By Molly Fitzpatrick It’s no secret what we put into our bodies on a daily basis affects our own health status but something we may not often consider is how it affects the health of our planet. Farming, particularly livestock farming, plays a major role in climate change, the destruction of habitats, and the pollution of rivers and oceans. With a staggering ten billion … [Read more...] about The diet that could save the future of planet earth
Opinion: Do we really care about our environment?
By Aislinn Ní Chonchubhair I hate paper straws. There I said it. I tell people I care about the environment, but paper straws are just a crime against humanity. Within the first five minutes of them sitting in my glass, they begin to fall apart slowly and little paper bits begin to swim around in my drink. After ten minutes and a quick swirl around, the straw breaks in two, … [Read more...] about Opinion: Do we really care about our environment?
Foods that are damaging our planet – and most of us don’t even know
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
Hi Fly’s eco awakening: how one airline is tackling the plastic abyss
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
Campus-wide reusable cup scheme proves to be massive success as customers save thousands
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