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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 […]

Quaker United Nations Office – New Publications

The Quaker United Nations Office has published two new documents. The first, The Role of Decentralised Renewable Energy in Peacebuilding,  is a working paper on how renewable energies can have a peacebuilding role. The second, A Government Official’s Toolkit, can be used by citizens to engage their decision makers for more urgent action on climate […]

News from a Friend of ECI from Down Under!

Anne Jennings is a friend of ECI from Australia who is working on her PhD at Nulungu Research Institute, School of Arts & Sciences, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome Campus on Laudato Si’ and Ecological Conversion, using community development processes. She is a keen reader of the ECI newsletter. In 2017 she presented […]

Next Meeting of the Northern Ireland Creation Care Network – 30 March 2019

The 13th meeting of the Northern Ireland Creation Care Network will take place on Saturday 30 March 2019, 10.00am to 1.00pm in The Grange, 123 Stramore Road, Craigavon, Co. Armagh, BT63 5JZ. It is hoped to include a short walk and reflective exercise led by Caroline Sommerville. Members hope to do some car-sharing from Ballymartin […]

New report from Christian Aid – ‘Counting the Cost: A Year of Climate Breakdown’

Christian Aid’s new report Counting the Cost: a year of climate breakdown identifies 10 of the most destructive droughts, floods, fires, heatwaves, typhoons and hurricanes of 2018, each of which caused damage of over US$1 billion. Four of the events cost more than $7 billion each. These figures are likely to be underestimates - in some […]

ECI Climate Justice Candle visits Clogher Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Group!

The ECI Climate Justice Candle was hosted by Clogher Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation group and was brought to Enniskillen by Anne Marie Russell. It was installed in Church of Ireland, Enniskillen on 1 December and then in St Michael’s Church across the street on the 8 December. After a week there it was […]

ECI Climate Justice Candle visits Good Shepherd Sisters in Belfast!

The ECI Climate Justice Candle visited 'Lys Marie', Good Shepherd Sisters in South Belfast from 23-26 November 2018. Sr Marguerite from this community sent ECI this report: Kenneth Orr from St John's Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church in Belfast delivered and installed the ECI Climate Justice Candle in our Oratory, in an atmosphere of welcome, joy and […]

Diocese of Kerry takes up the challenge of plastic pollution for Season of Creation 2018

Be part of the solution to plastic pollution - Sylvia Thompson from the Diocese of Kerry sent ECI this update: The Diocese of Kerry took up the challenge of plastic pollution for the ‘Season of Creation’ 2018 using the catch phrase ‘Be part of the solution to plastic pollution.’  The various events were organised by […]

Laudato Sí Working Group News – November 2018

The Laudato Sí Working Group met in November to discuss progress and agree key priorities for the coming year. Here is a short summary of what is in the pipeline: New parish resource on Implementing Laudato Sí. Building on the success of the Trócaire Glás resource and the Eco-Congregation Ireland resources, the plan is to […]