In September 2015 the world agreed to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.  Most of these goals are socio-economic goals and are unachievable unless the three environmental goals – Climate Action, Life Below Water and Life on Land – are focused on as priority.  Conventional efforts to achieve the other […]

Friday April 22 Is this year’s Earth Day. The theme this year is #InvestInOurPlanet. lists activities taking place across the globe, most of which seem to be happening in North America. At time of writing this, only one is listed on the Island of Ireland, where the charity Action […]

Walking with friends recently the subject Global Warming came up in conversation and one person commented that though he realised that countries like the Maldives were seriously threatened by sea level rise, he didn’t think that Global Warming affected us in Ireland at all.  In reality the EPA reports that […]

When news of the new Retrofitting scheme was announced by the government recently, I was probably one of the few Greens in the country who gave a sigh of mild irritation! Not, I hasten to add, because I have any issue with the scheme, quite the contrary in fact. I […]