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
Microplastics (Source: Oregon State University on Flickr) Lorna Shaughnessy didn’t move to Galway just to be a lecturer in the NUIG Spanish Department, she fell in love with the rugged Connemara landscape and crisp ocean waves crashing against the Burren. Now, years later, she is concerned about the increasing amount of plastic she sees washed up along the Galway … [Read more...] about “The frequency of microplastics was one of the highest that has ever been found.” Ocean plastic study leaves us wondering, what now?