Posts tagged as: Environment

The climate for activism is now

It’s hard to escape the ‘devastation’ that the ‘adverse weather conditions’ have ‘ravaged’ across the UK and Ireland, to limit it closer to home. Writing from Dublin, we have ‘escaped’ the ‘worst’ of the storms, but the reality of the … More →

Short film: Development – who really benefits?

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word ‘development’? Progress?…the gold rush?… land grabs?…jobs and the economy?…heavy industry at work? Since the publication of the short satirical comic There You Go by Survival International in … More →

Cartoon of the Month: Leave it as you found it

Should you hand the planet over to your children and grandchildren, saying, “Sorry its broken – you fix it!”? Kicking off our cartoon of the month feature is this climate change and future generations cartoon compliments of longstanding Irish Times … More →

Twelve takeaway messages from latest IPCC report on climate change

Blog written by Jonah Busch and cross-posted from the Center for Global Development (CGD, USA). This quick summary of the key messages from the report is useful for researchers, teachers, activists and students. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is … More →

It’s not all about the horsemeat!

No better time to consider what’s on and off our plate than in the wake of the European horsemeat scandal.  Had you ever, prior to this, stopped to take account of what you are buying and eating – and wasting? … More →

My ‘walking the talk’ moment on our environment

Having lived for years in African countries and loving the wonderful sunny climates there, I became very negative towards Ireland’s natural environment and was very cynical and irritated when people would constantly comment about how ‘green’ Ireland is. Of course … More →

Cartoon: on affluence and the environment

From the cartoon archives, Debt 04 by Bruce Petty. Thinking about using cartoons, photographs, statistics, maps or UN reports with your group? Our guides to exploring issues using resources is back online.

Cutting out the middle-man: development education at the coal face in Tanzania

Young Scientists exhibitions could be Ireland’s greatest export yet, reports Michael Doorly from the finals of the Young Scientists Tanzania exhibition. “Have you ever heard of development education?” I ask Agnes the 15 year old team leader from Pemba Secondary … More →

The Story of Change: why citizens (not shoppers) hold the key to a better world

Can shopping save the world? The Story of Change is a new short movie that urges viewers to put down their credit cards and start exercising their citizen muscles to build a more sustainable, just and fulfilling world.

Development choices: pizza and water politics

Water is part of any production process. We need it to grow apples, as well as produce a packet of crisps. The amount of water needed in this process depends where we are because climate and agricultural practices will be … More →