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 […]

Energy Transition – Ownership or Investment opportunity? Discussion at LiT Thurles 10th Oct.

At LIT Thurles Campus on Thursday October 10th, Tipperary Energy Agency are holding a discussion on how communities can benefit from energy developments in their areas (7.30pm-8.30pm). The aim is to canvas views in order to influence the community investment options being adopted by leading developers. Our questions include: Would communities like to own or […]

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 […]

Citizens Dialogue on ‘The Climate is Changing…How will We?’ in Nenagh Library, Thursday 26th September

As you may already know Nenagh library is the Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) for counties Tipperary, Limerick, Cork and Kerry and on Thursday 26th September at 7pm we will be holding a Citizens Dialogue on climate change & sustainability as part of our 2019 Programme of Events. The title of this talk is ‘The […]

Operation PolliNation will be creating a buzz in the Tipperary countryside

Bee-friendly flowerbeds will be popping up everywhere as the CountryLife Garden Centre network is donating free flowering perennials and wild flower seeds to 24 Tidytowns and communities to help protect species at risk of extinction. The leading farm and rural retailer, owned by Glanbia Ireland, is also giving free wildflower seeds to customers at its […]

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 Future Cleaner air, warmer homes, better-connected communities, and a more sustainable economy Climate Action Plan to Tackle Climate Breakdown launches The Government has today (Monday the 17th of June) published the Climate Action Plan, led by Minister Richard Bruton, to give Irish people a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future. The […]

There’s more to food waste than wasted food – National Stop Food Waste Week, 12- 19 June

The EPA is leading a National Stop Food Waste Week campaign to highlight issues and raise awareness on food waste, from 12-19 June.  Globally, one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption is lost or wasted and every year people in Ireland waste over one million tonnes of food. The campaign […]

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