Category: Blogs

Sustainable Fashion

“Sustainable Development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” –The Brundtland Commission, 1987   When we think of fashion, we think of culture, fun, visual representation of the self, diversity, movements, traditions. Maybe we don’t even think too much about it. […]

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DIY Oat Milk

Nowadays, lots of us are choosing to sip on non-dairy milks instead of cow’s milk in an effort to minimize our carbon footprint. Did you know that oat milk is one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly milks out there? Oats are naturally high in fiber, Vitamin E & antioxidants, whilst being completely free […]

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Garden do’s and don’ts

Spring is here and with the unusually warm weather for this time of year, our green spaces have been growing faster than usual; our wildlife have come out of hibernation early and some may still be sleeping in your compost heap. Follow our simple do’s and don’ts for the garden this Spring   Garden, Wildlife […]

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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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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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European Sustainable Development Week to promote local knowledge of 17 SDGs

European Sustainable Development Week and the SDGs The internationally accepted definition of sustainable development comes from the 1987 Brundtland Report: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) honours sustainable development from the 30th of […]

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Biodiversity Week 2018 – What is Biodiversity?

Biodiversity Week 2018 is upon us so why not take a look at the importance of biodiversity. What is Biodiversity? Bio – “life”; Diversity – “different stuff” Biodiversity is all the different living things that make life possible. Think of it is as parts of a puzzle; having a biodiverse ecosystem allows us to see […]

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Planting for Pollinators

Pollinators support plant growth and make your garden more fruitful than without them. When they stop by your garden, they take nutrient rich pollen to help neighbouring areas. You may have heard dystopian worries of a future world without bees, but it’s easier to avoid this than you think! You can help keep bee populations […]

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Beginning your Zero Waste Journey

The Waste Problem The average European throws away 500kg of waste each year; in Ireland that number is double. This places us at the 7th highest per capita municipal waste producer in the EU. Individuals and businesses produce municipal waste, making it the easiest to change through individual action. While there is easy access to […]

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