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Is cooperation the key?

The Convergence Festival, which this year explores the value of cooperatives in solving economic and social challenges, kicked off this week. Across the country events are being held where you can explore the methods and systems behind co-ops and the huge value they can have for society and the environment.

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Food Waste and Food Rescue

Food waste and food security are growing global issues. Every year a third of all food produced is wasted. According to the UN, if food waste was reduced by 25%, this would be enough to feed all those malnourished globally.

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Launch of new website: BioWeb.ie

Bioweb is a site designed and used by anyone with an interest in the natural world with focus on, students and graduates in environmental, zoological and botanical-related streams to promote their work and themselves.

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An Taisce questions filming of new Star Wars on Skelligs

An Taisce are seeking information on how the World Heritage Site Skellig Michael is being used for filming without the impact on the bird life and the environment being assessed. Last week, An Taisce The National Trust for Ireland wrote to Minister Heather Humphreys TD with queries on the proposed accommodation of another round of filming of Star Wars on …

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Great Success for Global Action Plan Ireland and their IEN Core Funding Grant

As part of an international consortium, Global Action Plan Ireland launched the CELLS initiative (Community Environmental Learning Laboratories for Sustainability) in 2013. The programme is a three-year initiative part funded by the EU Lifelong Learning programme in collaboration with four other organisations in three countries – Spain, Hungary and Sweden. The aim of this programme is to improve and accelerate …

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Irish Conservation Officer wins international award for Bog Restoration Work

Tadhg Ó Corcora, Conservation Officer with the Irish Peatland Conservation Council scooped an award for Ireland. Tadhg is a native of Kildare and has a background in peatland management for conservation. He has been working with the IPCC for six years now in the Bog of Allen Nature Centre and is skilled in peatland restoration work. The awards are given …