TheCity.ie’s Kate Brayden speaks to Co. Clare Green Party councillor Roisin Garvey and Futureproof Clare about the Shannon LNG concession, and the party’s 7% emissions target.
“Plastic; can’t live with it, can’t live without it.” This is the motto of the latest exhibition to be presented in Science Gallery Dublin. The exhibition, simply named PLASTIC, has been running since October 25 and will continue into the new year, ending on February 2. The gallery’s exhibition team, along with some outside advisors and Trinity College alumni, started PLASTIC to highlight not only the perils of the manmade material but also its merits. With the European Union putting in place a 2021 deadline for banning single-use plastic, PLASTIC set out to emphasise the point that plastic, as a material, exists for a reason and accepted or not, we have come to a stage in our lives that we need plastic to continue working and evolving as we are.
Wednesday, December 11, saw the opening of Rathmines’ first ever packaging-free, zero-waste food store. Ken Kinsella, of Blackrock, has become Ireland’s first franchise partner of The Source Bulk Foods. The Source first started seven years ago in 2012 in the tiny Australian town of Mullumbimby by a husband and wife who wanted to live better and enable others to do so too. Starting from a small fruit, vegetable and health shop focussing on providing locally sourced, honest products. Now, The Source Bulk Foods have 60 stores in Australia alone and have franchised into the UK, New Zealand, Singapore and now Ireland.
Sustainability. Probably the biggest buzzword of 2019 and, if things persist, its more than likely that it will carry into 2020. The idea of living sustainably isn’t a new one but it is a movement that is extremely timely at the moment. It involves living in a loop and leaving no trace, be it tangible waste or that of your carbon footprint.
Amidst calls for people to live more sustainably and with the climate crisis not showing any signs of slowing down, this Christmas many people may be left wondering, which tree is better for the environment, real or fake? With many factors to consider, it turns out the answer is not as simple as you might think.