Towards a Plastic Pollution Revolution in Ireland

June 8th, 2017 Today marks World Ocean Day 2017, a global day of celebration honouring the world’s oceans and an opportunity to appreciate, conserve and protect our marine life and habitats. This year’s conservation focus is on preventing plastic pollution and marine litter, encouraging solutions for healthier seas. And rightly so.  A widely cited study by […]

Photography and wildlife conservation – What use is a photograph?

June 7th, 2017 This year’s Biodiversity Photographer of the Year competition has now ended and we have received a huge amount of high quality photographs. Unfortunately only a few can win the prize, but there are other ways to put your photographs to use. We talk to top wildlife photographer, Kevin Murphy, to see how […]

Shocking Climate Change denial aired on RTE during Claire Byrne Live

June 3rd, 2017 A segment on Climate Change which aired on the Claire Byrne Live RTÉ One last week has caused controversy and uproar among Irish environmentalists. The segment, set up as a two-panel debate, lent undeserved credibility to climate-change deniers. Based on a somewhat dubious poll, Claire Byrne questioned the degree to which the […]

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Trump’s climate decision dangerous for the US and the world

June 1st, 2017 President Trump tweeted late on Wednesday evening that be will be announcing his decision on whether or not the US will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement today at 8PM Irish time. Unfortunately, and as expected, he announced his decision to withdraw the US from the Agreement which aims to limit global […]

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Kate’s take on Bloom 2017: ‘Excellence and innovation in garden design’

“I liked it the way it was, we’ll probably get marked down for it,” said Liat Schurmann of Mount Venus Nursery, eyeing the tiny Star of Bethlehem that smuggled itself in under cover of a shuttlecock fern. I’m at this year’s Bloom Festival and ‘Transition’ is Liat and Oliver Schurmann’s show garden for FBD Insurance. […]

Grounding Irish Identity: Mother Nature and preserving Mother Ireland

16th March 2017 Melanie Phillip’s comments in The Times that Ireland’s claim of nationhood was “tenuous” caused quite the furore, with even the Irish ambassador to the UK, taking umbrage with her statement. Resurfacing of an Outdated Ideology Some have claimed Ms. Phillip’s stance that, unlike Britain, it could not claim to be “a unified […]

VIDEO: Soil and the Irish soul with Helen Kelly #People4Soil

February 24, 2017 Helen Kelly gave a different kind of talk at the launch of the People4Soil campaign. Speaking about healing, wellness, and her childhood in Donegal, Helen shared her story about recovery from cancer and the deep rooted cultural connection the Irish people have to the soil. [x_button shape=”square” size=”regular” float=”none” href=”http://environmentalpillar.ie/people4soil” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”]Sign […]

OpEd : ‘Fake News’ stories and climate-change deniers are duping hundreds of millions on social media

13 January, 2017 Trump, Twitter, Climate-Change denial and the Advent of ‘Fake News’ [x_columnize]President-elect of the United States Donald Trump is infamous for his outrageous tweets @realDonaldTrump. He partakes in celebrity insults, climate-change denial, climate-change conspiracy theories, bragging about his election win over Hillary Clinton and the democratic party, and recently, utter disdain for traditional […]

5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Ease the January Pinch

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]January can be challenging after the hysteria of the festive season; many of us will have been paid early in December and over spent on gifts for family and friends. And that’s not even taking […]

COMMENT: Science miscommunication hamstrings the truth

9th January, 2017 Something has been getting my goat of late. What is it you wonder? Has yet another of my houseplants died? Is it the incomprehensible mumbling that comes over the train intercom when it’s delayed? The lack of an Insomnia near me? No, the latest thing to annoy me is scientific communication. Or […]