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Irish Water investment in Luimnagh WTP lighting to reduce carbon emissions by 84 tonnes per year, equivalent of taking 44 cars off our roads
An NUI Galway project which aims to reduce carbon emissions from peatlands has secured close to €1 million in funding.
In an age where the State is being fined up to .35,000 per day for being over its CO2 emissions, it is more important than ever that we, as a nation, become more responsible for our carbon output. We have become too dependent on fossil fuels — turf, coal, oil, and gas — when in reality we need to be looking at renewable sources such as solar, wind, and wood. We have the ability to heat our homes on a purely carbon neutral basis; making no net release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, as a result of carbon offsetting.
We are all being encouraged to reduce our carbon emissions — the much publicised change.ie website lets us calculate our carbon number and gives advice on how to reduce it. As Christmas approaches, the gifts we buy often further add to our carbon footprint as much carbon has been produced during their manufacture while their packaging, often a large component of the gift, also has to be disposed of.
Trees bring a beauty and interest that changes through the seasons. They have a particular beauty at the moment when silhouetted against a bright winter sky, or when they glisten with frost on a cold winter morning. Watch them through spring as their buds develop, their new leaves emerge, and many break into flower. See their fruits grow through late summer and enjoy watching the birds feed on them. Many show a vibrant riot of colour in autumn, then one day the branches will be bare again as they sleep through winter.
Businesses and organisations in Westmeath are being encouraged by the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, to join more than 300 businesses throughout Ireland in using the recently developed Change.ie carbon management tool to assist them in managing their carbon, cutting their costs, and improving their competitiveness.