Minister of State Seán Kyne announces launch of €5.2m community climate action project.

CHERISH (Climate, Heritage and Environments of Reefs, Islands and Headlands) is an exciting new European funded cross-border project with Geological Survey Ireland as the Irish partner.      Using the latest geoscience technology and expertise, CHERISH partners will perform collaborative research in marine mapping, landscape modelling, excavation and environmental studies. They will work with coastal […]

The problem with Biomass – it can emit more carbon per unit of energy than most fossil fuels!

  Is wood a carbon-neutral energy source? In February 2017, Chatham House published Woody Biomass for Power and Heat: Impacts on the Global Climate, by Duncan Brack.  The report argues that policies promoting wood for renewable energy production are based on the flawed assumption that wood is a carbon-neutral energy source.  In fact, as reported, […]

PLEASE HELP TO SAVE IRELAND’S SOILS

Soil is Food, We exhaust it “Soil is Nature, We kill it Soil is Health, We contaminate it Soil is Future, We ruin it Let’s give a right to Soil!” Ireland’s soils need your help. Please, sign the petition. http://environmentalpillar.ie/people4soil/ We rely on soils to provide healthy food, clean water, support wildlife, store carbon, prevent […]

Day by day with GEAI

Climate Change Fun Game!

The activity  Last week, EVS volunteer Andrea, organised a game called climate change in Youth Café Drumshanbo. We divided the group of kids into two teams. Each team had a name. Each member of the group had a card with a picture and the correspondent  word. They had to memorise the word. In the room, […]

Environmental Tips Memory Game

The game Wednesday 10th May, Andrea, one of the EVS volunteers developed a memory game using environmental protection tips in Youth Café Drumshanbo. At the beginning children had to make a circle and stand up.  First, Andrea started with a ball in her hands and  she had to pass it to one of the kids […]

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DOES EVERYONE IN IRELAND PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?

It has been almost a month since we, the new EVS volunteers, arrived in Leitrim to work with GEAI. This week we attended some cultural events in Carrick-on-Shannon and Ballinaglera – great experiences! On Thursday 4th October we enjoyed a concert at The Dock Arts Centre: Caitlin and Ciaran with special guest Siobhan O Donnell! […]

GEAI WINS PRIZE FOR EVS VIDEO

GEAI has won 3rd Prize in a national competition, “Pay It Forward”, to publicise 20 years of the European Voluntary Service programme.  Three young EVS volunteers, together with a young local film-maker, Barry Gilmartin, made a really excellent short video to show the world what life is like for volunteers in County Leitrim and the […]

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