Ecological forestry at Leinster house

Continuous Cover Forestry consultant Paddy Purser and Chair of Pro Silva Ireland, Liam Byrne before presenting a statement to Joint Committee on Climate Action at the Oireachtas, Dublin on behalf of Pro Silva Ireland. 11 December 2019. Photo: Cathy Fitzgerald. Many of you familiar with my work to transform Hollywood from a monoculture Sitka spruce…Read more Ecological forestry at Leinster house

“A revolution in how we live? An interdisciplinary workshop on creative approaches to education for environmental understanding and responsibility” on peatlands.

#FridayArt4Emergency Trans-Disciplinary Conversations on Peatlands A UCC Research IRC Funded Project #LoveIrishResearch An interdisciplinary Workshop on Creative Approaches to Education for Environmental Understanding and Responsibility Irish Research Council Creative Connection Scheme18-19 October 2019 – The Glucksman, Cork Co-hosted by Dr. Maureen O’Connor, University College Cork and The Glucksman Gallery I was delighted recently to present…Read more “A revolution in how we live? An interdisciplinary workshop on creative approaches to education for environmental understanding and responsibility” on peatlands.

Culture Declares Emergency: signing up from Ireland

“Humanity faces the combined catastrophes of climate change, a mass extinction of vital biodiversity and a degradation of ecosystems health everywhere,” said Lucy Neal, spokesperson for Culture Declares Emergency. “This has now become an emergency situation because governments and industry have not shown the necessary leadership, and, so far, have not acted fast enough. Fortunately,…Read more Culture Declares Emergency: signing up from Ireland

Deireadh Fomhair – The End of Autumn exhibition by Eoin Mac Lochlainn

  "Deireadh Fomhair" is the title for this body of work, the Irish name for the month of October but literally translating as 'the end of Autumn'. We have always taken the cycle of the seasons for granted in Ireland but with climate change, things have become more uncertain. When this Autumn ends, can we…Read more Deireadh Fomhair – The End of Autumn exhibition by Eoin Mac Lochlainn

Cecil Rajendra

‘I hear of press conferences of petitions, of signatures of campaigns & lobbying but no words will come…’

The lines in the heading are a quote from an amazingly heartfelt poem Requiem for a Rainforest by celebrated Malaysian poet/lawyer, Cecil Rajendra. Cecil read it during the keynote presentations at the first Culture |Futures Symposium at the UN Climate summit, Cop15. I went up to him later to thank him for this poem and…Read more ‘I hear of press conferences of petitions, of signatures of campaigns & lobbying but no words will come…’

Organising a Night Vigil for Climate Justice on Mt Leinster joins others across the world

I've been back a few days from Copenhagen and the Cultures | Futures symposium. It was a great experience to be in one place with so many different perspectives on how the cultural communities / practitioners / arts councils and international arts bodies from around the world are joining together to discuss cultural responses to…Read more Organising a Night Vigil for Climate Justice on Mt Leinster joins others across the world

Dancing to inaugural Cultures-Futures Summit at UN Climate Change conference, Copenhagen 2009

I'm heading off to Copenhagen today - I am excited but also have mixed feelings as I see Copenhagen as only a beginning of serious debate and awareness about Climate Change. I was reading the editorial in the Guardian this morning, who sums it up better than I and the disapointing distraction that has arisen…Read more Dancing to inaugural Cultures-Futures Summit at UN Climate Change conference, Copenhagen 2009