International Day of Forests

International Day of ForestsThe United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/67/200 on 21 December 2012, which declared that 21 March of each year is to be observed as the International Day of Forests. The resolution encourages all Member States to organize activities relating to all types of forests. Activities expected to take place on the International Day include tree-planting and other community-level events, and national celebrations including art, photo and film as well as social media outreach. Continue reading

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Biogas: lights and shadows of a promising technology

By Mario A. Rosato

Biogas Plant in SwedenLike any other technology, anaerobic digestion is good in itself but unfortunately EU policies and some local lobbies have in many cases created a fertile soil for speculation to grow about its potential. Beyond this political polemic and ideological dogma, experience has proven that only biogas plants designed and managed with rational criteria can help the environment, the community and the economy at the same time. The following decalogue (ten commandments) may be of help to anybody wishing to invest in a biogas plant and obtain a sustainable return on the investment:

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BioLogic honoured as Green World Ambassador 2014

Trophy and certificate presented to Dr. Douglas McMillan by Miss UK Green Queen Sophie DesbrowBioLogiQ, has been honoured as an International Green World Ambassador at a prestigious ceremony on 11th November at the House of Commons in London.

This recognition comes as a result of its success in winning a Green Apple Award earlier this year for their “Optimised, Sustainable Engineering Solution” which upgraded a F-rated 1970s bungalow to A1 energy efficiency standard using improved insulation and underfloor heating powered by solar and photovoltaic systems. Continue reading

Sustainability news 2011

In this section, you will find up-to-date summarised articles and original links related to the main environmental news in Ireland and around the world in 2011. Continue reading