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Composting and Anaerobic Digestion in Ireland

This data release provides information on composting and anaerobic digestion in Ireland in 2015.

The EPA produces national statistics on waste generation and management to meet legislative reporting obligations and inform national policy development.

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The Great Switch Off

It’s been on the cards for a while, and now a recent study from Ofcom of 2,025 adults and 500 teenagers, strongly indicates how the on-line lifestyle is adversely affecting our personal and working lives. Internet addiction, sleep deprivation, anxiety levels at an all-time high - technology is finally taking its toll.

Read more: The Great Switch Off

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Fungi a Fine Fixer of Battery Recycling Issue

The natural world has done it again, with fungi found to extract cobalt and lithium from waste batteries previously consigned to landfills and incinerators. 

Disposing of batteries is rarely the most environmentally friendly of activities, with the materials they are made from often having a long-lasting, damaging effect on the environment. 

Read more: Fungi a Fine Fixer of Battery Recycling Issue

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Distinguished Recorder Award 2016 Source - Biodiversity Ireland

The Data Centre is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Recorder Award 2016. The annual award was established by the Data Centre in 2008 and is made to an individual or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the recording of Ireland’s biodiversity.

Read more: Distinguished Recorder Award 2016 Source - Biodiversity Ireland

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Minister to Bring Forward Legislation to De-Designate 46 Raised Bog Natural Heritage Areas

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced that the drafting of legislation has been approved as a matter of priority for the de-designation of 39 raised bog Natural Heritage Areas (NHAs) and the part de-designation of 7 raised bog NHAs.

Read more: Minister to Bring Forward Legislation to De-Designate 46 Raised Bog Natural Heritage Areas

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Step Back in Time at Farming and Country Life 1916

Have you ever wondered what life was like in rural Ireland in 1916? Well wonder no more! On 10th and 11th June Teagasc will host a major national centenary celebration at its research facility at Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co. Galway. Farming and Country Life 1916 is expected to attract over 50,000 visitors making it the single largest centenary celebration of farming and country life.

Read more: Step Back in Time at Farming and Country Life 1916

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Belvedere College Uses its Rooftop to Start an Urban Farm

Potatoes, wheatgrass, fish and bees among the growing projects

Belvedere College is in one of the most urban locations in Ireland but that hasn’t stopped the boys’ school from starting a farm on its rooftop. The Dublin secondary school, a stone’s throw from O’Connell Street, is growing potatoes and a selection of vegetables, farming fish and keeping beehives.

Read more: Belvedere College Uses its Rooftop to Start an Urban Farm

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Bord na Móna Completes Rehabilitation of c. 12,000 Hectares of Bog

Bord na Móna today confirmed that it has rehabilitated close to 12,000 hectares of the company’s boglands which amounts to over 15% of its total landholding to date. As part of that work, the company has actively restored over 1,000 hectares of raised bog since 2009 and aims to increase this figure in the next six years.

Read more: Bord na Móna Completes Rehabilitation of c. 12,000 Hectares of Bog

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All Ireland Pollinator Plan – Local Community Guidelines Published

The All Ireland Pollinator Plan was published in 2015 and this document is the first of many documents to be published to help keep pollinators in your local environment.

Read more: All Ireland Pollinator Plan – Local Community Guidelines Published

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Chartered Institute of Horticulture Grand Final at the Botanic Gardens Dublin Ireland Saturday 7th May 2016 at 10:30

The Grand Final is to be held at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin on May 7th where we will see some of the brightest young talent in the horticultural profession competing for the prestigious title of CIH Young Horticulturist of the Year 2016. The winner will receive the £2500 Travel Bursary provided by the Percy Thrower Trust and will be able to use it to further their horticultural career anywhere in the world.

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Minister Creed Highlights World Food Day Activities for Schools

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, recently highlighted activities for school children associated with UN World Food Day, which falls on 16th October each year.

Read more: Minister Creed Highlights World Food Day Activities for Schools

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National Reuse Month Launches – Repair Remake Re-Imagine

Minister for Communication, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, TD, recently launched National Reuse Month in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8. October 2016 has been designated as National Reuse Month involving the three Regional Waste Offices who are coordinating a nationwide series of events to run throughout the month. 

Read more: National Reuse Month Launches – Repair Remake Re-Imagine

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Aleppo Garden Centre Destroyed by War

 Abu Ward ran the last garden centre in war torn Aleppo. He was assisted by his devoted son Ibrahim.

Channel4 News covered their story as part of a documentary of life in the besieged city.

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Minister Creed Seeks Proposals Under CEDRA Initiative to Advance Social Farming

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD has announced that his Department has issued a request for tender, under the CEDRA Rural Innovation and Development Fund, for two LOTS seeking (a) service providers with the vision and capability to develop a social farming network and (b) a substantial social farming model project.

Read more: Minister Creed Seeks Proposals Under CEDRA Initiative to Advance Social Farming

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Gum Litter Taskforce Launches 2016 National Gum Litter Education Campaign

The Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) was out in force on the streets of Dublin this morning to launch its gum litter education campaign for 2016 which aims to reduce the amount of gum litter and change people’s behaviour towards littering. 

Read more: Gum Litter Taskforce Launches 2016 National Gum Litter Education Campaign

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This Week's Event

The Native Woodland Trust is taking part in the Bealtaine Living Earth Festival in Waterford again this year. We will be organising a volunteer day at our Gracedieu Community Woodland in Waterford.

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Surf and Turf at Burren Slow Food Festival

The rising popularity of the Slow Food movement in Ireland will be demonstrated in County Clare this May when Michelin Star chefs, food writers and food producers come together for the Burren Slow Food Week Festival 2016 taking place from May 27th to 29th.

Read more: Surf and Turf at Burren Slow Food Festival

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City Parks, Clean Water | The Trust for Public Land

We are excited to share with you City parks, clean water: Making great places using green infrastructure, the first report exploring the intersection of green infrastructure and parks.

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You Say Glyphosate, I Say Probable Carcinogen - Let's Call the Whole Thing Off - Organic Trust

The debacle that is the relicensing of glyphosate in the EU continues to roll on towards the June 15th deadline when its current authorisation runs out. Just last week, the European Parliament made recommendations to the Commission (the licensing authority) that the licensing period be reduced from 15 years to just 7 and for the herbicide to be only available for professional use.

Read more: You Say Glyphosate, I Say Probable Carcinogen - Let's Call the Whole Thing Off - Organic Trust

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Irish Seed Savers News & Events Update

The deadline for our supporters to avail of their free seeds and tubers has now passed (but we’ll continue to process them if you can get them into us quickly), so this has freed up some time to get out into the gardens. We've started sowing our spring crops our leaves and greens etc

Read more: Irish Seed Savers News & Events Update

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