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 […]

Ireland exceeds its emissions budget by 5 million tonnes and moves further from climate commitments

Ireland exceeds its emissions budget by 5 million tonnes and moves further from climate commitments Ireland exceeded its annual emissions allocation for 2018 under the EU’s Effort Sharing Decision by over 5 million tonnes. This follows an exceedance of 3 million tonnes in 2017. Overall, Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions showed a marginal decrease of 0.2 […]

MEPs block member states’ move to weaken bee protection from pesticides

MEPs want the impact of pesticides on bees to be properly tested  Commission proposal watered down by member states  Parliament wants new law to better protect bees  MEPs sent the Commission back to the drawing board after member states watered down draft measures to protect bees. The European Commission’s draft proposal was intended to incorporate […]

Saves lives yet chokes our oceans. PLASTIC tours nationally with Science Gallery from October 25th

It is essential but polluting. Saves lives yet chokes our oceans. PLASTIC: CAN’T LIVE WITH IT, CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IT opens at Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin on October 25th 2019 Plastic is cheap to create but expensive to dispose of. It can last forever but is often used only once. Plastic has changed […]

Bord na Móna ‘in the business of climate action’, details investment in Green Economy and Just Transition Plans

Investment in renewable energy development, new business projects, waste recycling and resource recovery of over €1.6 billion over next ten years* Almost 100 new direct jobs and over 150 indirect jobs will be created in the development of renewable energy assets and new recycling operations by 2023. Waste recycling and resource recovery to create approximately […]

The Countdown is on for Féile ’19 taking place this weekend at Semple Stadium

The final stage timetable has been confirmed for this weekend’s festival which will host a world beating range of Irish performers including Sinead O’Connor, The Stunning, Horslips and Sultans of Ping and some very special guests. Curated by Tom Dunne, FÉILE ‘19 will see one of the strongest Irish music line-ups ever assembled take to […]

Biggest climate protest in history – Dozens of events planned around Ireland

Student organizers and climate campaigners supporting the School Strikes for Climate have announced their plans for Ireland’s particiaption in the Global Climate Strike on Friday 20th September. Students have so far organized School Strike Rallies for 10 locations around Ireland from Tralee to Dundalk, as well as Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway. Adults have signed […]

Irish Wildlife Trust calls on local authorities and members of the public to cut out herbicide use

This summer, the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is urging the local authorities and members of the public to avoid the use of harmful herbicides and weed-killers, particularly on our roadsides. The casual use of noxious chemicals in public areas seems to be commonplace across the Irish countryside and this leaves unsightly dead vegetation as well […]

Nature largely missing from the government Climate Action Plan

The Irish Wildlife Trust welcomes the publication of the government’s Climate Action Plan but is disappointed that nature – and addressing the biodiversity/extinction crisis in particular – is largely ignored. We welcome the commitment to better manage hedgerows and soils in agricultural environments as these can have associated benefits for wildlife. However, the plan largely […]

Climate Action Plan to Tackle Climate Breakdown launches

Giving Ireland a Sustainable FutureCleaner air, warmer homes, better-connected communities, and a more sustainableeconomyClimate Action Plan to Tackle Climate Breakdown launchesThe Government has today (Monday the 17th of June) published the Climate Action Plan, ledby Minister Richard Bruton, to give Irish people a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future.The far-reaching plan sets out over 180 […]

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