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”

Consumerist Culture and the Climate: A Crisis

by Ella Hussey  With the false reality that social media has created over recent years, the younger generation has developed a lack of awareness of how their desire to consume fast fashion has significantly damaged the environment. In a study completed in 2020, students of Aalto University found that fast fashion produces 92 million tonnesContinue reading “Consumerist Culture and the Climate: A Crisis”

Trinity’s Urban Garden Project

by Anangi Sumalde As someone who has lived in a city her whole life, I place great value on the connective power of urban community gardens. As the world’s population becomes increasingly urbanised, with more low-income families living within so-called ‘food deserts’, these oases of green allow us city-dwelling folks the opportunity to ditch theContinue reading “Trinity’s Urban Garden Project”