By Sinéad Walsh Many of us are blissfully ignorant to where our food comes from and the environmental impact of its production. We like to blindly focus on the shelf of the supermarket where we bought it, and not the many large carbon footprints which brought it there. But it is time for reality to kick in. The foods we consume are harming our planet, and ourselves. I’m … [Read more...] about Foods that are damaging our planet – and most of us don’t even know
By Ameya Godse Our ever-increasing dependency on plastic has always been a matter of grave concern for myriads of environmentalists and regulatory authorities. In a recent study, which also happened to be the first of its kind, it was reported that the world had produced 9 billion tonnes of plastic waste since the 1950s, with as little as 9 per cent of it being recycled and … [Read more...] about Hi Fly’s eco awakening: how one airline is tackling the plastic abyss
By Marie Coady NUI Galway students and staff saved up to €5000 and reduced their environmental impact by using reusable cups for hot beverages, according to figures released by the catering firm Masterchefs Hospitality. Many of the on-campus cafés and restaurants offer a discount on customers’ drinks if they bring in a reusable cup or flask, instead of opting for a … [Read more...] about Campus-wide reusable cup scheme proves to be massive success as customers save thousands
By Olivia Hanna Plastic pollution is a growing epidemic and many conscious individuals are taking steps to cut down on their environmental impacts by using reusable water bottles. But when the bottle has run dry, it becomes redundant. There aren’t many, if any, places in Galway City to refill those reusable bottles, forcing a sad return to plastic. This may change in … [Read more...] about Will free public water be flowing through Galway?
Kayleigh Flynn, Claire Coleman, Caolan Kelly and Patrick Hurley are four second-year biomedical science students and they are on a mission to make Galway plastic free. The four students have undertaken an environmental project as part of their Community Knowledge Initiative Programme module. Their project ‘Make Galway Plastic Free’ ultimately aims to raise awareness of the … [Read more...] about Four NUI Galway students on a mission to make Galway plastic free – with plans for bring-your-own lunchbox campaign