Imagine a world with fewer cars and more trees; or cities with more patches of grass and more open spaces for sitting, playing, protesting, learning or simply being in.
If battery and related waste goes through general metal shredding instead of specialised and compliant recycling, damaging pollutants can be released into the environment.
I recently had the pleasure of getting lost in a second-hand bookshop in New England, surrounded by the soothing scent of old paper and fading inks, writes Susan Morrell.
Europe's forests are reaching saturation point as carbon sinks.
As seasons change, and we experience ups and downs in our own lives, the urge to reorganise - both in a physical and a spiritual sense - is a natural human response.
It's World Kitchen Garden Day today, so why not visit a community growing space near you or start a kitchen garden of your own?
When heat waves kill humans, blame the plants.
You can debate the artistic merits of graffiti until the cows come home, but our innate desire to alter our surroundings as a means of self-expression is here to stay.
Starbucks is to donate 10 cent per coffee purchased to St Michael's House, which provides services and support to intellectually challenged people.
Fresh and healthy summer drinks were a recent fixation of mine. But as temperatures have steadily risen, my need to keep cool has become more urgent.
The annual Carlow Garden Festival kicks off next Saturday and promises ten days of bloomin' great fun for the whole family.
Ahead of Blur's Kilmainham concert, Imma is hosting Blur 21: The Exhibition, a retrospective featuring photographs and artwork of the band.
The Rubicon Gallery is decamping to the North with an exhibition of modern Irish sculpture at the MAC Belfast, writes Susan Morrell.
Hang ten in Santa Cruz next winter, the bohemian coastal town that's California's surf mecca.
Temple Grandin's autism means she doesn't see the world as others do, but her condition gives her insights that elude the rest of the world, writes Susan Morrell.