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 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?
@GalwayClimathon @ClimateKIC @GlobalClimathon @RyanInstitute director starts @GalwayClimathon pic.twitter.com/1PRZmi2T2u — Galina (@gavchik77) October 26, 2018 By Tarryn McGuire On 26 October, in an attempt to pioneer innovative ideas towards global climate action, NUI Galway led the event ‘Climathon Galway 2018’, with an aim to reduce Galway city’s carbon … [Read more...] about NUI Galway hosts Climathon 2018
By Olivia Hanna It’s no secret that pollution and climate change are some of the biggest problems our generation has to face. Disposable, single use plastics are ingrained in our lifestyles. We have become a culture that prioritizes convenience over the care of our environment. There’s no way we can repair the damage we’ve already done, but everyone can make changes that … [Read more...] about How to start living a more sustainable lifestyle