Robert Moss of our Legacy4Life project team reports on the Teagasc Sustainable Food Systems seminar that took place on the 3rd of June 2022, at the Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre. Agriculture is vital for human life, for Irish prosperity, and specifically it cannot be curtailed in a similar manner to other energy themes. While we can make progress to reduce waste and also energy consumption for heating and transport, we cannot reduce food production with a growing global population. Therefore, the future of our food production will need to be more efficient, diverse, sustainable, resilient, circular, and inclusive. The full article is available upon An Taisce's website, here:

Teagasc research staff explain their trials to find replacements for peat based growing media. Photo credit: R.Moss, 2022.

The presentations, and recordings from the Teagasc Sustainable Food Systems seminar are now available at

Ellen O'Hora, Agricultural Social Researcher with An Taisce's Legacy4LIFE project, was recently interviewed by Connemara Community Radio in relation to "Advancing Farm to Fork". A podcast of this radio interview which aired on Thursday the 23rd of June 2022 is available here:

Legacy4LIFE is funded by the EU LIFE programme - the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action - alongside the European Climate Foundation, the Department of Housing Local Government and Heritage, and also the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communication. 

Codema recently hosted an online launch of the new "Dublin Region Energy Master Plan" 
on the 1st of June 2022. Highly relevant to local authorities and communities embarking on energy and low carbon plans at national, regional, or local level. The links to the launch recording, presentation, full report, summary brochure and infographics are now available at

A Dublin Inquirer article reviews the new Rain Water Harvesting System at Dominic Hall. This Dublin City Council Housing Complex is using rain water to flush toilets, cutting waste and pollution:

The article is based on the research carried out by Robert Moss in 2021 that looked at the resource savings, and emissions abatement potential of Rainwater Harvesting Systems.
Dublin City PPN Monthly Meet-Up, 30th of June 2022:
For anybody interested in this aspect of climate change action, the Dublin City PPN have organised a presentation of the findings from this research. This presentation will attempt to extrapolate the potential resource savings of the Dominic Hall case study across all apartment housing stock. This presentation will be held online at 7 pm on Thursday the 30th of June 2022. To register for this event please see:

Dublin City Council Opens Community Grants 2022:

Dublin City Council's application process is online for the Local Area Community Grant Scheme. The scheme, which offers support through a once off- grant, is open to a range of local resident, community, environmental, and other festival groups throughout the city:

Business in the Community Ireland would like to let you know that the deadline for your charity to register for GoogleServe 2022 is coming up this Thursday the 30th of June. GoogleServe is Google Ireland’s annual employee volunteering programme that, for almost a decade, has been supporting Irish charities address their needs by providing volunteer support from expert teams of Google volunteers:

The Quarterly Newsletter, for Summer 2022, from the Climate Action Regional Office is available here:

Ready to Heat Webinar: What Heat Pump Technology Can Already Deliver for Widespread Decarbonisation - 28 June, 1 pm - 3 pm.

Focusing on policy making, particularly for the Fit For 55 package, this webinar will focus on the enabling technologies that can better integrate heat pumps in the grids and on state-of-the-art technologies that can enable the quick development of heat pumps in those sectors where this technology has been less present: district heating, blocks of flats, old houses in the Mediterranean basin.

Join us for An Taisce Talks Planning:

29th of June 2022 at 7:30 PM.
An Taisce’s Planning and Environmental Policy Officer, Phoebe Duvall, will provide an overview of the planning system in Ireland, outline your right to participate in planning and show you how you can have your say:

The Rediscovery Centre Invites You!

Between the 28th of June and the 2nd of July you are invited to join us for free guided tours and talks from a panel of experts as part of a Built Environment Showcase. This showcase will cover best practice and innovations in circular design, sustainable materials, and reuse and repurposing for the built environment. Our goal is to find innovative and practical ways to reduce the carbon and material impacts of our construction and built environment. You can book your free place for any of the upcoming tours and talks using the link below:
This event is being delivered in partnership with Environmental Protection Agency Ireland (EPA).

Culture Night Friday September 23rd 2022.
The Culture Night experience is across  a wide range of sectors – culture, arts, heritage, education, hospitality, tourism, health and commercial and corporate enterprise. You can register for Culture Night here: 

Make your own Black Gold!
During Biodiversity Week we held an online Composting 101 workshop with Master Composter Trainer, Craig Benton. The workshop covered everything from what to compost, to different composting systems and how to troubleshoot problems. You can watch it back now: