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From Food Scraps to Treats

The average household wastes over €700 worth of food purchased each year. This equates to roughly 1/3 of all food we purchase. It’s even estimated that half of the produce we buy ends up in the bin. But this doesn’t have to be the case. While some food wasted is food that’s gone off and can […]

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Compost from home to eliminate food waste

Each year, the EPA estimates that the average Irish household wastes €770 worth of food. This means that about 1/3 of your food shop ends up straight in the bin. This number is even higher if we only look at vegetables and fruit which accounts for 50% of all food waste. But this doesn’t have […]

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10 Ways to Save Water at Home & Outside

Our ongoing water shortage crisis has created awareness of just how precious water is and next week marks World Water Week as the global issue of water conservation takes centre stage. From Sunday 26th to 31st August, leading water experts will congregate in Stockholm, Sweden to brainstorm and discuss solutions to the pressing water-related challenges […]

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How our Lifestyles are Leading to “Virtual” Water Waste

Much of the water we use every day is obvious and visible, whether it is water use in our homes, schools or places of work. Water use in our homes such as flushing toilets, cooking, and showering is known for our domestic water use or domestic consumption. On average, our domestic consumption is 150 litres […]

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GAP Ireland CEO’s 9 Top Water Saving Tips

The current heat wave has brought water conservation back into the headlines. Climate Change predictions tell us that Ireland is expected to experience drier summer months, which could see heat waves and therefore water shortages becoming a more regular feature of Ireland’s climate. The onus is now on us all to understand what our Water […]

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4 Reasons To Choose Cycling

Health Strength – Heart Health – Weight Loss Physical strength and muscle mass are an obvious benefit from cycling every day. Instead of sitting still in a car or on a bus, your body is moving and working throughout your commute. There are many long-term benefits of daily cycling! Doctors recommend at least 30 minutes […]

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National Water Explorer Awards 2018

What Exactly is Water Explorer? Water Explorer is an online international programme for students aged 8-14 to encourage community involvement and inspire action! Students take part in challenges, track progress, and see how much water they can save from small daily changes! The challenges are formulated to teach students about key water issues. Throughout the […]

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