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Stop Food Waste!

Stop Food Waste is a state-funded programme that encourages householders and communities to save money and help the environment by reducing food waste and also composting.  They offer resources to communities, including their website, a lot of printed materials, some food waste reduction tools, and most importantly the human touch. They are available in […]

Latest News from Jubilee

Dr Jonny Hanson of Jubilee sent ECI this update on their work: A three week evening course on Creation Care took place at Belfast Bible College in late 2018 delivered by Dr Jonny Hanson of Jubilee. Session one, an overview of the biblical foundations of creation care, and session two, on putting creation care into […]

Latest News from Westport Eco-Congregation

Caroline Goucher, Administration Officer with Westport Eco-Congregation sent ECI this update: Westport Eco-Congregation: Our Christmas Postcards Project was a great success in the raising of awareness of waste and excess at Chrsitmas. Sales of Christmas cards seem to be down nationwide. Thanks to Mayo County Council for funding from the Anti-Litter initiative and thank you […]

Reflection for St Brigid’s Day by Fr Hugh O’Donnell

Fr Hugh O'Donnell is a poet and ministers with the Salesian community in the parish of Sean McDermott Street in Dublin. He completed the MA course in Religion and Ecology in 2004 at the Columban Ecological Centre at Dalgan. Out of that experience came his written reflection on the intimate relationship between worship and the […]

Update from Dromantine Eco Spirituality Group, Co Down

Dympna Mallon, SMA Laity Coordinator sent ECI this update on the Dromantine Eco Spirituality Group: The group had their first meeting of 2019 on 22nd January in Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre.  The meeting opened with Group member Margaret O’Hare sharing a reflection, written by her daughter Ann (see below). A presentation was then given […]

Rev Trevor Sargent’s Ecological Notes for February 2019 – Best Practise when it comes to Trees, especially those growing beside Churches

Many Church of Ireland places of worship are an attractive part of the overall landscape. Many are seen as architecturally important and many are enhanced by the mature sylvan settings in which they nestle. From attending a number of Diocesan Council meetings, these sylvan settings only ever become agenda items when a request is made […]

Rev Trevor Sargent’s Ecological Notes for January 2019 – Anyone can be a ‘Citizen Scientist’: Will you help with research into soil health?

Remember the drought of last summer 2018? The soil moisture levels in the south-east dropped alarmingly. Grass stopped growing. Crops and animals (including my bees) suffered. The reality of climate breakdown hit home as predicted. Unfortunately, climatologists are also predicting that further extreme weather will become increasingly common. How can we help one another to […]

Parish of Our Lady and St John in Carrigaline receives ECI Awareness Certificate!

Janet Twomey, Chair of Pastoral Support Group in Carrigaline Parish sent ECI this update: The Parish of Our Lady and St. John in Carrigaline has started the journey to become an Eco-Congregation Parish and has received an Awareness Award Certificate from Eco-Congregation Ireland.  A number of parishioners attended a six-week course in Carrigaline Parish Centre, […]

Local Environmental Networks

Local Environmental Networks are set up all around Ireland and invite anyone with an interest in environmental issues to get involved. All around the country LENs are being used to bring people together, create meaningful projects for the local community, and impact the wider surroundings. They provide a space where people can share knowledge and […]

Earth Hour 2019

Earth Hour is back again! Every year millions of people, businesses and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights and make noise for the Earth Hour movement. This year, the organisers want to celebrate the diversity of life on Earth, and they want to invite your friends and family to […]