Trinity’s Overuse of Paper

by Ruaidhrí Saulnier When I was preparing to sit for my leaving cert before it got cancelled, my chemistry teacher often told me, “We’re not here to save the planet.” While this remark sounds odd, it relates to the fact that I would try and squeeze in as much information as possible onto one sheetContinue reading “Trinity’s Overuse of Paper”

Human Behaviour to the Climate Crisis

by Sophie Finegan How many of you honestly ignore something in the hope that it goes away? In need of some divine inspiration? Perhaps it is that assignment due at the end of term you’ve been putting off- the mere thought of which resembles what you can only imagine are the burning fires of hellContinue reading “Human Behaviour to the Climate Crisis”

The Obstructed Horizon: Charting Our Shifting Oceanic Paradigm

by Bruna Ciulli A couple of years ago, when listening to The Big Sky, in which Kate Bush exclaims, “I’m looking at the big sky/ You never understood me/ You never really tried,” I was hit with a bout of cosmic horror; a torment regarding the unintelligibility of the big sky’s apparent infinitude. Through subsequentContinue reading “The Obstructed Horizon: Charting Our Shifting Oceanic Paradigm”

Ireland’s Updated Climate Action Plan 

by Eoin Brennan In December, the Irish Government released its new and updated Climate Action Plan 2023. It is the first plan following the introduction of country-wide carbon budgets in July, which featured emissions targets for specific industries. This is the second time the 2019 Climate Action Plan has been amended. This article will discussContinue reading “Ireland’s Updated Climate Action Plan “

The History of the Decline of Irish Rail Networks

by Ellen Duggan I’m afraid before I introduce you to the tragic history of the decline of the once-glorious Irish rail network, I must confess a bias. Not only a bias towards the train as a means of transport (as any student can tell you, it is much easier to write an essay on aContinue reading “The History of the Decline of Irish Rail Networks”

Maximalism: A Case For More Over Less in Living Sustainably

by Becca Payling The idea that we need to slow down is an undisputed fact. Through the growing conversations around slow living, de-influencing and the importance of community, corporation tactics and advertising strategies that entice us to buy their products and continue to strip the planet of its resources are becoming increasingly evident. Consumption –Continue reading “Maximalism: A Case For More Over Less in Living Sustainably”

Student Climate Coalition Launched in Trinity

by Roisin Dolliver Third level students have always been primary drivers of political change. We’re keen, curious, privileged in our education, and precarious in most other aspects. We are a community of likeminded people and have access to numerous resources. In short, we’re pretty perfect activist material. So why hasn’t there been a greater collectiveContinue reading “Student Climate Coalition Launched in Trinity”

COP27: What You Need to Know 

By Macyn Hanzlik-Barend  On November 6th, 2022 over 35,000 attendees came together for the commencement of the 27th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP27. This conference was held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, leading many to refer to it as the ‘AfricanContinue reading “COP27: What You Need to Know “

Trinity’s Climate Activists Strike to End Fossil Fuel Financing

By Faye Murphy On March 3rd, a global climate strike organised by Fridays for Future took place. The protest was organised in response to the continued financing of the fossil fuel industry. Despite the growing awareness of the dangers of climate change, many governments and corporations continue to invest in the extraction and burning ofContinue reading “Trinity’s Climate Activists Strike to End Fossil Fuel Financing”

The Climate vs. Capitalism

by Steven James There are a multitude of factors contributing to the ever-deteriorating climate situation we are facing. Overpopulation, lack of recycling, overconsumption of finite resources, and manufacturing of compounds and gases that are destroying our environment are not only examples of these factors, but also markers of a growing global economy. Despite being atContinue reading “The Climate vs. Capitalism”