Upcoming Events

Offaly | Education

no events match your query!

New Events

Offaly

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire

offsite link Moscow Salvages START Nuke Control Exten... Wed Oct 21, 2020 17:13 | Tom O’Connor

offsite link MSM Polls Showing Biden Leading Big Are ... Wed Oct 21, 2020 16:30 | Napoleon Linarthatos

offsite link Former OPCW Chief Says His Office Was Bu... Wed Oct 21, 2020 15:42 | Caitlin Johnstone

offsite link “People Aren’t Buying It” — Trum... Wed Oct 21, 2020 04:08 | Breitbart

offsite link Australia Forced Returning Citizens Into... Tue Oct 20, 2020 21:08 | Charlie Coe

Anti-Empire >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Iron Curtain still separates Russia and the EU Wed Oct 21, 2020 18:13 | amarynth
by Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times Sergey Lavrov, Russia?s Foreign Minister, is the world?s foremost diplomat. The son of an Armenian father and a Russian

offsite link Armenian Forces Use Their Last Chance To Turn Tide Of War With Azerbaijan Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:37 | amarynth
South Front The Azerbaijani Armed Forces have been developing their advance on Armenian positions in the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region. On October 19, they captured 13 more villages in the Jabrayil

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2020/10/21 ? Open Thread Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:30 | Herb Swanson
2020/10/21 10:30:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link USA SITREP: FBI indicted Russian trombone player as a ?GRU hacker? Tue Oct 20, 2020 19:53 | The Saker
By Lilia Shumkova, a Moscow based independent journalist, for The Saker Blog A federal grand jury sitting in the Western District of the US state of Pennsylvania without citing any

offsite link What the Great Reset Architects Don?t Want You To Understand About Economics Tue Oct 20, 2020 18:41 | amarynth
By Matthew Ehret for the Saker Blog It shouldn?t come as a surprise that the Vice President of the World Bank Carmen Reinhardt recently warned on October 15 that a

The Saker >>

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link The Party and the Ballot Box Sun Jul 14, 2019 22:24 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link On The Decline and Fall of The American Empire and Socialism Sat Jan 26, 2019 01:52 | S. Duncan

offsite link What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh

Spirit of Contradiction >>

CLIMATE CAMP - Wish you were here !

category offaly | education | news report author Monday August 17, 2009 18:32author by Bob Wilson - CELT - Centre for Environmental Living and Training, also Transition East Clare Initiative Report this post to the editors

Peat power worse than coal for CO2 emissions

Climate Camp is up and running at Shannonbridge, Co.Offaly - started Saturday 15th August and goes on til Sunday 23rd August.
Stop the peat-fired powerstation now ! !
Stop the peat-fired powerstation now ! !

It's about what we can do in the face of changing climate that will affect us all. Peat bogs are a living carbon sink - greater even than forestry. Burning peat releases more CO2 into the atmosphere than burning coal. The peat-fired powerstation beside the camp should have been shut down long ago - since our government and Bord na Mona still fail to see the urgency of reducing emissions, climate camp will be staging a major protest on Saturday 22nd August - this will be a day of action and fun, including street theatre, art, etc, which will hopefully bring media attention to this important issue.

Meanwhile, the camp has lots of great workshops every day this week about sustainable living, peat bogs, forestry, cycling, renewable energy, etc, etc. Come along to my Trees and You workshop on Wednesday ! I will be talking about trees as carbon sinks, as vital elements of biodiversity, as added value to farms and gardens, woodland gardens, agroforestry, CELT native tree nursery, CELT Weekend in the Woods (19 / 20 September) (another event not to be missed !) ...........................

So get yourself along to CLIMATE CAMP and be a part of it !

Related Link: http://www.climatecamp.ie

Typical discussion workshop - High energy !
Typical discussion workshop - High energy !

Camp kitchen - Lental Disorder !
Camp kitchen - Lental Disorder !

author by Green Giantpublication date Mon Aug 17, 2009 20:53author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Cant wait to get down guys...

author by bert - climate camppublication date Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I've been at the climate camp for the last few days and would really recommend people to come down here and start planning things for the day of action!

author by mise tara 7publication date Tue Aug 18, 2009 16:55author address author phone Report this post to the editors


Great camp ,amazing people, excellent workshops,glorious food .Climate camp well worth attending.

author by Lara Hillpublication date Tue Aug 18, 2009 20:47author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I had my misgivings before I went to Climate Camp. I'd met my neighbour on his way down to set it up the previous week "Yeah man, I'll be cycling down and skipping stuff on the way to build the compost toilets and all". To my surprise and joy the compost toilets had indeed been built and showers, marquees erected along with a vegan kitchen dishing up outstanding food. After the few days down at Shannonbridge, I think it would be difficult to go back to a regular commercial festival. The DIY vibrations at the camp turn it into a completely different gathering to say, Electric Picinic. The camp is working on a donation basis and depends on people to volunteer to keep the place running. All campers become stake holders. Besides fostering a sense of ownership, it makes it easy to connect with new people. I had good chats while sprinkling sawdust, washing plates and sewing bunting flags together. On the bus home this evening it occured to me that the remarkable thing about the camp is not the fact that some who attend are willing to risk arrest for the sake of the planet, but that all who attend are willing to trust each other to give enough to keep a camp in a field running sweetly for nine days.

author by dipperjppublication date Wed Aug 19, 2009 14:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It is time this sort of government sanctioned, ecological vandalism was highlighted. Both the ESB and Bord na Mona have talked a lot about ending their high impact energy generating activities but have taken no significant action that will make a difference. I have seen some footage from the Climate Camp and listened to local politicians speak the same tired old, myopic, cliche ridden excuses about patently unsustainable activity - having economic importance to the area. This is not acceptable anymore. The economics of destruction has no place in any right thinking government policy. In a few years this plant,and more like it, will have run out of raw material foto feed its belching behemoth but will also have destroyed local biodiversity and local ecosystems as well. People and politicians must realise, we cannot rely on pollution from short term, destructive activities to make progress. They should stop deluding themselves and start developing a future for their children based on sound ecological principles that support all lifeforms. Their is no such thing as "good pollution" nor we cannot continue to rely on pollution to generate economic return. It is an impossible proposition

author by Lara Hillpublication date Wed Aug 19, 2009 18:13author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Here's a couple of pics from Climate camp

phot0249.jpg

author by Lara Hillpublication date Wed Aug 19, 2009 18:15author address author phone Report this post to the editors

with power station in the background

phot0248.jpg

Number of comments per page
  
 
© 2001-2020 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy