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Your 24-hour guide to saving the planet by going green

Your 24-hour guide to saving the planet by going green

Scrap conditioner and eat porridge for breakfast — Maresa Fegan has a 24-hour guide to going green

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Darina Allen: How to grown your own veg, use leftovers and live sustainably

Darina Allen: How to grown your own veg, use leftovers and live sustainably

From growing your own, to cooking with leftovers, Darina Allen has been advocating a sustainable approach to food for decades now. We are finally listening, writes Joe McNamee

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Tree-hugging? Meet the Kerry hoteliers who are showing how it's done

Tree-hugging? Meet the Kerry hoteliers who are showing how it's done

Eve Kelliher talks to a dynamic duo with a passion for sustainability at home and in their workplace

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The future of travel - has Covid-19 given us the wake up call we needed?

The future of travel - has Covid-19 given us the wake up call we needed?

Has Covid-19 made sustainable travel a reality? Will staycations be the holiday of the future? Tom Breathnach asks the experts.

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Michelle Darmody: How to help the planet through food

Michelle Darmody: How to help the planet through food

Today’s Weekend magazine is focusing its attention on environmental sustainability. This is a hugely important subject in relation to food, the emissions and damage that the current food industry inflict on the environment is unparalleled.

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Derval O'Rourke: Five top tips for sustainable living

Derval O'Rourke: Five top tips for sustainable living

In my house we try to be conscious of our choices and how they affect sustainable living.

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Sustainable solutions: Searching for eco-friendly ways to decontaminate PPE

Sustainable solutions: Searching for eco-friendly ways to decontaminate PPE

COVID-19 is a formidable enemy that has massively impacted our lives, but it has a weakness – it’s highly susceptible to disinfectants.

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Dorothy Cross: An artist in tune with nature

Dorothy Cross: An artist in tune with nature

As part of our Sustainability Week coverage, Des O'Driscoll spoke to the Cork artist about her adventures in the natural world and its representation in her work

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Let's hear it for Cork's zero heroes

Let's hear it for Cork's zero heroes

Zero-waste warriors tell Kya DeLongchamps about how they embarked on their sustainability odyssey

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Trend of the Week: Sustainable style

Trend of the Week: Sustainable style

Step lightly in clothes that don’t cost the earth.

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City girl's green fingers pay dividends as business grows in midst of crisis

City girl's green fingers pay dividends as business grows in midst of crisis

Mags Riordan readily admits to being a city girl born and bred, someone who never had a garden and would not have known the difference between an annual and a perennial.

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Golden age of 1,500 archaeology discoveries per year starts

Golden age of 1,500 archaeology discoveries per year starts

We’ve entered a golden age of new archaeological discoveries, with three times the usual number reported to the Agricultural Survey of Ireland (ASI) in 2019 alone.

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Sustainable gardening: How to make your own compost

Sustainable gardening: How to make your own compost

Peter Dowdall has details on a key ingredient for a sustainable garden

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Skin Nerd: How to make Your skincare more sustainable

Skin Nerd: How to make Your skincare more sustainable

Getting the best out of your current routine and making small changes can make a world of difference

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Wind energy body outlines three things Ireland needs to harness its offshore wind potential

Wind energy body outlines three things Ireland needs to harness its offshore wind potential

Wind energy was the number one source of Ireland's electricity during the first three months of 2020.

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Turn over a new leaf: Books to inspire you to live a more sustainable life

Turn over a new leaf: Books to inspire you to live a more sustainable life

Working towards a more sustainable life might seem daunting, but a few directions, checklists and ideas, with some photos to motivate might be the starting point, writes Carol O’Callaghan

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Immersive read: Biodiversity-friendly gardens: for a healthier planet and a healthier you

Immersive read: Biodiversity-friendly gardens: for a healthier planet and a healthier you

Every biodiversity-friendly garden is a step towards a healthier planet and a healthier you

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Making Cents: Avail of grants for sustainable living indoors

Making Cents: Avail of grants for sustainable living indoors

When it comes to sustainable living, one of the main ways we can make a difference is in our own homes.

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Green shoots of eco-economy: Irish businesses who have embraced sustainability

Green shoots of eco-economy: Irish businesses who have embraced sustainability

Irish businesses were pursuing sustainability strategies before it became fashionable, writes Catherine Shanahan.

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Wool in School initiative teaches children how to develop sustainable practices

Wool in School initiative teaches children how to develop sustainable practices

The Wool in School education initiative, conducted by fibre artist Lorna McCormack, teaches children how to develop sustainable practices, writes Geraldine Walsh.

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School Daze: ‘I loved anything creative so naturally art was something I really enjoyed'

School Daze: ‘I loved anything creative so naturally art was something I really enjoyed'

Sinéad Crowley chats to Eve Kelleher about her time in school.

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These top tips from UCC's boffins will ensure you have a happy and sustainable Christmas

These top tips from UCC's boffins will ensure you have a happy and sustainable Christmas

With Ireland expected to generate approximately 90,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas, academics at the University College Cork (UCC) Environmental Research Institute (ERI), have come together to provide the top ten tips for a green Christmas.

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Cork couple behind breakthrough for energy solutions in energy renovation projects

Cork couple behind breakthrough for energy solutions in energy renovation projects

A Cork-based startup is aiming to tackle the dual problems of carbon emissions and fuel poverty with its software solution for housing providers.

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Boohoo launches new fashion range made from recycled plastic

Boohoo launches new fashion range made from recycled plastic

The For the Future range has been made of 95% recycled polyester, the fabric derived from plastic.

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The Pádraig Hoare interview: 'LED-ing the way for 'greener' business'

The Pádraig Hoare interview: 'LED-ing the way for 'greener' business'

Climate change and energy efficiency were not a priority for many businesses when Cork firm Verde LED began in 2010.

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These are some of the pioneering plastic-free stores in Ireland and the UK

These are some of the pioneering plastic-free stores in Ireland and the UK

Take a look at the trailblazers, as Waitrose trials a new packaging-free scheme.

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Higgins: Gardeners the 'canaries in our coal mine' as they have suffered effects of climate change

Higgins: Gardeners the 'canaries in our coal mine' as they have suffered effects of climate change

Gardeners could be the “canaries in our coal mine” because they already see the effects of climate change, President Michael D Higgins said at the opening of the Bloom festival.

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Climate action: Meet the young doctors who want to save the planet

Climate action: Meet the young doctors who want to save the planet

Young Irish doctors are working together to raise awareness on how the environment impacts our health, says Helen O’Callaghan

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10 ways you really can ‘do your bit’ for sustainability

10 ways you really can ‘do your bit’ for sustainability

It’s not easy at first, but we can live a more sustainable life by simply forming a few new habits, writes Áilín Quinlan.

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Freewheeling: E-bikes give Esther N McCarthy a brand new superpower

Freewheeling: E-bikes give Esther N McCarthy a brand new superpower

Though sceptical at first, Esther N McCarthy’s conversion to E-bikes has given her a brand new superpower

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Sustaining success in business: Environmentally sound companies helping save the planet

Sustaining success in business: Environmentally sound companies helping save the planet

Helen O’Callaghan talks to three Cork business owners who are thriving with used goods.

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My Job: Green agenda at core of business thinking

My Job: Green agenda at core of business thinking

ENTERPRISE Ireland’s Green Programme is designed to assist companies to incorporate sustainable practices into the day-to-day running of their business.

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Volts-wagen: When the 'people’s car' goes electric,  you know it’s time to get plugged in

Volts-wagen: When the 'people’s car' goes electric, you know it’s time to get plugged in

For the longest time, electric vehicles seemed destined to remain a minority sport. Lightning-fast playthings of the rich and famous – or quirky garage projects of wide-eyed scientists. But in the last year or two all of that’s changed.

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Stylish salvage: Make your home street smart with reclaimed and recycled materials

Stylish salvage: Make your home street smart with reclaimed and recycled materials

Irish Examiner Sustainability Month special: Aileen Lee profiles Laury Poisson of Home Street Home

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Irish Examiner Sustainability Month special: Are retailers  meeting customer expectations for sustainable products?

Irish Examiner Sustainability Month special: Are retailers meeting customer expectations for sustainable products?

As we become more environmentally conscious, retailers are appearing to make greater strides towards meeting customer expectations for sustainable products, while offering value for money, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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Time for a red revolution: Breaking the cycle of unsustainable feminine hygiene products

Time for a red revolution: Breaking the cycle of unsustainable feminine hygiene products

Women are breaking the old ‘taboo’ to talk about period waste and campaign for sustainable feminine hygiene options, writes Ellie O'Byrne.

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BMW's drive and range shows why they are leading the charge toward electric driving

BMW's drive and range shows why they are leading the charge toward electric driving

When BMW launched their first electric car in 2014, the BMW i3 captivated critics but divided public opinion with its quirky exterior and unlikely BMW design. What caught critics attention was not how it looked, but what it represented.

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Appliance of Science: How do we achieve a sustainable future?

Appliance of Science: How do we achieve a sustainable future?

Climate change, biodiversity, and sustainability are all words that appear in daily news reports, and with good reason. We have all been informed, from various sources, that our current way of life, on a global scale, is unsustainable and the time-lines presented to us for action are quite alarming, write Dr Naomi Lavelle

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Peter Dowdall: What we can do every day to improve the planet

Peter Dowdall: What we can do every day to improve the planet

Ahead of the Irish Examiner sustainability event in the Glucksman on May 28, award-winning gardener Peter Dowdall explains why green really is an everyday colour

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Meet the man on a mission to save a little-known river in Cork City

Meet the man on a mission to save a little-known river in Cork City

Chris Moody, the first person to film otters on the River Bride in Cork City, argues that we should be protecting the biodiversity of urban waterways, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland answers the great big green energy questions

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland answers the great big green energy questions

Kya deLongchamps asks the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland to address five key issues on home upgrades

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Curds and whey: Art of making sustainable cheese

Curds and whey: Art of making sustainable cheese

Rather than flying in cheese from abroad, a couple with a passion for local produce opted instead for a spot of import substitution at their Co Cork dairy, writes Roz Crowley.

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Dithering while the world burns

Dithering while the world burns

Ireland was the subject of global headlines last week after a climate emergency was declared. Let’s hope we follow through this time, writes Caroline O’Doherty.

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How employers can help to save our hard-working bees

How employers can help to save our hard-working bees

Ireland’s threatened bee species can benefit from businesses large and small signing up for the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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What are Irish festivals doing to be eco-conscious?

What are Irish festivals doing to be eco-conscious?

As we dust off our gladrags for the summer’s festival calendar, Ellie O’Byrne asks what Irish music festivals are doing to go green this year.

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Get your tickets for the Irish Examiner's 'Green is an everyday colour' event

Get your tickets for the Irish Examiner's 'Green is an everyday colour' event

Green is an everyday colour - Join us and our panelists, Irish Examiner gardening columnist Peter Dowdall, James Kavanagh and William Murray of Currabinny, and Juanita Browne of the National Biodiversity Centre at The Glucksman Gallery on May 28 for an evening of discussion on how the green agenda and sustainability play a role in all areas of life.

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Wish List: Sustainability Month special - How going green can still be stylish

Wish List: Sustainability Month special - How going green can still be stylish

From taking care of our bee population to clothing with a conscience and recycled storage options, going green can still be stylish, says Esther N McCarthy

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The wasteful cycle of the fashion industry

The wasteful cycle of the fashion industry

Dr Dorothy Maxwell has long been frustrated by the fashion industry’s waste. She explains why it must take action, writes Ruth O’Connor.

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23 schemes to ‘get a result’ for the environment

23 schemes to ‘get a result’ for the environment

Daniel Hession reports on how European Innovation Partnership schemes will use €59m of funding to help build a sustainable agricultural system that respects the environment

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Making Cents: Bringing up baby the sustainable way

Making Cents: Bringing up baby the sustainable way

Becoming a parent can be a trigger for people to start thinking about living in a more sustainable way, as we are discussing all month in the Irish Examiner.

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Authors4Oceans: The children's writers raising awareness of plastic pollution

Authors4Oceans: The children's writers raising awareness of plastic pollution

Authors4Oceans will be at the International Literature Festival as part of their efforts to use kids’ books to raise awareness about the destructive powers of plastic, writes Richard Fitzpatrick.

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Immersive read: Why we all need to care about saving Ireland’s starving bees

Immersive read: Why we all need to care about saving Ireland’s starving bees

We need to take action to save Ireland’s starving bees

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UCC's Maria Kirrane learning lessons for climate change

UCC's Maria Kirrane learning lessons for climate change

Maria Kirrane is a leading advocate at UCC for applying the small steps taken by the college on sustainability across the whole of the city, writes

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Cork firm with the tech to oil the energy wheels

Cork firm with the tech to oil the energy wheels

ARQ has a technology to help keep wind turbines and other machinery working, writes Trish Dromey.

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No escaping increases in carbon taxes

No escaping increases in carbon taxes

Ireland is the second country in the world to declare a ‘climate emergency’, but the Government must face up to promoting potentially unpopular hikes in carbon taxes, writes Kyran Fitzgerald.

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Irish Mammies fixing climate change? As if they hadn’t enough to be doing

Irish Mammies fixing climate change? As if they hadn’t enough to be doing

Irish Mammies fixing climate change? As if they hadn’t ENOUGH to be doing.

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