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Tuam Enthusi Plastics Campaign

A group of transition year students from Presentation college Tuam, led by Aoife O’ Malley and Aoife O’Rourke joined 2 members of Eco-Congregation Tuam in a reduce plastic Campaign. It was named the Enthusi Plastics Campaign. The Aims The aims were to raise awareness of the environmental damage of plastic bags and to encourage the […]

Awards! Awards! Parish of Tuam receives ECI Award!

Anne Quinn sent ECI this report: The Parish of Tuam celebrated a major environmental award recently with the recognition of its work by Eco-Congregation Ireland. The Award was presented at the 10.30am Mass in the Cathedral by Eco-Congregation Ireland's representative Catherine Brennan SSL. The Mass was concelebrated by Archbishop Michael Neary, Fr. Pat Farrgher and […]

Resources for Season of Creation 2019

Please find below resources for Season of Creation 2019. These resources were prepared by the Laudato Si' Working Group. Catherine Brennan SSL from the ECI committee is a member of this group. 1 - Resources for Sunday Eucharists 2019 2 - Week Day Prayer Service 2019 3 - Prayer Service 4th October 2019 4 - […]

Rev Trevor Sargent’s Ecological Notes for July 2019

Everyone needs a holiday – including the Earth! How often do you consider your carbon foot-print? When it comes to preventing runaway climate breakdown, tourism is like an invisible elephant in the room. Aircraft and shipping emissions are exempt from the 2016 Paris Agreement on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Yet tourism is the biggest industry […]

Drumalis Retreat Centre to hold Season of Creation reflection mornings

Drumalis Retreat Centre in Larne, Co Antrim will hold four mornings of reflection during Season of Creation. These will take place on the four Wednesdays in September from 10.30am to 12.00pm. Tea/coffee will be provided. Suggested donation of £5. To book either email [email protected] or phone 028 2827 6455 or 028 2827 2196.  

St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Blackrock creates pollinator-friendly border!

St Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Blackrock has been busy.  Church members have transformed a grass patch which was more mud and weeds than grass, into a shrub and flower border. Members originally started with the idea of making it more aesthetically pleasing but then decided that we could also make it butterfly, bee and insect […]

Dromantine goes wild!

In response to recent concerns being expressed about the global threat to biodiversity the Dromantine SMA Community decided to allow a sizeable area of the grounds to 'go wild'. They felt it is no longer justifiable for their religious houses to maintain beautifully trimmed lawns and hedges thereby depriving bees and other insect life of […]

‘Facing ecological and climate breakdown – despair, love and hope’ – EcoQuakers Ireland Belfast conference

Advance notice of an exciting series of three conferences across the island of Ireland starting this Autumn hosted by the EcoQuakers Ireland. The first conference, entitled ‘Facing ecological and climate breakdown - despair, love and hope' will take place on Saturday 19th October starting at 10am until about 4:30pm at South Belfast Quaker Meeting House, […]

The 14th European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky

Mayo Dark Sky Festival this year is holding an extra event for those interested in Biodiversity, Climate Actions, Wellbeing and Dark Sky themes.  This will be of special interest to rural community groups who are interested in seeking dark sky status.  It is the first time the International Dark Sky Association has licensed an event […]

Diocese of Kerry takes up challenge of climate change for Season of Creation 2019

Sylvia Thompson sent ECI this update: The Season is the time from September 1st to October 4th when Christian churches around the world focus on prayer and action to protect the natural world or creation and could be described as the churches’ eco time. The words ‘Our Common Home’ are those used by Pope Francis […]