Savage Beauty: Light artist Kari Kola transforms Ireland’s Connemara mountains with stunning colour and light display

Savage Beauty, an online art experience created by Finnish light artist Kari Kola, has transformed Ireland’s Connemara mountains in a spectacular display of colour and light. Kari Kola’s installation of 1,000 lights transforms a 5 kilometre-stretch of the mountain range in County Galway in a wash of vibrant pulsating colours, in what has been heralded by exhibition organisers, Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, as … Continue reading Savage Beauty: Light artist Kari Kola transforms Ireland’s Connemara mountains with stunning colour and light display

Victory for #NatureTrumpsWalls campaign as Irish authorities stop Trump’s “Irish Wall” along coastline

The construction of sea walls along Doughmore Beach in Ireland, coined “Trump’s Irish Wall”, has been refused permission by Ireland’s national planning appeal board, An Bord Pleanála. An Bord Pleanála formally rejected the plan for the construction of major seawalls, citing that the walls could damage the natural coastal sand dunes. Trump International Golf Links (TIGL) had submitted a plan to place hard armouing on … Continue reading Victory for #NatureTrumpsWalls campaign as Irish authorities stop Trump’s “Irish Wall” along coastline

Ireland reclaiming its greenery with plans to plant 440 million trees by 2040 to tackle climate change

The Emerald Isle is reclaiming its green as Ireland announced plans to plant 440 million trees by 2040, as part of its efforts to tackle climate change. Ireland first announced its climate plan in June, pledging to create 19,768 acres of new forestry land a year. Now the country is aiming to plant 22million trees every year over two decades. The target is to plant 70% conifer … Continue reading Ireland reclaiming its greenery with plans to plant 440 million trees by 2040 to tackle climate change

Circular Economy Academy: Ireland launches free mentoring programme to assist social enterprises

Ireland has launched its first Circular Economy Academy to assist social enterprises to develop successful businesses using circular economy models. The circular economy model is a perfect fit for Irish social enterprises and community organisations looking to establish a new project or expand operations whilst supporting climate action and environmental protection. It enables products to stay in circulation for longer through reuse, repair and innovation, … Continue reading Circular Economy Academy: Ireland launches free mentoring programme to assist social enterprises

Moy Hill Farm: Ireland’s surfer-led community farm launch crowdfunding campaign to expand

Ireland’s Moy Hill Farm, started by a community of surfers near the country’s famous cliffs of Moher, are looking to expand, which will enable farmers to plant 40,000 trees and to feed 150 families on the flat and windy Atlantic coast. The voluteer-run Moy Hill Farm, founded by former pro surfer Fergal Smith, has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to buy 60 acres of land between their … Continue reading Moy Hill Farm: Ireland’s surfer-led community farm launch crowdfunding campaign to expand

I Sea Pasta on the Dinner Table

Swap a plate of pasta for a sustainable plate of seaweed tagliatelle instead with I Sea Pasta. I Sea Pasta looks like tagliatelle but is in fact 100% wild, handpicked seaweed from Connemara, Ireland. Seaweed is a key sustainable food source. It is plentiful and does not need extra water, fertiliser or pesticides. I Sea Pasta can either be soaked in hot water or boiled. … Continue reading I Sea Pasta on the Dinner Table