Sustainable tourism in Ireland

2021-10-19T12:03:27+01:00October 19th, 2021|

After eighteen months of lockdown it was finally time to book a family holiday. I began throwing destinations out, but my daughter looked gloomy. Finally, I asked what the problem was. “Can you not find a destination we can get to without flying? I feel guilty about the carbon footprint.” https://youtu.be/wyR0Z_vUC0g That’s the modern teen [...]

Save your business money

2021-10-06T13:52:58+01:00September 30th, 2021|

Going green is all about saving - but don’t worry, we don’t mean that in a preachy way. Yes, going green will save the planet. But most people are more interested in the bottom line than in being an ecological caped crusader. Going green will save your business money. Doing the right thing will make [...]

Circular economy Ireland

2021-09-22T19:25:05+01:00September 22nd, 2021|

In April of this year the Government announced new grants for Circular Economy Innovation. The circular economy is now part of our strategy for economic recovery, vital after the devastation of Covid. In conjunction the Government published a draft national strategy for Ireland to transition to a circular economy, and the Environmental Protection Agency published [...]

Sustainable business finance

2021-09-14T19:42:26+01:00September 14th, 2021|

In our heads we all know how the financial sector works. You convince someone of your credit worthiness and they give you a loan. You repay that loan over time, with interest added to every repayment. Those with the money to lend get wealthier, while those who borrow remain in a cycle of mediocrity. It’s [...]

Waste management for events

2021-09-09T19:08:43+01:00September 7th, 2021|

The events industry is in the news a lot at the moment. There is the battle to get the Electric Picnic approved in County Laois. This annual event brings tens of thousands of music fans to Stradbally every autumn. This year the plan was - still is, depending on who you talk to - for [...]

How does a company become zero waste

2021-09-02T17:42:35+01:00September 1st, 2021|

Zero waste might look like a daunting goal, but any goal becomes achievable when you break it down into intermediate steps. When you set out on your zero waste mission you need to look at the particular circumstances of your business. It’s not all about the rubbish you produce. In fact, it is often about [...]

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