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Real or fake: which Christmas tree is most sustainable?

Real or fake: which Christmas tree is most sustainable? This year 450,000 real trees will be sold in Ireland, but there are other options that might be better for the environment.  It’s the annual dilemma. Do you buy an artificial tree that will give years of service, or do you stick with a real one that will be discarded on 6 January?  This year Irish households are expected to buy as many...
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Eurostat 2020 report on EU progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has published the "Sustainable development in the European Union - Monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context - 2020 edition". The report provides a statistical overview of progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the EU. Sustainability is an fundamental objective of the European Union and a clea...
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Investors will give up gains for sustainable options – study

Investors are prepared to sacrifice gains for investment choices that are sustainable socially and environmentally, a new study has found. The study by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in co-operation with the Investment Leaders Group, found that there was a strong preference for sustainable investing among consumers even when returns were 2 per cent or 3 per cen...
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Government focus on climate action and sustainability at 2019 National Ploughing Championships

Climate Action and Sustainability will be a key focus for the Government at the National Ploughing Championships this year, with Minister Bruton leading a discussion on the recently-published All of Government Climate Action Plan on Wednesday the 18th of September. Minister Bruton said: "Our society must take action now to ensure that our homes, our enterprises, our farms and our communities...
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Benefits of being a business who cares about the environment

All of us must take care of the environment. Considering that we already damaged it beyond repair, we have to be more responsible for our actions now.  We can take something from nature, but we also have to rebuild it. As a business owner, you rely on various natural resources to keep your business running. Therefore, you also have to take steps so that you won’t damage it. Whether you’re in the f...
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Galway City Community Network creates city’s first sustainability festival

Community and environmental groups across Galway City are joining forces to create a festival to encourage the community to live more sustainably. Galway City was awarded the European Green Leaf 2017 last year and was the inspiration for this festival, organised by the Galway City Community Network (GCCN).  The GCCN has been pushing for a “collaborative workshop” in the county to explore initiativ...
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