Green News scoops best Education & Science blog at the Blog Awards 2016

Published by Ian Carey on

September 16th, 2016 has won the Best Education & Science Blog at the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016.

At an awards ceremony held at Duffy’s Circus in Dun Laoghaire last night, Green News Editor Ian Carey picked up the award on behalf of the Communication Team at the Irish Environmental Network.

The Green News also picked up the Silver Award in the Current Affairs Blog category being pipped to best blog by Slugger O’Toole.

‘It was a great recognition for the work the IEN Communication Team has put into the website since it started earlier this year. The site has attracted over 30,000 readers since March and we hope to develop it further so it can become a real hub for the environmental news and comment,’ said Mr Carey.

‘I want to thank in particular Conor Mulvihill, Dave Brooks, Marie-Amélie Brun, Laurie Manetta, and all the other contributors who have made it a real success over the last few months. ‘

It was a good night for environmental bloggers as Friends of the Earth Director Cara Augustenborg also won best personal blog in the Current Affairs category for her blog ‘The Verdant Yank’.

Dr Augustenborg is a climate scientist and communication expert who blogs and vlogs giving her Irish-American take on environmental issues.


The Green News is the news site of the Irish Environmental Network and the Environmental Pillar. The IEN consists of 34 environmental NGOs that carry out their work through practical conservation, campaigning, lobbying and raising public awareness of environmental and conservation needs.

The Environmental Pillar is made up of 28 national environmental NGOs, who work together to represent the views of the Irish environmental sector.

The main aim of the organisation is to create and promote policies that advance sustainable development. It also provides a channel for the government and other social partners to engage with the environmental sector on policy matters.


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Ian Carey

Ian is the editor of the Green News. He works as Communications Manger with the Irish Environmental Network.