Category «Spring 2021»

Rewilding our Understanding of Animal Rights

Nía Ní Gréine of Heartstone Veganic Sanctuary talks about her new funding appeal and the importance of providing the best quality of life possible for rescued animals Rewilding will be a term familiar to most of you, not least since controversial writer and environmental campaigner George Monbiot made it the focus of his work, and …

Regenerative Vegan Agriculture is the Solution

By James O’Donovan In Ireland grass fed beef and dairy are the dominant forms of agriculture and farmers have practiced rotational grazing for decades.  The result is that Ireland has one of the lowest overall indicators for biological diversity in the world as shown below: Agricultural GHG emissions in Ireland are now over 35% of …

The Circular Economy

By Bronwyn Slater Are you one of those people who brings your own resusable cup with you to coffee shops, or have you ever rented an outfit for a wedding?  If so, then you’re participating in the circular economy.  I’m old enough to remember bringing empty glass bottles back to my local shop and getting …

The Future of Plastic

By Bronwyn Slater Since the mass production of plastics began in the 1940s and 50s it’s volume has been rising steadily every year.  In 1960 the world produced 8 million tonnes of plastic.  By 2015 this had risen to 400 million tonnes, and it’s estimated that if the increase in production is not contained the …

Vegan & Sustainability News: Spring 2021

A roundup of some of the headlines and news stories from the past 3 months by Bronwyn Slater Record breaking Veganuary sign-ups for 2021 A recording-breaking 582,538 people have signed up to Veganuary this year.   The campaign challenges people to eat vegan during the month of January.  This year’s participants came from 209 countries and …