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14 February 2022 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Green Schools Water Ambassadors from Cork City and Lismore, Co. Waterford, took part in a clean-up at Lee Fields in Cork City this week alongside staff from An Taisce’s Green-Schools team, supported by Irish Water. Over 27 volunteers from St Francis’ Capuchin College, Christian Brothers College and Blackwater... Read More
10 February 2022 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Looking for reasons to Break up With Plastic this Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day is a time to reflect and appreciate the relationships in our lives. However, it can also be a time to reflect on our relationship to things that may not be benefitting us or our environment.... Read More
9 February 2022 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie People in Cork are being asked for their views on what can be done to improve water quality in local rivers, lakes and coastal waters. A public consultation on the Draft River Basin Management Plan is currently underway, and this is your chance to have a say. Agencies... Read More
5 February 2022 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW), Patrick O’Donovan, T.D., in Bantry recently welcomed the appointment of JB Barry and Partners Ltd. in joint venture with JBA Consulting Ltd. as engineering and environmental consultants to carry out the design of the Bantry Flood... Read More
25 January 2022 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Cork International Hotel has been chosen as the winner of the Visit Cork Green Award for 2021. The four-star hotel received the award from the Cork Convention Bureau (CCB) for its overall sustainability performance. The hotel set ambitious goals to lower its carbon footprint, reduce energy consumption... Read More
21 January 2022 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie A Cork County Council initiative is hoping to see thousands of plastic bottles removed from schools each week. Contactless water refill stations will be installed at 15 schools as part of efforts to reduce single-use plastic waste, allowing students and teachers to fill their reusable bottles with filtered... Read More
12 January 2022 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sustainable angling initiatives which support beginners, young anglers and angling tourism are “top priorities” for funding in 2022 Inland Fisheries Ireland, the state agency with responsibility for the protection and conservation of freshwater fish and habitats and the promotion of recreational angling, is encouraging angling clubs in Cork... Read More
2 January 2022 By Tony Forde tony@TheCork.ie Local authorities nationwide are preparing for recycling of Christmas trees Cork City Council area Cork City Council will provide facilities for the acceptance of real (wooden) Christmas trees for recycling from householders in Cork City. Christmas trees may be deposited free of charge at any of the 7... Read More