Category: ENVIRONMENT

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Cheevers suggests return-reward pilot scheme to encourage recycling

Cheevers suggests return-reward pilot scheme to encourage recycling

City councillor Alan Cheevers has said a return-reward scheme for plastic bottles, glass bottles and aluminium cans could help encourage recycling. The Fianna Fáil councillor ...
NUI Galway scoops top prize at national Energy Awards

NUI Galway scoops top prize at national Energy Awards

NUI Galway has won the top prize at the 2019 Energy Awards at a gala event hosted by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The university impressed the judges with ...
UHG taking part in Big Switch Off energy saving weekend

UHG taking part in Big Switch Off energy saving weekend

University Hospital Galway is currently participating in the ‘Big Switch Off’energy saving competition. The aim of the Big Switch Off is to change the approach to energy usage and ...
Aran Islands Co-op Recycling Project wins top national award

Aran Islands Co-op Recycling Project wins top national award

The Aran Islands Co-op Recycling Project (Athchursail Árann) has been awarded the top prize at the 2019 Pakman Awards. It won the Overall Pakman Award for its innovative and excep ...
Galway schools take part in national litter campaign

Galway schools take part in national litter campaign

The Bin It! campaign arrived in the county this week with visits to four Galway school as part of its annual nationwide campaign. The schools - St Pauls Secondary School in Carrow ...
Excessive level of pesticides detected in Connemara water supply

Excessive level of pesticides detected in Connemara water supply

Excessive levels of pesticides have been detected in the Tully-Tullycross Public Water Supply in the latest testing carried out by the EPA. After a year of clean results the Tully ...
Tuam’s extraordinary 340 million year old fossil to be unveiled next week

Tuam’s extraordinary 340 million year old fossil to be unveiled next week

An extraordinary giant fossil in Tuam will be unveiled for the first time at a public exhibition in its hometown on Monday 30 September. This very rare giant fossil dating from ...
Galway’s young leaders are sweeping the beaches for World Cleanup Day

Galway’s young leaders are sweeping the beaches for World Cleanup Day

The bright young people of Galway are coming out in force this weekend on the beaches of Galway city for World Cleanup Day. World Cleanup Day Ireland is joining CleanCoast Big Bea ...
Galway City adopts climate change adaptation strategy

Galway City adopts climate change adaptation strategy

Galway City Council has officially adopted a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the period from 2019 to 2024. The strategy to prepare for the effects of climate change in the ...
Galway to share in over €7.5 million community sustainability grants

Galway to share in over €7.5 million community sustainability grants

Homes, businesses, and more in Galway will share in over €7.5 million sustainability grants for upgrading buildings' energy ratings. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland ha ...
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