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#sustainability

# sustainability - Friday 20 August, 2021

€490k new funding announced to help create a 'circular economy' in Ireland
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

€490k new funding announced to help create a 'circular economy' in Ireland

Aug 20th 2021, 6:00 AM 16,384 Views 12 Comments

Ten projects will be chosen to receive the funding.

# sustainability - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Opinion: Our bee sanctuary is wild, messy and beautiful - and it's protecting biodiversity
# No Honey Here
# No Honey Here

Opinion: Our bee sanctuary is wild, messy and beautiful - and it's protecting biodiversity

Jun 5th 2021, 8:30 AM 19,911 Views 18 Comments

Paul Handrick runs ‘the only true bee sanctuary on the planet’ in county Wicklow and before you ask, no, they don’t produce honey.

# sustainability - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Opinion: The last year should teach us that food security is not guaranteed
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

Opinion: The last year should teach us that food security is not guaranteed

Feb 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,412 Views 2 Comments

Food activist Sophie Healy-Thow reflects on how the pandemic impacted Ireland’s sense of food security.

# sustainability - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Opinion: If we do it the right way we can avoid a school run clogged up by cars
# Schools
# Schools

Opinion: If we do it the right way we can avoid a school run clogged up by cars

Aug 27th 2020, 7:33 PM 23,875 Views 37 Comments

Jane Hackett of the Green-Schools Travel Programme is urging parents to avoid slipping back to the overuse of the car because of concerns over Covid-19.

# sustainability - Sunday 8 December, 2019

Fake or real? What kind of Christmas tree is best for the environment?
# Green Christmas
# Green Christmas

Fake or real? What kind of Christmas tree is best for the environment?

Dec 8th 2019, 7:30 AM 34,620 Views 42 Comments

Trying to have a greener Christmas? You should consider buying a real tree.

# sustainability - Saturday 7 December, 2019

From the Garden: Buying a real Christmas tree supports local jobs and brings a certain magic to the home
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

From the Garden: Buying a real Christmas tree supports local jobs and brings a certain magic to the home

Dec 7th 2019, 1:00 PM 15,533 Views 12 Comments

A real tree is a much greener option than one made from plastic, writes Michael Kelly.

# sustainability - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Coffee shops roast the Government for taking ‘easy way out’ with latte levy
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

Coffee shops roast the Government for taking ‘easy way out’ with latte levy

Nov 10th 2019, 12:00 PM 35,000 Views 64 Comments

Single-use coffee cups are to be hit with a levy of up to 25 cent under new government plans.

# sustainability - Thursday 15 August, 2019

SuperValu is bringing in a compostable shopping bag from next month
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

SuperValu is bringing in a compostable shopping bag from next month

Aug 15th 2019, 9:18 AM 22,262 Views 43 Comments

It will cost 89c and be available in stores from 9 September.

# sustainability - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

29 states and cities sue Trump over climate change approach
# Not Going Green
# Not Going Green

29 states and cities sue Trump over climate change approach

Aug 13th 2019, 9:51 PM 22,760 Views 17 Comments

The US President has set about systematically dismantling environmental regulations put in place by his predecessor Barack Obama.

# sustainability - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Pigs, chickens ... a pony called Moses. Take a tour of Dublin city's first public urban farm
# ST ANNES PARK
# ST ANNES PARK

Pigs, chickens ... a pony called Moses. Take a tour of Dublin city's first public urban farm

May 4th 2019, 11:00 AM 20,485 Views 10 Comments

Based in St. Anne’s Park in Raheny, the farm is free to the public.

# sustainability - Monday 8 April, 2019

'Pizza boxes. Can we get rid of them too?': 'Reusable' culture isn't just about coffee cups
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

'Pizza boxes. Can we get rid of them too?': 'Reusable' culture isn't just about coffee cups

Apr 8th 2019, 7:30 PM 12,498 Views 22 Comments

The scheme launched at DCU and Trinity college today with hopes to expand into other parts of Dublin and Ireland.

# sustainability - Friday 1 February, 2019

Veganuary is over, but Holly White tells us how to keep a cruelty-free beauty regime
# Sustainable Beauty
From The Daily Edge
# Sustainable Beauty

Veganuary is over, but Holly White tells us how to keep a cruelty-free beauty regime

Feb 1st 2019, 10:09 AM 3,307 Views 0 Comments

Beauty with a conscious.

# sustainability - Monday 21 January, 2019

'All our electricity comes from the River Boyne': Irish companies get honest about their eco-journeys
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

'All our electricity comes from the River Boyne': Irish companies get honest about their eco-journeys

Jan 21st 2019, 8:00 PM 10,143 Views 2 Comments

The companies were presenting at the Showcase international trade fair that looks at products made and designed in Ireland.

# sustainability - Friday 11 January, 2019

Ever tried to reinvent the wheel? One Young Scientist is doing just that
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

Ever tried to reinvent the wheel? One Young Scientist is doing just that

Jan 11th 2019, 3:00 PM 10,711 Views 8 Comments

It’s a system called a emission-free omnidirectional magnetic driving system. Now, let’s get our heads around that…

# sustainability - Monday 31 December, 2018

Quitting the smokes, learning to drive and self-care: We asked you what your New Year's Resolution is
# New Year's Resolution
From The Daily Edge
# New Year's Resolution

Quitting the smokes, learning to drive and self-care: We asked you what your New Year's Resolution is

Dec 31st 2018, 6:00 PM 2,525 Views 0 Comments

New year, new you?

# sustainability - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Love Fashion but hate the environmental cost? Swapsies is the Irish Solution
# Sustainable Fashion
From The Daily Edge
# Sustainable Fashion

Love Fashion but hate the environmental cost? Swapsies is the Irish Solution

Nov 17th 2018, 8:00 PM 5,918 Views 0 Comments

Fast fashion is becoming slower thanks to Irish gal Clodagh Kelly.

# sustainability - Saturday 8 September, 2018

'Mooncups changed my life, to be honest': Three gals explain why they ditched tampons this summer
# Period Drama
From The Daily Edge
# Period Drama

'Mooncups changed my life, to be honest': Three gals explain why they ditched tampons this summer

Sep 8th 2018, 6:00 PM 11,538 Views 5 Comments

‘I live with my boyfriend so putting waste in the trash…you feel a bit gross, but with the Mooncup I feel cleaner’

# sustainability - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Steel cups and banning plastic cutlery: How music festivals are trying to combat waste
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

Steel cups and banning plastic cutlery: How music festivals are trying to combat waste

Aug 18th 2018, 11:00 AM 17,405 Views 27 Comments

Litter is a big problem at many festivals.

# sustainability - Monday 13 August, 2018

O'Hara's Brewery is launching a reusable steel pint cup at an Irish Festival this weekend
# Festivals
From The Daily Edge
# Festivals

O'Hara's Brewery is launching a reusable steel pint cup at an Irish Festival this weekend

Aug 13th 2018, 5:45 PM 3,182 Views 0 Comments

Another Love Story is one step closer to being a waste-free festival.

# sustainability - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Westport to become Ireland's first plastic straw-free town
# The Last Straw
# The Last Straw

Westport to become Ireland's first plastic straw-free town

May 8th 2018, 3:25 PM 23,784 Views 34 Comments

Pubs are already on board the initiative which is part of their entry into the 2018 Tidy Towns competition.

# sustainability - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Can a giant multinational like Ikea make low cost, mass-produced furniture and call itself sustainable?
# IKEA
# IKEA

Can a giant multinational like Ikea make low cost, mass-produced furniture and call itself sustainable?

Oct 25th 2017, 6:01 AM 17,567 Views 32 Comments

The Swedish furniture giant is one of the biggest and most profitable retailers in the world.

# sustainability - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Dreaming about a holiday? Here are some of the world's best 'eco escapes'
# National Geographic
# National Geographic

Dreaming about a holiday? Here are some of the world's best 'eco escapes'

Jun 24th 2017, 8:00 PM 14,843 Views 6 Comments

The venues aim to “safeguard cultural and natural heritage” and “support environmentally friendly practices”.

# sustainability - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Here's how Penneys makes sure the clothes you buy are ethical
# Thanks Penneys
# Thanks Penneys

Here's how Penneys makes sure the clothes you buy are ethical

Jun 18th 2016, 12:00 PM 38,188 Views 20 Comments

“Ultimately, you’re guided by doing what’s right.”

# sustainability - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Think you're too 'time poor' to grow your own food? Think again...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Think you're too 'time poor' to grow your own food? Think again...

Jun 21st 2015, 10:30 PM 438 Views 30 Comments

It’s what we choose to do with our time that really counts.

# sustainability - Friday 17 April, 2015

Urban Greening: The simple step we can take to beautifully transform our lives
# Opinion
# Opinion

Urban Greening: The simple step we can take to beautifully transform our lives

Apr 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 939 Views 7 Comments

If you live in a city and spend your time working indoors then you need to get more plants into your life.

# sustainability - Sunday 29 March, 2015

An Athlone company is helping solve a big problem for the world's growing population
# Dirty Water
# Dirty Water

An Athlone company is helping solve a big problem for the world's growing population

Mar 29th 2015, 4:30 PM 19,787 Views 16 Comments

Oxymem has overhauled waste-treatment processes which have barely changed in a century.

# sustainability - Saturday 21 March, 2015

These are the reasons why every business should think about sustainability
# How To Guide
# How To Guide

These are the reasons why every business should think about sustainability

Mar 21st 2015, 10:15 AM 7,200 Views 2 Comments

It can save you money – and help you earn more.

# sustainability - Friday 13 March, 2015

'We lack a clear strategy and can’t get our heads up to look a few years down the line'
# Column
From The42
# Column

'We lack a clear strategy and can’t get our heads up to look a few years down the line'

Mar 13th 2015, 7:15 PM 6,962 Views 3 Comments

John O’Sullivan questions what Athlone Town’s latest statement could mean for their future in his latest column.

# sustainability - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

'The club must now learn to live within its means' - Limerick chairman addresses rumours
# Sustainability
From The42
# Sustainability

'The club must now learn to live within its means' - Limerick chairman addresses rumours

Feb 3rd 2015, 11:10 AM 5,534 Views 2 Comments

Pat O’Sullivan says he is committed to the club but the level of financial backing will be decreased.

# sustainability - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Can you guess which Irish college has been ranked second in the world for being so green?
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

Can you guess which Irish college has been ranked second in the world for being so green?

Jan 20th 2015, 2:50 PM 30,773 Views 16 Comments

Clue…it’s in Munster.

# sustainability - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Opinion: How to make your home (or business!) more efficient and green
# Green Living
# Green Living

Opinion: How to make your home (or business!) more efficient and green

Jan 15th 2015, 8:00 AM 86 Views 10 Comments

Top tips for changes that can dramatically reduce the financial, and environmental, costs of running a home or business.

# sustainability - Monday 29 December, 2014

Poll: Do you agree that the State pension should be cut?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree that the State pension should be cut?

Dec 29th 2014, 9:39 AM 29,213 Views 203 Comments

As more people get older, the Government have concerns about increasing expenditure.

# sustainability - Thursday 31 July, 2014

ESB power stations cut CO2 emissions by 1.5 million tonnes last year
# Getting Greener
# Getting Greener

ESB power stations cut CO2 emissions by 1.5 million tonnes last year

Jul 31st 2014, 4:09 PM 5,299 Views 25 Comments

Despite the good figures, Eamon Ryan is worried about a “lack of political will” on renewable energy.

# sustainability - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Cement company to create 61 new jobs
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Cement company to create 61 new jobs

Feb 27th 2013, 12:48 PM 8,171 Views 9 Comments

That is more than 130 new jobs announced for Dublin today.

EU ministers ban trawlers from discarding fish
# Europe
# Europe

EU ministers ban trawlers from discarding fish

Feb 27th 2013, 7:36 AM 4,839 Views 25 Comments

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said the reform marked “extraordinary progress” in the Common Fisheries Policy.

# sustainability - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Column: Economic growth won't save us - in fact, we'd be better without it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Economic growth won't save us - in fact, we'd be better without it

Jul 6th 2011, 6:32 PM 37 Views 15 Comments

The manic pursuit of growth tipped Ireland into economic crisis. It’s time to look elsewhere for inspiration, argues sufficiency expert Anne B Ryan.

# sustainability - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Irish government will miss deficit targets for 2011: IMF
Live Apr 12th 2011, 5:12 PM

Irish government will miss deficit targets for 2011: IMF

# sustainability - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

EU may change rule requiring fish to be thrown back into sea
# Fishing
# Fishing

EU may change rule requiring fish to be thrown back into sea

Mar 1st 2011, 6:02 PM 1,032 Views 0 Comments

Fishermen are currently supposed to throw back any fish over strict quotas, even though they are perfectly edible.