Upcoming Events

Offaly | Environment

no events match your query!

New Events

Offaly

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Public Services Card: Some still forced to comply

offsite link Catholic Church: Dark influence still active Anthony

offsite link Tom Parlon launches new career in comedy Anthony

offsite link Presumption of innocence does not universally apply in Ireland Anthony

offsite link The poor standard of Irish political journalism Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Karbala, The Path of Most Resistance Thu Sep 19, 2019 16:32 | The Saker
by Mansoureh Tajik for The Saker Blog By way of introduction, I would like to borrow words from The Saker that explain, rather concisely, the ?why? of the essay you

offsite link How the Houthis overturned the chessboard Wed Sep 18, 2019 21:53 | amarynth
by Pepe Escobar – posted with permission The Yemeni Shiite group?s spectacular attack on Abqaiq raises the distinct possibility of a push to drive the House of Saud from power

offsite link If Iran behind attack, ?US military worthless? ? Tehran prof Wed Sep 18, 2019 20:55 | The Saker

offsite link Crises ? the Middle-East and a few hopefully useful pointers Wed Sep 18, 2019 19:12 | The Saker
[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] The Middle-East is literally exploding: the Houthis have delivered an extremely effective blow against Saudi oil production which (so they claim) has

offsite link Part 2 ? The Arctic icebreakers, FONOPs and capability saga Tue Sep 17, 2019 16:00 | The Saker
by Nat South for The Saker Blog In the first part of the series on the Arctic shipping and icebreakers,? Arctic Russian icebreakers ? Kerfuffle over numbers, role and expectations?,

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights

offsite link Fijian women still face Human Rights violations Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:49 | Human Rights

offsite link Saudi Human Rights Violation Fri Aug 09, 2019 20:41 | Human Rights

offsite link China?s LGBT Community Mon Apr 15, 2019 19:19 | Human Rights

offsite link Declaration of Human Rights at Sea Mon Apr 08, 2019 07:31 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Ripping the bonds of the UK apart? 12:44 Thu Sep 19, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Centenary: Irish Farm Labour Strike ? Recalling Labour?s Role in the Struggle for Independence ? Oct... 12:23 Thu Sep 19, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Signs of Hope ? A continuing series 12:07 Thu Sep 19, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link The loyal opposition? 10:41 Thu Sep 19, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Do they seem a little anxious? 07:44 Thu Sep 19, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

Cedar Lounge >>

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

author by Edward Horgan - Shannonwatch.orgpublication date Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:44author email edward_horgan at hotmail dot comauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

Shannon Airport and Shannonbridge peat burning powerstation are two sides of the same coin - helping to destroy the world for the sake of local short-term proffit. At Shannonbridge, local councillors have defended the burning of peat for local economic and jobs reasons - never mind if we are destroying the environment - thats someone else's problem.

At Shannon airport local politicians and trade unions support US military use of Shannon airport because it is claimed to be good for local jobs and the local economy - never mind that the US troops and war materials passing through Shannon airport have led to the deaths of over one million people in Iraq and Afghanistan - sure they are only "foreigners".

There should be no "foreigners" in this interdependent one world of ours that we know as plannet EARTH. We are all in this together, and we will survive and thrive only if we protect and love our living environment, and if we make and promote peace not war.
I urge as many as possible to support the Shannonbridge environmental protests.

Please come to Shannon airport over the weekend of 5/6 September also to attend the International peace conference (details on www.shannonwatch.org and www.pana.ie). We need supporters for a peace camp over this weekend, and for protests at Shannon airport right up to and beyond the Lisbon Treaty referendum.

Killing innocent people with bombs and by destroying our living environment are acts of genocide against the human race.

Related Link: http://www.shannonwatch.org
author by awakepublication date Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

research agenda 21 people this is all part of it.

 
© 2001-2019 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