To promote National Volunteering Week, Waterways Ireland in conjunction with Volunteer Dublin City North is having a big litter pick up and canal clean up event along the Royal Canal highlighting the natural beauty of our waterways. Read More
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An Taisce National Spring Clean 1-30 April. Work together with your community to clean up a local area. To get more information and to order a clean-up kit, check out their website, www.nationalspringclean.org
Friends of the Irish Environment need your help. They have applied for funding to help stop the mechanised destruction of Ireland’s Peatland Bogs from the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), a group of outdoor companies raising money to put into conservation projects. The money will only be used directly for expenses like funding advertisements in rural papers – FIE members work as volunteers. They have reached the shortlist and the public can now vote for their favourite conservation project. Please go to http://www.outdoorconservation.eu/project-voting-category.cfm?catid=3 to vote and spread the word about this vital cause – and ask all your colleagues, family and friends to get involved. Please vote to help stop the destruction now!
In ten days, we will celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day.
The Earth Day Network was founded on the premise that all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment.
More about earth day history.
Let the count-down begin and what better way to celebrate Mother Earth than to take some personal actions…
- DAY 1 : Use public transport – leave the car at home.
- DAY 2 : Walk/bike to school/work – good exercise for all.
- DAY 3 : Install water barrel at home . See “Survive a dry summer”.
- DAY 4 : Install water saving devices in toilet and shower. See water footprint.
The international World Water Day is fast approaching. Put the 22nd of March on your calendar and try to reduce your water footprint. The calcuation of your water footprint is not only based on the water you use everyday (washing, drinking, cooking, flushing), but it is also based on the water imbedded in the products we consume (coffee, tea, meat, cotton).
Measure your water footprint by using this water footprint calculator.
Fellow environmental NGO and member of the Environmental Pillar, Feasta, is holding an event on Tuesday 15th November in Dublin City Centre. Read on for more information:
A lecture by Steve Keen, author of Debunking Economics: the naked emperor dethroned. He is a winner of the Revere Award for being the economist who most cogently warned of the crisis, and whose work is most likely to prevent a future one. He is professor of economics and finance at the university of Western Sydney.
Followed by a panel discussion with Prof Keen and including Richard O’Rourke of The Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO Ireland) and Gillian Fallon and David Korowicz from Feasta, The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability.
On Tuesday 15th November at 7pm (for a 7.15 sharp start) at the Davenport hotel, Lr Merrion st, Dublin 2.
Entrance €10 (€5 Feasta & ASPO members, unwaged).
Surfing the Waves of Change: Join Cultivate for Resilience Month
Cultivate Community Resilience Month marks a celebration and analysis into the emerging field of community resilience, a localised and sustainable response to the challenges we face as individuals and inhabitants of a shared planet.
There are a host of events that you can go along to and get involved in, including: Read More
The annual Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival, now in its 6th year, will take place in Gortahork, Co. Donegal from 10th-14th June.
You can find out more details on their website www.guthgafa.com
Today is UN World Water Day, a global event that is held on the 22nd of March every year as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.
Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. This year’s focus is Water for Cities. If you are in Dublin, come along to Trinity’s Science Gallery to join in the global celebrations, listen to some brief talks and have a chat with some activists, including VOICE.
You can find out more on this link
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Thank you to everyone who entered our 2010 Christmas Raffle. We appreciate your support!
The winners have been notified by post.
The 15th Convergence Festival started yesterday May 26th and runs until Tuesday the 1st of June. It is run by The Village Project in Cloughjordan, Cultivate, Transition Ireland and many more and it features talks, conferences, workshops and world café discussions on how urban and rural communities can adapt and thrive in these uncertain times. This festival brings together people from a wide variety of sectors to strategise on how we develop the resilience of our communities. The events explore new ideas for going ‘green’, demonstrating local food growing projects, and best practices in reducing our fossil energy use and carbon emissions. There will also be opportunities to learn from the global South and from innovative Irish and international initiatives. Discussions will be hosted on energy smart communities, smart grids, smart transport systems, energy efficiency, carbon reduction and community energy supply. The festival will also explore how sustainable regeneration, energy descent, the green economy, low carbon cities, and transition towns can all contribute to the development of local resilience and community based livelihoods and jobs.
For more see Cultivate’s website and for the full schedule for the festival click here.
Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day which is, quite obviously, a day of celebration for ..the Earth! The Earth Day Network was founded 40 years ago on the premise that all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment. ‘Our mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable environment. We pursue our mission through a combination of education, public policy, and activism campaigns.’ Read More
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Why not give your friend or relation a VOICE subscription this Christmas?
If you are looking to give your friend, sister, brother, aunt, parent or neighbour something different and want to do your bit for the planet this Christmas why not give them a VOICE subscription of only €40 for individuals or €20 for students/unwaged and O.A.Ps?
Download PDF for full details
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