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, […]


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. We rely on soils to provide healthy food, clean water, support wildlife, store carbon, prevent […]

Day by day with GEAI

Who is on Your Back?

On Wednesday 26th April, EVS volunteers leaded a biodiversity game in Youth Café Drumshanbo. The name of the game is «Who’s on Your Back?». The concept was reviewing Irish wildlife through team communication. Rules of the game We prepared sticky labels with the names of well-known animals on it. For instance: whale, rabbit, snake and […]

Pass the box learning game!

Wednesday 5th April, EVS volunteers Kate and Andrea developed a new game in Youth Café Drumshanbo. The idea was to teach the group of children energy and water saving tips, common actions that are part of our daily life and make a difference. The activity First of all we took sheets of paper and we […]

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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 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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