Environment

‘Observe and interact’

Posted on: 21st January, 2020 in Environment

PERMANENT CULTURE This year is an exciting one for West Cork. There has been a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm pouring towards creating more sustainable, more environmentally – and people-friendly solutions to the way we live. Inspired by Clonakilty’s...

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Communities working towards Zero Waste

Posted on: 20th January, 2020 in Environment

The Conscious Communities Programme is an initiative to support communities to further their journey toward sustainable living. The initiative, run by the environmental charity VOICE Ireland, has run in towns across Donegal, Cavan and Wicklow, and now thanks to funding...

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Government’s proposed Bill will make it much harder to protect our environment, health and heritage

Posted on: 20th January, 2020 in Environment

Think you should have a say in what is built on your doorstep and how it affects the environment you live in? Think again says Fiona Hayes. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Aarhus Convention, which entered into...

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Green Skibbereen – a new beginning?

Posted on: 10th December, 2019 in Environment

The Skibbereen Climate Action group met for the first time at the West Cork Hotel on November 20. Organised by Jim O’Donnell and Noel Casserley, the purpose of the meeting was to bring interested people together from across the local...

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Climate and environmental emergency declared at EU

Posted on: 10th December, 2019 in Environment

Grounded – An Occasional Column by Grace O’Sullivan MEP Once a month, the members of the European Parliament up sticks from their usual base in Brussels, and travel down to Strasbourg in France. Strasbourg is where the monthly plenary sessions...

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How West Cork businesses can become carbon neutral

Posted on: 6th November, 2019 in Environment

Holly Hughes, the Communications Officer for Vita – an Irish NGO uniting social justice in Africa with climate action in Ireland – talks us through carbon offsetting and how the actions we take on a local level must have a...

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Our Environment – investment, policy and planning

Posted on: 5th November, 2019 in Environment

Eight years ago Fiona Hayes was privileged to be part of a team that came together to test a proposed environmental law that could be introduced at International level. Earth lawyer, Polly Higgins was proposing the ‘Law of Ecocide’ at...

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Colder than average winters in a warming world – the paradox of climate change in Ireland

Posted on: 8th October, 2019 in Environment

Much has been written over the past number of weeks in relation to the possibility of Ireland facing one of the coldest winters on record, with crippling blizzards predicted to inflict an icy misery across the country for much of...

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