Róisín Finlay

Róisín Finlay

Local action on environment

Local action on environment

Composting and wildlife gardening workshops from the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) were just one of 208 projects that received funding from the Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund last year.

Car-free world for a day?

Car-free world for a day?

World Car-Free Day on September 22 aims to stimulate thought and action on sustainable alternatives to travelling by car.

Go green at the Northwest

Go green at the Northwest

From bat walks to cave exploration, the third Green Festival Northwest (September 16-25), has plenty of events for those with an interest in matters organic or environmental.

Time for a nappy change?

Time for a nappy change?

An average baby will use at least 3,000 nappies before potty training. The vast majority of these are of the mainstream disposable variety and are tossed into the bin, making up at least 4 per cent of household waste.

Taking the pressure off our water supply

Taking the pressure off our water supply

Less than 3% of all the world's water is fresh and less than a third of one per cent of this is available to humans.

Let mother earth heat your home

Let mother earth heat your home

The price of oil hit the all-time high of $65 a barrel in recent days, with the cost of gas and electricity expected to increase accordingly by as much as 25 per cent and 36 per cent respectively.

In the footsteps of Fidel

In the footsteps of Fidel

Vibrant green mountains. Hawks wheeling on thermals against impossibly blue skies.

Five a day the organic way

Five a day the organic way

If you follow the nutritionists' advice and try to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, why not sign up for home delivery of a box of organic goodness?

Eco-Warrior: Open Can-o-Worms for clean life

Eco-Warrior: Open Can-o-Worms for clean life

If you believe that composting kitchen waste is the sole preserve of suburbanites with spacious gardens, think again.