Saoi O'Connor (c) during climate strike March 2019 Photo: Kayle Crosson

Key student striker rejects Leo’s support until urgent climate action taken

March 12th, 2019 A prominent pupil in the Irish climate strike movement has rejected the Taoiseach’s recent endorsement of students until he acts appropiately to tackle our runaway emissions. Speaking during leaders’ questions in the Dail last week, Leo Varadkar said it is positive that young people are going to protest as part of the […]

Marine specialists give public insight into research on coastal environment

July 26th, 2018 Marine specialists gathered at Killiney Beach this week to give an insight into their work and raise public awareness of our coastal environment. The event was hosted by UCD Earth Institute, together with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and several local environmental groups. Attendees had an opportunity to meet marine and coastal experts […]

Repair Cafe set to debut at this weekend’s Zero Waste Festival

June 18th, 2018 The Zero Waste Festival is back in Dublin this weekend with many workshops, meetups, swap shops and this year’s debut Repair Cafe. The festival will take place at the St. Andrews Resource Centre, Co Dublin and will be filled with many workshops teaching the craft of sustainable living, from smart laundry to […]

World Meat Free Week encourages people to try a plant-based diet

June 15th, 2018 World Meat Free Week is taking place this week in a bid to encourage people to try a plant-based diet. The campaign is running from 11 to 18 June and calls on people to join in by switching from meat-centric meals to vegetarian alternatives. The campaign started four years ago as a […]

TCD graduates set to launch food sustainability app

April 2nd, 2018 Two entrepreneurial Trinity College Dublin graduates are set to launch a new to encourage sustainable food consumption this summer. The app called Evocco is designed to give consumers real-time information about the environmental cost of food shop to help users make more environmentally-friendly choices. At an event in TCD last week, the […]

Tesco Ireland to cut food waste in half by 2030

September 28th, 2017 Tesco Ireland has announced plans to halve the company’s food waste by 2030. Five out of 24 of Tesco’s Irish suppliers have pledged to assist Tesco is tackling can tackle the source of waste along their supply chain in Ireland. The Irish companies – Ornua, Keepac, Hilton, Green Core and Kerry Group […]

Europe’s Environmental Commission voices concern for Europe’s soil in letter to NGOs

July 25th, 2017 Europe’s Environmental Commissioner has expressed his deep concern with the continued degradation of soil across the EU in a letter to a coalition of 500 European groups. In the letter, seen by The Green News, Commissioner Karmenu Vella said that soil is a “finite resource” and that “soil-related ecosystems are essential to […]

Legislation needed to protect European soil, new EU study finds

A new report published by the European Parliament’s committee responsible for scrutinising the European Commission’s agricultural policies has highlighted the threats facing soils across Europe. The report – prepared by academic experts from Wageningen University, Aarhus University and the University of Cordoba – was presented to the European Parliament on 20th June and included a […]

6 Reasons to head to Ireland’s first Zero Waste Festival this weekend

Ireland’s first ever Zero Waste Festival is coming to Inchicore, Dublin this Sunday 25th June! From 11am-6pm, zero wasters from all across Ireland will be descending on the CIE Hall – Inchicore Sports and Social Club to enjoy an action packed day of talks, workshops and activities for the whole family. If you are interested in reducing your plastic […]

Bike Week 2017 final events this weekend

June 16th, 2017 Bike Week which runs from June 10 – 18 – is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. There are bike-themed events organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups across the country.  As the week winds down, David Hayden looks at some interesting statistics and […]