If you’ve been watching the BBC’s wonderful series The Blue Planet II, you’ve no doubt been shocked to see what plastics in our ocean can do to marine life. In this clip, a female pilot whale clings to her dead calf for days, reluctant to let it go. Chemicals released while plastics break down can… [Read More]
Before you wonder if you’ve wandered onto the wrong blog, yes this is a post about dating! But it’s also about the environment. If you’re wondering how the two are related, we have one word for you: deal-breaker! Dating deal-breakers We’ve all got things we look for in a potential love interest. Maybe you’d prefer… [Read More]
Dog poop is in the news and on the airwaves once again. Unfortunately it’s an issue that never seems to go away, despite local authorities’ efforts. Every year lots of money is spent on encouraging people to clean up after their pets. Even though dog mess is something that disgusts us all, it remains a… [Read More]
Green-Schools is an environmental management and learning programme for schools in Ireland. It aims to promote long-term, student-led environmental action which involves the wider community. It’s co-ordinated by An Taisce’s Environmental Education Unit. Read on to find out how schools involved in the programme can use The Environment the Musical (ETM) pack. Green-Schools 7 steps… [Read More]
It has happened to us all. You’re innocently walking along when you feel that awful squelchy feeling. Maybe a nasty smell hits you at the same time. That’s right. You’ve stepped in dog poo! Unfortunately dog fouling is an issue in lots of towns and cities. Dog poo is a particular problem on beaches as… [Read More]
Helping the environment can seem like a daunting task at times. It can be hard to know where to start. The good news is that there are lots of little changes you can make that will make a difference. Chances are you are already doing some of these already. If so, give yourself a pat… [Read More]
The story behind Environment the Musical – catchy songs and a storyline that raises awareness of environmental issues – created by Annette McNelis. Annette describes how Breid Bonner, local second level teacher and founding member of Buncrana’s first local Tidy Towns Committee paid a visit to her primary school in Buncrana and left a lasting legacy.