Ethical fashion on the rise

“Everybody’s buying far too many clothes.” So announced eccentric British fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood in 2013. Urging consumers to opt for quality over quantity, Westwood was not attempting to cajole the general public to scrap together their pennies to purchase an item from her new collection.   Instead, five years later, Westwood’s comments praising conscious […]

Recent Advances in Climate Change

The clock is ticking on how fast we can tackle climate change. The issue has become a stark reality. In a year overshadowed by politics, climate change is something that can simply no longer be ignored. As  Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy for Climate Change, said: “Climate change is a fundamental problem that we must […]

Would you eat a synthetically-made burger?

      “Cows are inefficient food producers. In fact, they’re obsolete.”   Yesterday saw Trinity Global Development Soc and DU General Science Society come together to host Professor Mark Post, Chair of the Department of Physiology at Maastricht University and pioneer of the artificially cultured meat industry. Speaking about global agriculture, meat consumption, and climate […]

TCDSU’s Environmental Lobby Group Launch

“[Elliot] spoke of the dangers currently facing us with climate change, and how Trinity’s divestment could ‘send a powerful message’. The group expect a decision to be made on this in early December.” Yesterday evening saw TCDSU’s new Environmental Lobby Group launch their campaign in the company of Green Party senator, Grace O’Sullivan.   Environmental […]

Emmet highlights JCR President has yet to appoint Environment Officer

  A Trinity News Life interview with Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Environment Officer Thomas Emmet has highlighted that the Junior Common Room (JCR) Committee is missing an elected environmental representative. JCR President Sara Loughlin has told Trinity News that other moves are being made in the meantime to support the environment but that […]

Introducing the TCDSU Lobby Group

In line with his manifesto for election, Trinity College Dublin Student Union (TCDSU) President Kieran McNulty has organised a Lobby Group which will act as the SU’s ‘political wing’, aiming to represent student voices in national politics through eight campaigns: Higher Education Funding, Repeal the 8th, Mental Health, Accommodation, Drugs and Alcohol Policy, Environment, Brexit […]

Second green flag for Trinity unveiled

The green flag was presented to College by An Taisce on Thursday at a ceremony in the Exam Hall

Agricultural greenhouse emissions “underestimated” according to Trinity scientists

Ireland is under international observation with regards to a number of environmental issues including large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions.

Trinity botanists discover critically endangered new tree species

The discovery happened during an ecological survey in Honduras.

Collaborating on ideas

The participants and organisers behind the Suas Ideas Collective speak about their projects, and hopes for social justice and environmental change.

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