The newsletter is short and sweet this month. Seems like the whole world took August off, and so not much to report this September.
The eagle eye amongst you may have noticed that I’ve put some of my content behind a paywall. I’m just playing around with ideas to make the website self-sufficient until a time comes when it’s no longer needed at all.
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I’ve tried Patreon and as lovely as my supporters were it was just too much work for the money it made. Donations are always appreciated but are generally too few and far between to make any sort of dent in costs.
Advertising or affiliate links is generally how people fund websites like this. I’m really not interested in lining the pockets of Mr Google and I feel that affiliate links jar with the site’s low-consumption ethos. Plus the companies I want to direct you too generally don’t run affiliate schemes, and I’m not about to start linking to Amazon!
At the moment it’s only the shopping compendiums that I’ve put behind a paywall, and only the non-Irish brands. I’ll see how this goes. I might expand it or do away with it altogether.
And now for this month’s eco news
First the shocker ….
New study of Greenland Ice Sheet predict sea levels to rise by at least 10 inches
And now the balm ….
Irish company helps homeowners avoid concrete foundations
Record levels of solar power across the EU this summer saved the bloc €29bn (£25bn) by reducing the need for costly gas.
Swiss retails Migros launches a package-free coffee ball to replace coffee pods
Get ready for a sustainable Hallowe’en
A list of European train companies with play carriages on their trains
A fabulously uplifting account of rewilding a field in Somerset
Living in an apartment and want a charge point? Now you can apply for a grant to cover some of the cost with SEAI
Morrison launch carbon neutral eggs, fed on insects, which in turn have been fed on food waste
The Circular Communities Scotland Reuse Consortium celebrates the milestone of saving over one million kilograms of furniture from disposal since their inception
Pakistan has increased mangrove coverage in the past three decades from 476 km2 in 1990 to an impressive 1,463 km2 in 2020.
Food retailer Iceland launches energy-savy cooking campaign
Great article on building your own greenhouse in the magazine Family Handyman on the Libby App
A lovely article on how Japan’s culture connects them to the natural world
Once on the brink of collapse, Macquarie Island, off the coast of Tasmania, has become a shining beacon of grand-scale environmental recovery.
Since single-use plastic bag charges were first introduced in 2015, total usage in England has decreased by 97%.
Short video on the wildflowers planted in front of Trinity College, Dublin 2
A group of villagers in Langholm in Scotland have bought an additional 2,100 hectares to add to an existing nature reserve
The art installation ‘Walking forest of 1,000 trees‘ transforming Dutch cities
Results of 10-year project reveal that rewilding areas can boost biodiversity and crop yields
How one Irish farmer organised a biodiversity walk on his farm