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16 May 2022  Ireland’s first large scale solar farm opened in Wicklow just two weeks ago and is projected to be able to save up to 4,800 tonnes of carbon emissions. The Millvale solar farm can generate 8 megawatts of power and is already connected our national electricity grid – but how does solar energy […]

13 May 2022  A ten day celebration of nature in Ireland kicks off today! Welcome to National Biodiversity Week 2022! Biodiversity refers to the variety of species in a particular area. Whether that’s the entire planet or your garden pond, healthy biodiversity will have a wide variety of plants and animals that support each other […]

6 May 2022  There’s a Hadith in Islam where the Prophet Muhammed taught that, “even if the sun has risen on the Day of Judgement, you still have the chance to plant a tree.” Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, founder of the Islamic Centre Ireland and climate activist, referred to it when speaking to The Green […]

5 May 2022  The polls are open today in Northern Ireland for Assembly elections, in case you haven’t heard.  It’s a 90-seat legislature and analysts are projecting there’s a real chance of a landmark victory for Sinn Fein if it wins the majority of seats.  We won’t know the outcome for a few hours, so […]

29 April 2022  At COP26 I was handed a booklet with a bright yellow cover and the title “Future Anterior – COP(oety)26.” It was a little collection of eco-poetry, collected by the University of Warwick’s Centre for Ecopoetics.  On one of the many train rides between Glasgow and Edinburgh, I pulled it out and read […]