Environment

We all need to take action to help our declining bee populations

Posted on: 6th June, 2019 in Environment

Irish Bumblebee populations recorded in 2017 are the lowest they’ve been since monitoring began in 2012. The All-Ireland Bumblebee Monitoring Scheme, coordinated by Dr Tomás Murray, Senior Ecologist at the National Biodiversity Data Centre, has revealed marked losses in our...

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Environment and Nature fund available for community groups to develop a Community Biodiversity Plan (CBP) for their local area

Posted on: 6th June, 2019 in Environment

This year The Community Foundation for Ireland has established an Environment and Nature fund of €200,000 and is inviting community groups to apply for grant funding to engage an ecologist and develop a Community Biodiversity Plan (CBP) for their local...

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Will society choose to fail or survive?

Posted on: 6th June, 2019 in Environment

At a packed meeting on Thursday, May 16, 2019, local election candidates met people from Skibbereen and the surrounding area to discuss ‘The Future of Skibbereen’. Fiona Hayes reports. Through the evening it became clear that people are concerned not...

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Bord Iascaigh Mhara underwater garden at Bloom exposes threat of plastic on our seas

Posted on: 6th June, 2019 in Environment

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency, is returning to Bloom this weekend with a marine garden that highlights the need to protect our marine environment against plastic waste. The concept garden, supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries...

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Seeing things differently could mean saving our planet

Posted on: 6th June, 2019 in Environment

Mags O’Riordan Bumblebee Flower Farm Coming off the end of National Biodiversity week here in Ireland I thought I’d continue the discussion, as it’s an ongoing crisis. Some disturbing news in the recent IPEBS report had some very sobering statistics....

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reuzi’s sustainability story

Posted on: 6th June, 2019 in Environment

Pat Kane, the founder at reuzi, a one-stop shop for minimal waste lifestyle, tells us how, at reuzi, they go to great lengths to offer only eco-friendly products that are safe, high quality and ethically sourced. When I founded reuzi...

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Make one more change each month to make your supply chain greener

Posted on: 6th June, 2019 in Environment

Allison Roberts of Clonakilty Chocolate and Exploding Tree has been interested in the environment and how we impact upon it from an early age. “I’m not entirely sure why, but perhaps it’s as a result of a Canadian kids’ magazine...

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