Sustainable Skerries

The Post Carbon Institute based in California have just published this excellent article on security and resilience in a post carbon world. Although the article mainly discusses the issue from an American perspective,...

The Guardian has published an interactive guide to making a greener home. Their schematic allows you to navigate through a typical home (give or take a few floors) to maximise the...

Gardening was one of the topics that interested everyone at the recent Sustainable Skerries Transition Town public meeting. With that in mind, here is the latest installment from the Irish Times’...

A suburb of the German city of Freiburg is actively discouraging driving to create a car free, or at least, car reduced community. 70% of families in the town of Vauban...

Thursday’s Irish Times featured an interesting article on the thrifty art of refurbishing and reusing domestic odds and end, as practiced by the Wombles. Craftspeople and home professionals have responded to...

How much energy does searching the internet use? That’s the question that Google addressed recently on its own blog. Their figures compare the amount of carbon dioxide emitted each time a...

Interested in growing your own vegetables? If so Irish Times journalist Fionnula Fallon has some words of wisdom. You can find her tips from the OPW’s restored walled garden in Ashtown...

The mass-produced electric car maybe a thing of the future, but the power struggle surrounding the vehicles of tomorrow is in full swing today. The ITN’s Lindsey Hilsum reports on the...

Urban farmer, Fionnula Fallon talks about planting soft fruits such as strawberries in the Pheonix Park. This slideshow from the Irish Times includes hints on planting, fertilising and a range of...

Journalist, Fiona McCann takes a look at the state of Irish Cycling in today’s Irish Times, on the back of the National Cycle Policy Framework, launched on Monday. The aim is...