We’ve just published our latest newsletter. Winter 2012. Check out stories about producer liability, resource efficiency, anaerobic digestion and our Feeding the 5,000 Dublin event!
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Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge we have ever faced. We all contribute to it and are all affected by it, but we can also work together within our communities to combat it, today. Our leaflet outlines what steps communities and individuals can take to combat climate change. Click link below to read our leaflet.
Want to reduce your water use at home?
Here is a handy guide to help you cut your consumption.
What are the environmental implications of food production, transportation, distribution, consumption and disposal? See our Food Matters Leaflet.
VOICE and several members of VOICE are participating in the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) postal study for An Post. They measure the performance of mail sent and received and report it weekly to An Post.
As participants, we receive and send letters on An Post’s behalf throughout the country and for each sender or receiver we put forward, we receive €125/year. If you’re both a receiver and sender, we receive €250/year. So far, in the last year, we have received around €2,000 from PcW.
Never heard of the Plenitude Economy? Neither had we before we watched this great little video from the Center for a New American Dream.
This fun animation provides a vision of what a post-consumer society could look like, with people working fewer hours and pursuing re-skilling, homesteading, and small-scale enterprises that can help reduce the overall size and impact of the consumer economy. Narrated by economist and best-selling author Juliet Schor (http://www.julietschor.org).
The shorter work week reminds us of the New Economic Foundation’s (NEF) ’21 Hours’ project, where everyone works just 21 hours a week. You can find out more about the NEF project by clicking here.
The current economic situation in Ireland is hitting a lot of Irish households hard. Charitable donations are often one of the first costs to be cut and even those who would like to help charities find themselves unable to keep up regular contributions.
Right now VOICE is looking for people to donate a small amount of time for a special project that won’t cost you a penny.
The project involves PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), who are investigating the efficiency of An Post’s service. Participants send and receive mail on behalf of PwC who measure the performance and report back to An Post.
So where does VOICE fit into this? PwC is always looking for new participants for the project and give donations to charities such as VOICE for newly recruited participants.
If you are interested in donating a small amount of your time to VOICE, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Tara at email@example.com and you could soon be doing your part to help improve Ireland’s environment.