For anyone who knows me you'll know I'm not one for extreme lifestyle changing challenges. I don't like New Years resolutions and I didn't do Veganuary. I'm not an Eco Hero, I'm just a regular person in society exploring ways to live my life more sustainably. This morning as I stared at the sandy base … Continue reading The 10 day Eco-Challenge
As an environmental activist, I am a firm supporter of an incremental carbon tax in Ireland. In fact I’m all for higher taxes when it comes to products and fuels and which are damaging to our environment and substances which cause havoc to the health of our society. However, is the Irish nation ready for … Continue reading Are you ready for incremental Carbon Tax increases?
After four years of fashion design study and 10 years working in the garment industry my relationship with textiles has gone thorough swings and roundabouts. I was never a serial shopper (I did enough of that in my day jobs), but I was a mass producer; feeding a market with seasonal ranges of clothing; many … Continue reading Good, Fast and Cheap – Textiles, Consumerism and the Environment
This week saw the publication of a special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (ICPP) entitled “Global Warming of 1.5°C”, the most significant warning about the impact of climate change in 20 years. The report highlights a number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared … Continue reading How does Ireland Stack up in the Fight against Global Climate Change?
So Bec has finally succeeded in getting me to sit down and write a long overdue article for you all, I think I am still traumatised after writing up my PhD thesis last year. Basically I have spent the last five lovely (but intense) years in Devon England, researching chemical pollutants and their effects on … Continue reading Pollution Post #1:
Before I converted to Sustainabilisim (worshippers welcome!) I absentmindedly over consumed, ate meat daily and understood little about the hazardous effects of disposable plastics. I was also ill informed of the nasty ingredients found in every day cosmetics. As a child I remember my uncle taking part in a televised Eco-warrior project and as I was … Continue reading Deo-lemma
If you have read some of the earlier articles you will probably know we are big fans of shampoo bars here at Seastainability! What's not to love? They're long lasting, great value, plastic packaging free and really easy to travel with (no more spillages or 100ml container restrictions!) I am trying to ease myself into … Continue reading Which Shampoo Bar?
Have you ever heard of the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’?! No, neither had I until my local coffee retailer BaristaBike told me about it as I was getting a refill for my KeepCup. Following a bit of background reading I was enlightened to discover that the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ itself is a bit of … Continue reading The ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’