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Sandymount Hotel named “Europe’s Leading Green Hotel 2017″

The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. The awards are recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, which sets the benchmark to which all others aspire. Competing against top hotels across Europe, Sandymount Hotel are delighted to win this prestigious award ahead of fellow […]

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Green Teams National Training Programme Launched

Green Teams National Programme Launch details – Sep 2017 Developed by Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and environmental consultants Consulteco, the programme was launched with Rosderra Meats and WIT’s internal green team candidates.  This programme is supported by the EPA’s Green Enterprise Programme.

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2018 Small Business Awards Launched

Opportunities for SME’s to apply for the Sustainable Energy Award – Small Firms Association Full details here Closing Date:  Friday 20th October

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Autumn Workshops Launched

Focus on Reducing Waste – Increasing Profitability – FREE Workshops  Nationwide Autumn Workshop Series – 09.00 to 13.00 each day                   BOOK HERE NOW Workshop Locations Venues will be announced as soon as they are confirmed 27th September – Co Clare, 28th September – Co Galway, 4th October […]

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Pakman Awards 2017 – Launched

Chanelle McCoy launches Call for Entries for Third Annual Pakman Awards, powered by Repak which celebrates 20 years of success this year   Leading Irish businesswomen Chanelle McCoy, alongside Chairman of the Repak, Tony Keohane, has launched the call for entries for the third annual Pakman Awards to find Ireland’s recycling and waste management champions […]

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Turning food waste into profit

A restaurant loses €24,000 a year to food waste, a hotel €150,000 – so tackling it makes sense Irish Times, Sat, Jun 3, 2017, 06:00 Sylvia Thompson  Irish householders throw away between €700 and €1,000 worth of food every year. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) “It’s often easier to waste food than to give it away […]

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Is Trump actually Quite Smart?

USA pulls out of Paris Agreement. The world is aghast, Trump is denounced. Climate Change action is doomed. But…….is Trump actually playing a smart hand? Does anyone (including Trump) really believe that there will be any major increase in coal mining in the US? Coal is old, coal is dead – renewable s are growing […]

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Energy bills to jump as plans unveiled for ‘massive’ hike in levy

What does this mean for Irish Businesses?  MIC = 100 kVa  – Current Annual Cost @€3.33/kVa/Month = €3,996 – Future Annual Cost @ €3.74 = €4,488 – an increase of €492 per annum. Note:  As Ireland fails to achieve its targets in reducing C02 all the talk is that the country will be fined.  What […]

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Naughten determined to weather the storms on climate

Naughten determined to weather the storms on climate   Denis Naughten has endured a torrent of abuse from environmentalists. The first climate change minister ever appointed, his National Mitigation Plan aimed at tackling global warming was roundly pilloried for being more a discussion document than a roadmap for reducing emissions. He’s not fazed by the […]

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Cutting Carbon Emissions

Energy prices will be ‘far higher’ without action on climate 1 Paul Melia Environment Editor – Irish Independent May 24 2017 2:30 AM ELECTRICITY prices are likely to increase by up to 15pc as Ireland deploys more renewable energy in a move to a low-carbon economy, but the costs will be far higher if we […]

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