Carlow connections – Green Sod Ireland, Blackstairs Ecotrails and Hollywood

Hollywood, Green Sod Ireland and Blackstairs Ecotrails 'meet in the hedgerows' in Co. Carlow. Green Sod Ireland's first 'wildacres', gifted to the nation in perpetuity, are in Co. Carlow. Cathy Fitzgerald and Holly were delighted to meet Green Sod members at Hollywood in an unexpected meeting...

PLACE International Conference: Emergency necessitates an ecoculture of mind at Invisible Scotland

Artful ecoforest researcher Cathy Fitzgerald attended the 2013 PLACE International Symposia 'Invisible Scotland'. Here is her contribution to the catalogue that documented the event

The absence of thinking – Hannah Arendt and the totalitarianism of ecocide

Update Sat 28 Sept 2013: this post created some debate. An response to the article below can be found here  Further comments welcome ________________________________________________ September 21st is International World Peace day, and this year the UN is also dedicating this day to peace education. Today across Europe, volunteers are trying to bring awareness of ecocide…Read more The absence of thinking – Hannah Arendt and the totalitarianism of ecocide

2nd Red Stables Art & Ecology Summer School Bull Island Dublin

It's great to see all the events organised by the RedStables and Dublin City Arts Office for their 2nd Art & Ecology event. Details below. The Red Stables Art and Ecology Summer School takes place in St. Anne’s Park, Dublin 3 and North Bull Island, a UNESCO protected biosphere reserve. For further information and bookings…Read more 2nd Red Stables Art & Ecology Summer School Bull Island Dublin

Eradicating ecocide in Ireland to make sustainability legal

Update 15. 4. 2013: This motion to end ecocide was presented by Cathy Fitzgerald, Carlow Kilkenny Green Party and unanimously adopted by the Green Party of Ireland and Northern Ireland at the 2013 Green Party annual Convention in Galway on 13 April, 2013. My thanks to all who supported this. Please do not forget to…Read more Eradicating ecocide in Ireland to make sustainability legal

First International Forest Day: social media and films show how 7 billion of us tied to health of our forests

Today is the first international day to globally celebrate our worlds forests. While we are all aware of the need to attend to our forests urgently, today is about the stories we create about our forests, the values we hold dear. The UN has since the International Year of the Forest in 2011 been reaching out to people across the world to ask them to show and tell us all about the forests that support their local environments.