We use nearly 2 million plastic bags globally and over 1 million plastic bottles are purchased per minute, as highlighted in 2017. It is estimated between 8 – 10 million tonnes of plastic enter the seas and oceans, yearly. Now to put this in perspective it takes 450 years for a plastic bottle to completely degrade. Besides the obvious implications of amassing mass quantities of plastic bottles at landfills and waterways, bottled water also requires up to 2,000 times the energy used to produce tap water.Read More The Growth of Plastics in our oceans & Potential Solutions
dystopian future. Nature Needs Half, the global campaign to protect 50% of the planet by 2030 is ambitious and yet, it is a necessity for future generations and inhabitants of the Earth that we cannot afford to delay on.Read More Have you heard of the survival revolution?
Never has there been a more collective communal celebration than the historic Irish Water Movement of late August 2015. Over 150,000 people were remarked as partaking in the march to stop the introduction of additional charges on public Irish water. Seven years on and the debacle is still centred on water but now data centres have entered the fray and corporate entities’ demand is only growing on our national resource.Read More …
Close your eyes and imagine a world with almost unlimited renewable energy.Now imagine that this energy source is built upon already existing infrastructure and will require no additional land usage. What are you seeing?Read More Journey to a Greener Planet
Last March, I came across something unusual as I was about to sit down to work at home. In the neighbour’s garden, a fox was, what I could only describe as, frolicking. A beautiful site. The restrictions brought in to stop the spread of COVID-19, as horrible as they are and endless as they seem, had given nature a chance to grow and flourish. Could the same be applied to humans, too?Read More COVID; A Great Time to Reimagine the Fair City
The ratification of CETA in the Dail is set to go to a vote very shortly, which is due to the inclusion of the investor protection mechanism within the agreement.Read More The impending ratification of CETA in Ireland –
Consumption is leading to an increase in demand for plastic production of packaging Written by: Stephen O’Brien Our oceans are faced with multiple challenges as we come to the end of 2017, rising ocean tides, melting ice caps and human litter. Plastic litter has been at the epicenter of sea-animal death and the destruction of […]Read More Planet plastic: More plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050
Written by – Ivona Poljak Media’s duty has always been to accurately inform, raise awareness and fuel debate within the general public. One of the issues that the world is facing for the last three decades is climate change. Climate change and the sustainability crisis are the issues of our times. Two hundred years of […]Read More Media matters: How the U.S. media reports on climate change, and how do they affect and shape the opinions of the general public.