What does good cycling infrastructure even look like?

At the latest Velo City conference, the annual international summit of the European Cyclists’ Federation that was held in Dublin this year, Dutch blogger and cycling enthusiast, Mark Wagenbuur, was quoted in the Irish papers on Dublin’s cycling infrastructure; I couldn’t remember when I last felt afraid on my bicycle. Not just anxious, but genuinelyContinue reading “What does good cycling infrastructure even look like?”

Sustainable Tourism: How can we make a little, go a long way.

Venice is sinking and Lapland has no snow. Locals increasingly face extreme rainfall, drought and heatwaves. The damage to our climate has impacted our ecosystems, economies and human health, and worryingly, projections show that these extremes will only increase and worsen over many European regions.

Palm Oil “Fatbergs” Washing Up on Irish Shores

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. Local County Councils in Ireland have been issuing warnings for, Palm Oil Fatbergs, that have been washing up on Irish Shores. Some of the Fatbergs are oversized chunks and others are large, boulder sized fatty deposits lining our beautiful seashores. Fingal CountyContinue reading “Palm Oil “Fatbergs” Washing Up on Irish Shores”

Clutching at Straws: 8 Plastics Worse than Straws

Last year, a study showed about 8 million metric tons of plastic waste flowed into our seas and oceans, enough to grow a second Brazil. Most of this trash comes from ten rivers that are highly populated; Yangzte, Indus, Yellow, Hai, Nile, The Ganges, Pearl, Amur, Niger and Mekong. The article states, it would be bestContinue reading “Clutching at Straws: 8 Plastics Worse than Straws”