by Emma Gallagher We’ve all heard the phrase One Minute to Midnight used to catastrophize the world’s use of resources and encourage a sense of urgency about the way we treat the earth and the emergency hurtling towards us. One particularly gripping use of this phrase comes from Dan Brown’s Inferno; “A beaker, with aContinue reading “One Minute To Midnight”
by Anangi Sumalde Last summer I read a copy of Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm by Isabella Tree. This book recounts how twenty years ago Isabella and her partner Charlie Burrell turned their traditional dairy farm (located on the 3,500-acre Knepp estate in southern England) into a thriving eco-tourism business. AtContinue reading “Rewilding in the Knepp Wildland“
This article discusses eating disorders and may be triggering for some readers. From culture to dietary restrictions to recovery from eating disorders, there are many reasons why veganism is still inaccessible. by Clara Roche In recent years, both veganism and vegetarianism have left the fringes of society to become one of the fastest-growing dietary trendsContinue reading “Inaccessibility of Veganism”
by Emma Gallagher It’s not looking great out there right now, but don’t give up! Here’s five things to help us all remain hopeful about the future of the climate fight. Floods covering large proportions of countries, wildfires claiming acres of natural habitats, oil companies making record breaking profits amid a cost of living crisisContinue reading “It’s Not Over Yet “
by Becca Payling Recently I’ve started to learn Esperanto. It’s a language envisioned by 19th-century doctor L.L. Zamenhof to bridge the cultural and linguistic gaps in the Southwest of the Russian Empire in what is now Poland and promote harmony between different communities. I’m very much only starting out, barely past Level 1 on DuolingoContinue reading “The Search for an Environmental Esperanto￼”
by Enzo Panetta The invasion of Ukraine by Russia in late February after years of tensions resulted in a series of sanctions adopted by Western powers towards the Kremlin. These primarily economic sanctions have been adopted to hamstring Russia’s economy and indirectly deter war, for fear of direct conflict between nuclear-armed nations. The list ofContinue reading “The War in Ukraine Reveals Europe’s Reliance On Fossil Fuels And Insufficient Energy Transition”
by Éle Ní Chonbhuí While ‘saving the planet’ we often mistake our actions for selfless sacrifices, rather than what they actually are – necessities. Many climate activists, myself included, have painted themselves as paragons of virtue due to their interest in the environment. Yet, suggesting that environmentalists are more morally mature through their decisions, infersContinue reading “Making Climate Activism More Palatable”
If money was not an issue, there are many many ways that Ireland could improve its public transport system.
Is recycling nothing more than a marketing strategy? Faye Murphy discusses her journey of delving into the history, science and reality of recycling.
After a summer filled with climate-related extreme weather events, Éanna O’ Loughlin discusses why it is becoming increasingly hard to ignore climate change.