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  • Travelling & Volunteering in Latin America

    LASC - Latin America Solidarity Centre presents a Day-long Workshop:  Travelling & Volunteering in Latin America

    Saturday 21st June | 10:00am – 3:00pm* |  Irish Aid Volunteering & Information Centre - 27-31 Upper O’Connell Street Dublin 1

    This workshop is designed for those considering travelling and/or volunteering in Latin America. As well as looking at practical opportunities for getting to Latin America, the session will also explore issues such as responsible tourism, motivations for volunteering, cultural appropriateness and the political climate in Latin America today.

    *The workshop will continue after 3pm in a café near the Irish Aid Centre to allow participants to exchange ideas and tips with people who have travelled and volunteered in Latin America.

     Fee: €40 waged / €30 concessions (unemployed, students with ID and LASC members)

     For further information contact LASC on 01 676 0435 or on


  • A Celebration of Winter - Slow Food Banquet

    Tickets: 01 677 2255 | Available from Temple Bar Cultural Information Centre

    Dublin’s Slow Food convivium will be hosting the second of its Seasonal Celebrations - A Celebration of Winter - on Sunday December 14th, 6-10pm at Temple Bar's Meeting House Square.

    All are welcome to come and celebrate the new season’s bounty with our city’s small producers, artisans and community gardens.

    There will be tasting stalls, a little Trad music from Joe Molloy and friends, David Llewellyn’s hot spiced cider, a four course banquet including with organic wine from Febvre and Pat Clarke’s locally bred spit roast pigs stuffed with chestnuts and much, much more that is local, seasonal and delicious.

    If you are worried about the chill in the air bring your hot-water bottles and we will fill them with piping hot water for you.

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  • Feile na Samhna

    pumpkin.jpgFADA is hosting this 2nd annual event in Newbridge, County Kildare

    Beat the world crisis blues and raise your spirits at FADA’s second annual Feile na Sammhna (Halloween Festival) on the 30th and 31st of October around Georges St., Newbridge. The festival will feature children’s activities, live music, markets, craft demonstrations, speakers and films.

    The event is organised by FADA (, a county-wide volunteer organisation that looks for local solutions to global problems. 

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  • Featured in the Shop


    Water Saving Shower Heads from Multishower €50

    These Swedish manufactured, simple and very effective Water Saving Shower Heads save up to 50% of the water per shower.  This means a 50% reduction in energy costs. The soft pulse water presentation is very pleasing and twice as effective. Another benefit is that limescale build up will never occur as there are no holes to block. Installation is simple, the shower head fits to all standard hoses.  You can note your savings with the water consumption test bag provided.

  • CELT - Centre for Environmental Living and Training

    Traditional and ecological skills training - opportunities to learn a new skill.

    Summer in the Woods
    28 / 29 / 30 July at Bealkelly Wood, Tuamgraney, Co.Clare
    Choice from 15 different courses  (2 day or 3 day options)

    Weekend on the Mountain
    (in association with Carraig Dulra living skills project)
    11 / 12 August at Carraig Dulra, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow
    Choose from 5 different courses (more info : see )


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  • Climate Change Forum: What is at stake in Copenhagen?

    Friday, 20 November 2009 | 9am | European Parliament Office, Molesworth Street, Dublin | RSVP to

    John Gormley TD, Minister for the Environment, and Erik Hammarskjöld of the Swedish Presidency of the EU will be joined by Tom Arnold of Concern, Mary Kelly of the IPA and Cristian Dominguez Noco of the Bolivian Confederation of Working Farmers for a forum on Climate Change entitled 'What is at stake in Copenhagen?

    This forum is being jointly organised by the European Parliament Office in Ireland, the Swedish Embassy in Ireland and the Institute of International and European Affairs.

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  • Improving the Energy Efficiency of our Existing Housing Stock

    Thursday 18th December | 14:00 - 16:00 | Ballymun Council Chamber, 1st floor of the Ballymun Civic Centre, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

    You are invited to attend the seventh of the AVASH Seminars organised by DW EcoCo. The seminars are part of an EU funded research project “Advanced Ventilation Approaches for Social Housing”.

    We will present the final results of the research project including:

    • Energy surveys carried out among a total sample of 68 social housing units in Ireland, the UK and Denmark;
    • Modeling of airtightness, ventilation and insulation measures;
    • Lifecycle cost analysis of the retrofitting strategies.

    We will also discuss the proposed improvements in regards their potentially positive effect on the Irish construction industry and the economy in general.

    This seminar is organised with the support of the Intelligent Energy Europe programme and Ballymun Regeneration Ltd.  Further information is available on the project’s website

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  • Weekend in the Woods

    Traditional Skills and Crafts Training, 3rd & 4th May 2008

    Weekend in the Woods, Bealkelly Woods, Tuamgraney, East Clare | | info[at] | (061) 640765

    Learn a Traditional Skill or Craft in the unique and beautiful surroundings of Bealkelly Woods, on the shores of Lough Derg, East Clare.

    2 day workshops, including Woodcrafts for Children (8-14yrs). Choose from 17 courses on offer : Spinning and Weaving / Steam-bending Wood / Greenwood Furniture / Coppersmithing / Wood Carving / Sugan Chair making / Stone Carving and Clay Sculpture / Silversmithing / Blacksmithing / Basketry / River Ecology and Management / Herb-lore / Tipi making / Lime-Hemp Plastering / Bow making / Dry-stone and Lime-mortar Walling / Woodcrafts(8 - 14 yrs)


  • Growing Healthy Vegetables


    Wednesday 20th October 2010 | 6pm | €Free | Minerva Suite | RDS | For booking and more information please contact RDS Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 | 01 240 7254 | |

    The RDS has invited Klaus Laitenberger to give a talk on growing healthy vegetables to complement the launch of their RDS Allotment Awards.

    "In the last few decades we perceive ourselves as a separate unit on the earth and think that technology will eventually solve all our poblems.  But I strongly believe that only the care for the earth and soil and expecially the plots we tend will bring us a lot more satisfaction and happiness than the many gadgets which seem all important to us now." - Klaus Laitenberger

    Cultivate has copies of Klaus Laitenberger's book Vegetables For the Irish Garden. Buy online.

  • Publicise your environmental events for FREE

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    Got an environmental event to plug? Why not take a minute to publicise it, free of charge, on Northern Ireland Environment Link's (NIEL) new online events calendar?

    Simply click on and copy and paste the details into the online form - you can also add an image or web link! Your event will then be moderated internally and will appear live within five working days. All types of environmental events can be submitted for consideration, including conferences, talks, training courses, walks, volunteer work days, etc.

    NIEL's new online events calendar offers a cost effective way of reaching a large target audience with an interest in environmental matters and provides a good means of connecting with the general public; recent statistics show that the NIEL website received over 500,000 hits and 40,000 visitors this year alone!

    tel: 028 9045 5770 or email:

  • Teachers Needed for Developing Sustainability Resource

    Are you a teacher working in Ireland, who may  be interested in helping with the development stage of a UK and  Ireland GAP / SKY partnership project? This will be an online  website with resources for teaching sustainability in school, mainly focused around food.

    This will happen for 1 day on the 21st of August in London.

    Each teacher will be paid £100 for the day. We will also cover  transport costs, accommodation and food during the event.

    What is The SKY/GAP Food project

    Global Action Plan (GAP) has been selected by Sky as its three-year  charity partner. The lead project in this partnership is a school  project supporting schools to take practical action to address  issues surrounding sustainable food in their schools as well as  their local communities...

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  • Carraig Dúlra

    Heritage Skills Weekend 11th -12th October - €165

    Come and camp for the weekend while taking a course in one of the following heritage skills: 

    • Dry Stone Walling
    • Bushcraft/Primitive Skills (bowdrill, tracking, shelter making etc.)
    • Greenwood Furniture making
    • Stone carving
    • Sugan chair making
    • Felt making
    • Native trees and intro to Coppice Crafts

    This is a full weekend and pre-booking of your chosen course is required.  Open to age 14+.  Courses from €165, including camping at Carrig Dulra organic farm.  Food will be available (additional cost).

    Carraig Dúlra is an organic small-holding in Wicklow, run by Suzie and Mike Cahn which provides a variety of educational and community initiatives.  Coming up at Carraig Dulra:

  • South Dublin Allotments Association 3rd Annual Open Day

  • Celebrating Brigid of Faughart at Imbolc

    Dundalk, Faughart, Ravensdale and Carlingford, Co. Louth.

    Wed 28th Jan  - Sun 1st Feb 2009

    Brat Bhríde welcomes you to this festival which celebrates Brigid of Faughart and the Celtic festival of Imbolc in myth, landscape, folklore, spiritual customs, music and dance. The emphasis of this festival is to revisit and reclaim the richness of the traditions associated with Brigid of Faughart, in ways which are relevant to our lives in the 21st century. The lectures and workshops will offer opportunities for expanding deepening our knowledge of Brigid for tasting the Wisdom that she was and still is for Integrating Feminine Consciousness more surely into contemporary culture. The music and the time honoured rituals associated with Brigid and Imbolc will nourish our hearts and souls, and give us confidence in these uncertain times.

    Brat Bhríde ( Maura Lennon, Mairead Heeney, Fr Tom Hamill and Dolores Whelan) is a voluntary group who have come together to organise this festival. Lá Fhéile Bhríde will also be celebrated with a Tridium in St Nicholas Church Dundalk (29th Jan—1st Feb) and with a candlelight pilgrimage at Faughart Shrine (Feb 1st).

    Bookings and full detail: 042 9371901 | ...

  • CELT Weekend in the Woods

    celt.jpgTraditional Skills and Crafts Training

    12/13/14th July 2008 | Bealkelly Oak Woods, Tuamgraney, East Clare

    Learn a Traditional Skill or Craft in the unique and beautiful surroundings of Bealkelly Woods, on the shores of Lough Derg, East Clare.

    2 or 3 day workshops, including Woodcrafts & Rustic Art for Youngsters (8-14yrs). 19 courses on offer : Dry-stone and Lime-mortar Walling / Spinning & Weaving / Shave-horse Construction / Greenwood Furniture / Coppersmithing / Wood Carving / Sugan Chair-making / Stone Carving & Clay Sculpture / Silversmithing / Blacksmithing / Basketry / Boat Building / Herblore / Building with Cob & Cordwood  / Felt-making / Bow making / Yurt-Wheel Construction and New Course! Rustic Tool-Making

    For info & on-line booking | | (061) 640765

  • 'The Downside of Up' - Short Course

    Tuesdays 25th Sept & 2nd Oct | 7.30-9.30pm | €40 |

    A short FEASTA course with David Korowicz on how economic growth eats itself, the environment, and makes society poorer.  Explores the idea and operation of the global economy in the context of the wider eco-system in which it is situated. The continuing desire for economic growth, by its nature, will require ever more inputs of materials and energy. At the same time, it generates more and more waste such as greenhouse gasses. Is such an economy sustainable? Does it make us more content?  Indeed, what is an economy for? Will nature force a change? Are other forms of money creation possible?

  • Feasta Energy and Climate Group (with Cap and Share) 2nd Annual Meeting

    Friday 27th July, 2007 7.30pm 
    Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 |  Website  |  Enquiries

    An evening of presentations and discussions on the theme: climate change, peak oil and global equity

    Members of the group, including those visiting from Britain for its annual meeting at Glencree, will present the latest information on the timing of the peaks in oil, gas and coal production and how this relates to the climate crisis. Other topics will include a discussion on whether the EU's target of limiting the rise in global temperatures to 2 degrees C above the pre-industrial level is adequate and how rapid a reduction in fossil energy use it would entail.

    The group has spent the past year developing the Cap and Share framework for dividing up the limited amount of greenhouse gases that can be released without breaching whatever temperature-rise target is chosen amongst the people of the world. The principles behind Cap and Share will be explained and the meeting will hear a report on the progress that has been made on getting C&S put into use.

  • Stop Climate Chaos - Umbrella Action Day

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    Sunday June 15th, 3 P.M. | Martello Tower, Sandymount Strand

    Last year: a sea of dancing umbrellas on a sunny day, our first Umbrella Action Day was unforgettable. We pressed the new Dáil and the incoming Government to take climate change seriously.

    One year on: we're telling them how to start reducing Ireland's outsized carbon footprint. We're going back to the beach to demand the Government put a clear, fair, price on carbon across the whole economy.

    We'll mark one year of the new Government with an event and a new leaflet that graphically illustrate Ireland's record  on greenhouse gas emissions compared with that of other countries. The Irish are emitting 17.5 tonnes of climate pollution per person every year, making us the sixth most polluting of the developed countries. If everyone polluted like the Irish, we would need three planet earths to survive.

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  • Home Birth

    By Maire Ni Chonchubhair

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  • Partnership for Change - Climate Change Conference


    Friday 14th Nov, 2008 | Cork International Airport Hotel | Airport Business Park, Cork

    If you want to know more about Climate Change and Global Warming; if you want to help shape the future,

    Partnership for Change, established in 2008 is an emerging, non-profit, non-partisan organisation supported by leading businesses and professional bodies dedicated to providing the public, business and civic leaders, and policymakers with objective and understandable information about issues of climate change and global warming.

    The Partnership for Change - Climate Change Conference sponsored by Bord Gáis and EnviroManagement Services will be addressed by distinguished and leading international experts, speakers and panelists who will demonstrate the challenges facing humanity on an international, regional and local level, and provide essential advice on tackling climate change and planning for an uncertain future. The event specifically sets out to encourage open discussion and collaboration between the scientific community, professional bodies and institutions, business, farmers organizations, public and private sector, NGO’s, political parties


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  • Afri Event: Hedge School 2008

    Pipelines and Profits: People Under Pressure

    A unique blend of conversation, debate, music, art, film, fun and food!

    From 24th to 26th October
    Film screening Friday 24th at 8.30pm
    Conference sessions Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th
    Registration 9.15am Saturday
    Glenamoy Community Centre, Erris, Co Mayo

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  • Phibsborough Environmental Seminar


    Saturday 11th September 2010 | 3pm-6pm | All Saints Church Hall, Phibsborough Road D7 | €Free

    This free seminar will showcase a number of social and environmental projects within Dublin and promote and explain these projects and environmental activities to new audiences. Capacity is limited with seating being allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.

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  • The Future of Urban Cycling


    Tuesday 2nd November 2010 | 7pm | €Free | Cultivate at The Greenhouse, St Andrew St, D2 (map)

    Dr. Peter Cox from Chester University explores the question:  "What is the future of urban cycling?"

    Dublin Cycling Campaign is delighted to welcome Peter to speak in Dublin.  He has a wealth of experience in the areas of social change, sustainability and the history of cycling technologies, and we are sure the event will attract cycling advocates, academics, transport and planning professionals and the general public. 

    Dr. Cox’s presentation will provide a broad historical and comparative overview of the development of cycling in a UK and global context.  He will comment on the range of initiatives and struggles to work out what might be best to safeguard and support cycling in contrasting contexts. He will consider the interplay between cycling technologies and infrastructure, and explore the question: how do we ensure that we are planning and building for the future and not the past?  A copy of the poster and further details of the event are

  • Mitigating climate change, The challenges and opportunities for Forestry in Ireland

    Wednesday 5th November 2008  | Silver Springs Hotel, Cork | Latest Information

    The Irish Natural Forestry Foundation presents a one day conference:

    “Mitigating climate change; The challenges and opportunities for forestry in Ireland"

    Climate change is widely recognised as the greatest environmental challenge facing the world today and it is well established that sustainable forestry systems can have a significant role in mitigating these changes.

    Climate change will bring challenges and require adjustments to the way that forests in Ireland are managed. Newly created, and existing forests, will have to be diverse and robust enough to cope with an uncertain future. We will have to pursue a flexible form of forestry which can be modified to match the changing conditions.

    The Irish Natural Forestry Foundation (INFF) is hosting a one day conference in order to stimulate debate and cooperation between all sectors involved in forestry, farming and water management and to help develop the informed policies and practices necessary to address the challenges that climate change presents.

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  • Slow Food Dinner - Dublin

    Wednesday 2nd April 2008 7pm | The James Joyce Centre | 35 North Great Georges St. Dublin 1 | Members €35 Non Members €46

    Slow Food invites you to a Seasonal Celebration - a coming together of Dublin Food Producers and the Dublin Food Community, for a meal, talks and tastings.

    There will be opportinities to join on the night.

    If you are intrested in comming along to enjoy good food, meet local food producers,  chat with chefs and share your food knowledge email to make a reservation.

  • Yoga at the Breast Cancer Benefit Day

    At Hush Yoga

    Saturday, 28th November 2009 | HushYoga | 93 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2. | Minimum donations requested €15 per session | Reservations at 086 733 3238 or

    Join local teachers for a very special yoga day to raise funds for the Marie Keating Foundation.

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  • Introduction to Environmental Sustainability Course

    Mondays from 22 September ’08 | 7-9pm |  Liberties College | Map

    What does living the green lifestyle really mean? How can I make a difference to the quality of the environment? What are communities doing to make a difference to environmental sustainability? Will making practical changes such as changing my choice of light bulb save me money? These are some of the questions we will be dealing with on the ‘Introduction to Environmental Sustainability’ course.

    Topics offered seek to balance the technical aspects of sustainability with opportunities for learners to receive practical tips on ways to make more informed product and lifestyle choices which can make a difference to the environment.

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  • Sunand Prasad @ Green Party Convention

    sunand_prasad.jpgSaturday 7th March | 3.45-5.15pm | White’s Hotel of Wexford | FREE - but places are limited | register at:

    You do not have to be a Green Party member to attend this event

    The Green Party are delighted to welcome award winning architect Sunand Prasad to their 2009 Convention. London based Sunand is President of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He believes that energy, its generation, conservation and use, is the big issue and the built environment is the biggest single component of the picture. He is passionate about the role that architects play in the solutions to such challenges.

    Sunand will participate in a workshop convened by Paul Leech of GAIA Associates. The focus of the session will be on the power of positive sustainable thinking and initiatives.  This interactive workshop promises to be a great opportunity for debate, discussion and learning.

  • Choice in Education - Re-imagining Childhood

    Steiner / Waldorf Education: Public Lecture with Pearse O'Shiel

    Wednesday 23 June | 7.30 pm |  Cultivate @ The Greenhouse | St. Andrew St, D2 |  €10 entry/ISKA members €5 (you can join on the night)

    This is the first in a series of 6 talks on Steiner / Waldorf education, working towards the opening of a Steiner / Waldorf primary school in Dublin in 2011 and supporting the existing network of kindergartens.

    Pearse O'Shiel (MA in Education) is a gifted and inspiring speaker who has dedicated his life to nurturing the spirit of creativity and wholeness in each child. He is one of the most experienced Waldorf teachers in Ireland and a leading light in the movement for real alternatives to mainstream education. Over the past quarter-century he has been a driving force behind the development of Steiner / Waldorf education in Ireland at all levels, from early childhood to active learning for adolescents. A past master at turning dreams into reality, Pearse co-founded the Irish Steiner Kindergarten Association. He successfully campaigned for State

  • Challenge Europe: From Ideas to Reality

    Challenge Europe is a three year project managed on the island of Ireland by the British Council in collaboration with Arena Network, Business in the Community NI, Comhar, Cultivate and the Northern Ireland Sustainable Development Commission.  The project aspires to make a definite and lasting impact on the climate change debate. It brings together young influencers from 15 countries across Europe to work together as Climate Advocates to develop concrete ideas to reduce carbon use in their countries.

    The Climate Advocates from Northern Ireland and Ireland have developed 5 ideas for tackling climate change that are now being communicated to decision-makers and companies that can help them make a reality.

    Take a look here at their ideas and ideas from other countries.

  • Biofuels and Food Security ? Are they compatible?

    Friday 13 June, Metropole Hotel, Cork , Ireland, 9.00 am – 6.00 pm

    Ethical Development Action is hosting a one-day conference on Biofuels and Food Security on Friday 13 June 2008, immediately following after the FAO Summit on World Food Security and the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy in Rome the previous week.

    The conference brings together speakers from the developed and developing world to assess the impact of biofuels on global food security, at a time when staple food prices are at record highs and food riots are becoming a common occurrence in developing countries.

    Speakers from Ethiopia and Brazil will highlight the impacts faced by one of the main food- importing countries in Africa and the major food and biofuel exporter of South America.

    A speaker from FAO will highlight the worrying trends in global food security over the past year as commodity prices soar and tell us of FAO’s experience with pro-poor biofuel projects.

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  • Can Europe Lead the Battle Against Climate Change?

    climate_change.jpgAre the Dublin Candidates up to the Fight?

    Thursday 14 May | 6pm  | Culitvate Centre | Free

    Attending this debate are; Deirdre de Burca (Green), Prionsias de Rossa (Labour), Mary-Lou Mc Donald (Sinn Fein), Gay Mitchell (Fine Gael), Eibhlin Byrne (Fianna Fail – TBC) and Caroline Simons (Libertas). In the chair will be Oisin Coughlan, Director, Friends of the Earth, Ireland

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  • Opening to Love this Valentines Day

    with Victoria Clarke Angel Channeler

    Saturday 14th February | 3.30-6pm | Carmelite Community, Clarendon Street | €40 | Places limited | 087 6323297 |

    'Opening to Love' is a workshop for those who want to Open their Hearts to Love AND to clear anything blocking the Love coming into your heart & your life in general. It about making you more magnetic to Love & releasing the vibrations that might be a barrier to Love, like Resentment, Anger, Hurt, Disappointment, & Disillusionment. Victoria will be channeling Angels to assist with the exercises & advise about the most beneficial ways to Open to Love. Bring Love into your life this Valentines Day!  

  • Has the Green Washed Out of Ireland?

    Tuesday 9th December 19:30.

    Tickets €5 (Booking Required).
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    Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery, Pearse St,
    Trinity College, Dublin 2. T: +353.1.896.4091.

    Although Ireland has championed many new green initiates such as taking plastic bags, promoting energy saving bulbs, charging for bin collection per bin whilst not charging for the green bin, banning smoking in the work place; it is potentially losing its green mantle to other cities and countries who are now championing carbon zero cities.  These new cities include Masdar in Dubai (with MIT) and Dongtan in Shanghai, China (with EPSRC, UCL).  Ireland needs its own international carbon zero initiative such as greenprint.

  • Lecture on Eco-friendly wood products

    International experiences in forest certification and the making of a green label

    15th October | 8pm | Cultivate Centre

    Living an environmentally aware life is something many people are interested in, but it can be hard to be sure our decisions are indeed the best.  Choosing FSC certified wood is one way to be sure that you are helping support responsible management of forests and not buying stolen wood or timber cut in a way that damages livelihoods or pollutes water.  You will have a chance to find out about Eco-friendly wood products: International experiences in forest certification and the making of a green label to be given by Dr. Connie McDermott of the Yale Program on Forest Policy and Governance. In this lecture, Dr. McDermott will be giving an international perspective on the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and stakeholder processes.  She will be speaking from her experience in analysing forest policy, forest certification, and public involvement.


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  • Green Living Experience

    Sat / Sun 25th & 26th August |  Castlewellan, Co Down | Adults – £5 per day, 2 days ticket - £8  | Under 12 - free

    Green Living Experience presents a sensory feast of sustainable living over two days in the beautiful Castlewellan Forest Park. Hundreds of experiences are awaiting you from fun and adventure to talks, demonstrations and you can even learn how to grow vegetables or how to cook a pie.

    At Green Living Experience you are invited to try out as many activities as you can fit into two days – we have hundreds on offer and all of them are sustainable. We have eight action-packed zones from local food in the Food Village to Swedish massage at the Body and Soul Zone, outdoor adventure at the Children and Young Persons Zone, or how to make honey at the Bio-diversity Zone. All day and evening listen to the music or take part in the public forum. We have experiences for every interest and we guarantee that everything you try is making the planet a better place to be. Chill out in a cooler kind of environment.

  • Earth Oven Building

    Benefit for Tara and Early Earth Oven Building

    14th June | Solid Ground - A permaculture centre in Co. Leitrim

    This will be our next meeeting.  We are going to attempt to build an earth oven, if nobody gets too side tracked by the gig we're having that evening for Tara, sacred site of Eire. If anyone has built an Earth Oven before please come along and share your know-how.   Get here the night before and come support our local drop-in centre.  We're having another benefit there!  People can camp.  If you know of any musicians bring them too! Make a Weekend of it in the lovely Sliabh an Iarainn Mountains.  Hope to see you there. Sinead

  • Afri Féile Bríde 2009


    Sunday 8th February 2009 | The Derby House Hotel, Kildare | beginning at 2pm - registration at 1.30pm | Booking in advance recommended! Admission €25 | Organised by Afri

    Former UN Assistant Secretary General Denis Halliday, and peace activist Frida Berrigan, as well as ‘celebrity’ chef Richard Corrigan will be the keynote contributors to Afri’s annual ‘Féile Bríde’ Conference.

    Food and hunger have been at the core of Afri’s concern since its inception. We look especially at the causes of famine, particularly the war industry which now costs in excess of a staggering $1,200 billion annually, literally taking food from the mouths of the poor, an issue that will be addressed by Denis Halliday and Frida Berrigan in the opening session of this year’s conference.  

    Richard Corrigan has been a strong advocate of the Irish Seed Savers Association (ISSA) whose work will be celebrated at this year’s conference. ISSA has recovered over 140 varieties of Irish apple, and literally hundreds of open-pollinating varieties of fruit and vegetables, since they were founded in 1991. Chef Corrigan cooks and chats about food with members of

  • Fostering Active and Collaborative Learning

    fostering learning15 - 19 October 2012, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

    Learn about: Place-Based Learning; Problem-Based Learning; Education for Sustainable Development and The Art of Hosting. Presented to you by Village Education Research and Training in collaboration with the Change Exploratory and Cultivate Living and Learning.

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  • Wise Woman Weekend





    June 6th – June 8th, 2008 | €140 | St Angela’s College, Lough Gill, Co Sligo

    The fourth annual Wise Woman Weekend takes place at St Angela’s College, Lough Gill, Co Sligo from June 6th to June 8th, 2008. Martyrdom is not all it’s cracked up to be. Wise Woman take time out to explore their dreams and own well being. This is a time to connect (reconnect) with who you are, honour the feminine, and have fun with like minded women.

    The Wise Woman Weekend is organised by volunteers with sustainable principles in mind. We strive to source local, eco friendly goods and services provided by women. Our web site includes a forum for car sharing to the event.

    Choose workshops from an eclectic mix of 12 including: The Way of the Seabhean, The Big Sing, Permaculture Garden Design and Divining the Dream.  On Saturday afternoon take your pick & mix of a range of activities including:

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  • Public Transport and Urban Citizenship Conference

    An Invitation from the Policy Institute, Trinity College Dublin

    Conference: Public Transport and Urban Citizenship: Making Dublin the Capital of Ireland

    21 September 2007 (9.30am - 5pm)| Edmund Burke Lecture Theatre | Arts Building | Trinity College

    With major developments in Dublin's public transport infrastructure underway, it is time for the city to address vital questions of urban design, social inclusion and environmental sustainability.

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  • Natural Building Workshop

    Friday 20th - Friday 27th August 2010 | Umberstown Great, Summerhill, Co Meath | €200 - 8 days includes: vegetarian lunch, coffee, tea (or €25 per day)

    To register: contact Pete and Carmel tel: 046 955 5595 / 086 375 1752 |

    Learn Cob (mud) mixing, straw bale, cob and cordwood wall building, installing windows and plastering with Tutor Jo Forsyth.  Camping and a number of bed spaces available with shower facilities. 

  • Building Energy Fair

    ecovillage.jpgCloughjordan Village | North Tipperary | Saturday 12 September

    Come and join us in Cloughjordan, Ireland’s first eco village.  With talks and workshops, children’s activities, films, tours of the ecovillage, and over 20 stalls from energy and building services to browse.  It’s a family friendly day out not to be missed.

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  • Job Opening: Biodiversity Policy Coordinator

    The Irish Environmental Network (IEN), the umbrella body for national environmental groups, seeks a Biodiversity Policy Coordinator to work with member groups and coordinate their input to National Biodiversity Policy.

    The coordinator will oversee the development and implementation of a targeted strategy to compile and communicate a series of biodiversity policy recommendations for the incorporation of biodiversity considerations into general and specific policy making in Ireland.  This will involve communications with participating groups; allocation, management and compilation of research toward thematic policy areas; and coordination of meetings both between participating groups, and with relevant agencies. 

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    Contact Bridget Farrell | The Irish Environmental Network | |

  • Talking about the Village?

    Building Sustainable Community

    Thursday 2nd April 2009 | 6.15 - 7.45pm | €Free | Dublin Food Co-Op, 12 Newmarket, Dublin 8 | map

    The Village sustainable community project in Cloughjordan, North Tipperary was a project that was started by Dublin Food Coop members.   As a living community the ecovillage will demonstrate ecological building, renewable energy generation, local food production, natural health care, local livelihoods, and play a part in conserving the genetic biodiversity of Ireland. It will act as model of best practice in sustainability.

    Davie Philip will give an update of where the project is at, outlining with pictures and film the ideas and technologies being utilised.  Contact:

  • The Wild Poland Natural Heritage of Europe Exhibition

    Until 6th September 2008 | St. Stephens Green Park, Dublin (moving to Cork in October)

    The exhibition consists of 54 large-format (150 x 100 centimetres) nature photographs with descriptions in English and Polish, as well as 6 information boards. Everything is installed in 30 stands made from recycled wood, metal and grass. The exhibition is accompanied by Wild Meetings, Wild Poland Trips and a contest.

    See website for more information.

  • Feasta's Climate Group Annual Get-Together

    Friday, 27th February 2009 | 7.15 pm | McClelland Room, Central Hotel, Exchequer St, Dublin 2 | €10 (€5 for paid up Feasta members / concessionary rate)

    Mobilising for the Climate Emergency

    with Brian Davey, Feasta

    Climate scientists are now saying that targets for greenhouse gas stabilisation should be lower than 350ppm CO2, perhaps even below 300ppm. To achieve these very low greenhouse gas concentrations would involve re-allocations of economic resources on a scale not previously achieved in anything other than war or revolution. So, how can the necessary massive changes, not just in what we consume, but to how we work and live our lives, be motivated? How can we achieve the common commitment to go for the scale of change that would make this at all possible?

    Brian Davey is a writer and economist with a special interest in human psychology. He lives in Nottingham and has been an active member of Feasta for many years.

    Stopping the way we use the land from warming the planet

    with Professor Mark Maslin, University College, London

    Roughly 27% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions come, not from the burning of fossil fuels, but from agricultural practices and changes in land use, such as the clearing of forests and the draining of bogs.

  • The 5th Wise Woman Weekend

    " A fantastic, invigorating,energising, thought provoking weekend. " 

    May 8th - 10th, 2009 | Dromahair, Leitrim.

    This is a weekend of learning, discovery, celebration and fun for women of all ages. Organised by volunteer energy with sustainable principles in mind. Details at or
    call +353 (0) 71 964 3963 

    • 15 diverse workshops to choose from
    • Friday night welcoming celebration
    • Greetings to the day
    • Wild Woman Banquet and Open Mic Social
    • Keynote Talk
    • "Standing Women" visualisation
    • Closing Bealtaine Festival Ritual

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  • Eco-Nonviolence Residential Workshop

    with Joanne Sheehan

    3rd and 4th October 2008 | Kilcranny House, Coleraine | organised by INNATE

    Friday evening at 4pm to Saturday at 5pm | Minimum fee*: £35 waged individual/£25 unwaged

    The ecological crisis, and the many, disparate, green/ecological/environmental issues which are of concern, affects us all deeply and may be catastrophic for the poor of the world. How we can further our campaigns and the wider cause is the purpose of this workshop, using the skills and experience of Joanne Sheehan as facilitator (see biographical note below).  This is also a networking opportunity in two senses – bringing some of the experience from the peace and nonviolence movement and wider campaigning, plus networking between individuals from diverse geographical and campaign areas.  The focus is very firmly on ‘Eco’ nonviolence though anyone interested in nonviolent campaigning and strategising is welcome.  We will be aiming for around 25 participants.

    Booking forms are available from INNATE, e-mail and phone 028 (North) / 048 (Republic) 90 64 71 06, postal address 16 Ravensdene Park, Belfast BT6 0DA; queries can be made to the same contacts.  *The fee set is minimal to encourage participation


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  • Irish Climate Camp Awareness Raiser

    climate camp.jpgSaturday April 11th | Doors open 6pm | Seomra Spraoi, 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1.

    Introduction to Climate Camp and slide shows, Food served @6.30,
    Film: The Power of Community, starts 7.30pm, after film there will be open discussion about Climate Camp Aims and Principles and a chance to have all questions answered. Also, some short clips of previous Climate Camps and Ecotopia.

    Ever wondered what exactly Climate Camp is? What it hopes to achieve? How is it organised and who is organising the Irish one? Now is your chance to have your questions answered, contribute your opinions and hopefully get more involved in this ambitious, challenging project, which has great potential to bring people together in the battle against climate and social injustice.

    The food will be Vegan/Vegetarian, food prepared by Seomra Spraoi's Kitchen Group. If you want to help or bring extra desserts I can put you in touch with kitchen group.  The event is free entry, with a suggested donation for food. It is a non-alcoholic event. The event will end about 11pm.


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