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EPA FRACKING STUDY HAS MAJOR FLAWS

GEAI submission to Oireachtas Committee. GEAI has made a major submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Climate Action and Communications on the EPA-commissioned Unconventional Gas Exploration and Extraction (UGEE) Joint Research Programme.  This Study had as its major research question: “Can UGEE be carried out while protecting the environment and human health?” Conclusions do […]

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Climate Change – Threat or Opportunity?

Climate Change – a historical landmark? Climate change is undeniably one of the hottest topics of today. It is widely seen as a major threat to the future of humanity and the planet. However, if we look at it from a different perspective, it can also be a historical landmark. Climate change presents an opportunity […]

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Is Carbon Tax a solution for our emissions problems?

What is Carbon Tax? A carbon tax is a form of carbon pricing by taxing fuels that contain carbon. Every hydrocarbon fuel (coal, petroleum, and natural gas) contains carbon which is released as carbon dioxide (CO2), the main greenhouse gas in our atmosphere, once these fuels are burned. A number of countries have implemented carbon […]

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Informal learning: hopscotch water quiz!

Yesterday, 15th February, GEAI EVS volunteers coordinated an informal learning activity about water in Youth Café Drumshanbo. It consisted on a combination between a fun game and a water quiz. The kids had fun and learned at the same time. Hopscotch game Based on Hopscotch game we put paper sheets on the floor with numbers […]

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Water Cycle: Learning & fun!

On Wednesday 18th January, the EVS volunteers organised a Water Cycle learning activity in Youth Café Drumshanbo. It was a fantastic opportunity to find out what the group of kids between 10-12 years old knew about it. An incomplete drawing The activity consisted in an incomplete water cycle drawing which they had to finish.  They […]

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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! […]

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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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