Upcoming Events

Offaly | Environment

no events match your query!

New Events

Offaly

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire

offsite link Ukraine Buys Huge Amounts of Russian Fue... Fri Jan 20, 2023 08:34 | Antonia Kotseva

offsite link Turkey Has Sent Ukraine Cluster Munition... Thu Jan 12, 2023 00:26 | Jack Detsch

offsite link New Israeli Government Promises to Talk ... Tue Jan 10, 2023 21:13 | Al Majadeen

offsite link Russia Training Iranian Pilots Ahead of ... Tue Jan 10, 2023 15:19 | The Times of Israel

offsite link Lukashenko Abolishes Copyright Protectio... Tue Jan 10, 2023 15:05 | Nikki Main

Anti-Empire >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link News Round-Up Sat Jan 28, 2023 00:25 | Toby Young
A summary of the most interesting stories in the past 24 hours that challenge the prevailing orthodoxy about the virus and the vaccines, the ?climate emergency? and the supposed moral defects of Western civilisation.
The post News Round-Up appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Pro-Mask Crusader Trish Greenhalgh Plumbs New Depths of Distortion Fri Jan 27, 2023 16:30 | Dr Gary Sidley
Pro-mask crusader Prof Trish Greenhalgh recently plumbed new depths of distortion and misinformation in her mission to force humankind to hide their faces behind strips of cloth or plastic, writes Dr. Gary Sidley.
The post Pro-Mask Crusader Trish Greenhalgh Plumbs New Depths of Distortion appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link The Pfizer Exec Story is No Hoax Fri Jan 27, 2023 14:29 | Thorsteinn Siglaugsson
Some sceptics have expressed doubts over the veracity of the blabbermouth Pfizer exec story, arguing it's staged. But that makes no sense and doesn't fit the evidence, says Thorsteinn Siglaugsson.
The post The Pfizer Exec Story is No Hoax appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Lockdowns Responsible for Thousands of Alcohol Deaths ? ONS Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:08 | Dr Carl Heneghan and Dr Tom Jefferson
Lockdowns were responsible for thousands of alcohol deaths, new ONS data show, as the rate rises 27% on pre-pandemic levels.
The post Lockdowns Responsible for Thousands of Alcohol Deaths ? ONS appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link A Sensible Approach to Climate Change in the Classroom Fri Jan 27, 2023 09:00 | Anonymous
A teacher explains in the Daily Sceptic how to teach children about climate change without scaring the bejesus out of them.
The post A Sensible Approach to Climate Change in the Classroom appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

Lockdown Skeptics >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link Two European Union states poised to sever diplomatic relations with Russia Thu Jan 26, 2023 16:09 | en

offsite link The Whole of Europe Turned Into a Battlefield, by Manlio Dinucci Tue Jan 24, 2023 07:26 | en

offsite link The war in Ukraine to maintain the European Union under tutelage, by Thierry Mey... Tue Jan 24, 2023 06:59 | en

offsite link "Voltaire, International Newsletter" N°24 Mon Jan 23, 2023 06:55 | en

offsite link Russia calls for Angela Merkel and François Hollande to be put on trial Thu Jan 19, 2023 08:37 | en

Voltaire Network >>

Climate Campers take Direct Action on Bog Restoration

category offaly | environment | news report author Wednesday August 19, 2009 00:17author by Climate Camper - Climate Camp Ireland Report this post to the editors

No time to waste - preserving Irish peatlands is essential

Climate campers of all ages at Shannonbridge took a direct action this morning Aug. 18th, on a nearby bog by filling in trenches that are used to drain the bog for cutting. The peaceful demonstrations lasted 2 hours with police curiously onlooking at the hard working activists.
Don't Burn our Bogs! - Climate Camp is the life buoy which can save our bogs and planet
Don't Burn our Bogs! - Climate Camp is the life buoy which can save our bogs and planet

This morning at 11.30am sixty odd Climate Campers of all ages strolled 2km from the camp beside the Shannonbridge Peat Burning Power Plant towards one of the Bord na Móna man-made brown deserts outside of the town. Equipped with some sacks, shovels, pillow cases, wheelbarrows, banners and good cheer, they started filling in the trenches made to drain the bogs with milled peat which was destined for burning at the power plant. The direct action continued for about 2 hours filling in a significant part of the trench. Local police watched as the climate campers, including many children, diligently set about their task and some engaged the police in conversation explaining to them the reasons for their actions.

This is the first step that’s needed to restore our bogs” said Molly Walsh, spokesperson for Climate Camp Ireland. “People don’t realise that when bogs are drained and dried, they release ample amounts of carbon dioxide, even before the peat is burnt. Degraded peatlands release 0.97 million tonnes of C02 annually in Ireland.” she added.

Colourful banners and placards were unveiled on the bog saying “Climate Change Costs Lives” and “The bog is our rainforest”. One banner was mounted on a piece of peat-cutting machinery which said “Don’t Burn our Bogs”. Some of the activists boarded a bog train, while others pushed them along, symbolising that humanity is on the wagon towards climate chaos unless we halt these climate chaos causing activities immediately.

Come join us at the camp for more actions and workshops! Climate Camp Ireland continues at Shannonbridge until August 22nd with the main day of action. We call on everyone to come join us on a day of peaceful civil disobedience to stop peat burning at the Shannonbridge Power Station.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/climatecampireland for more photos

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

the next generation defending their bogs
the next generation defending their bogs

Climate Camp - Camp for Social Justice
Climate Camp - Camp for Social Justice

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   A Brige Too Far     Edward Horgan    Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:44 
   beware     awake    Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:56 


 
© 2001-2023 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