduce global emissions from shipping and aviation EU should commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the UN Conference, says Parliament. Ahead of the UN COP25 […]

Eurobarometer: Youth activism making a difference

Over the course of the past year, youth-led protests have mobilised millions of people in the EU and globally, raising awareness of climate change a subject Europeans now believe must be the top priority for the newly elected European Parlaiament. This new Eurobarometer survey shows that close to six out of ten European citizens are […]

Rural youth: public transport, employment and investment in youth and mental health services key issues

Limited public transport is still one of the biggest challenges facing young people living in rural Ireland today, hindering access to a wide range of necessary services. That’s according to new research published today (22.11.19) by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. The qualitative study Youth Work in Rural Ireland explores the […]

EPA publishes Junior Cert resource pack on reducing food waste to tackle climate change

The EPA has produced an educational resource pack to support over 20,000 Junior Certificate students to learn about sustainable living through the Home Economics curriculum. Reducing food waste is one of the most effective actions we can take to address climate change. The resource pack is be used by Home Economics teachers to engage students […]

EU Budget 2020 deal: Investing more in climate action, youth and research

MEPs have fought for and obtained better support for climate action, research, SMEs and the young in next year’s EU budget, after a second round of talks with Council on Monday. On Monday evening, the negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the 2020 EU Budget, shortly before the […]

Facing up to Climate Change: Where next for Climate Science? – EPA Climate Change Lecture Series

Dame Professor Julia Slingo will present the next EPA Climate Change Lecture as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action.  This will take place on Wednesday 20th November in the Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin. In this public lecture, Dame Julia will discuss what is next for climate science as we […]

AA Ireland Report Finds Major Jump In Cost of Running a Home

The cost of owning and maintaining a home in Ireland has risen to €17,393.25 per annum, an increase of over €1,000 compared to 2018. Average property asking price rises by over €25k from €243,000 in 2018 to €269,000 this year. Increase in mortgage repayments key driver behind increase in home running costs. The annual cost […]

How To Save The Planet, new book by Luke Eastwood

How To Save The Planet is the latest book from Luke Eastwood, who has previously had success with titles such as “Kerry Folk Tales”, “The Journey” and “The Druid’s Primer”. In 10 very short chapters Luke outlines why we are in a big mess and what we as individuals can do about it now, instead […]

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