Eco Film Night Resources
Rachel Loughrey

Thank you to everyone who attended our second Eco Film night on 18th February.

We hope you enjoyed the film, the amazing panel discussions and the inspiring chats afterwards. We would like to extend a big thanks to the Bog Standard team. The night would not have been as magical as it was without Aoife and the wonderful panellists; Ben, Carthage, Phoebe and Colum. So many topics were discussed in the evening. Here are some that were written on the post-its:

  • Community action is paramount to mitigating climate change and to combat eco-anxiety 
  • Connection to nature and wildlife is vital
  • Practicality and climate change
  • Breaking out of the echo chamber 
  • Energy sources
  • Just transition
  • Re connecting to bogs 

Here are some resources about bogs which might interest you after watching the film ‘Bog Standard’:

Peat | RE-PEAT

Ultimate bogs: how saving peatlands could help save the planet | Greenhouse gas emissions | The Guardian

Peatlands and climate change | IUCN

Assigning value to cultural ecosystem services: The significance of memory and imagination in the conservation of Irish peatlands – ScienceDirect

Peatlands – climate regulation and biodiversity – YouTube

Why we should all be obsessed with Peatlands. | Ireen van Dolderen | TEDxAUCollege – YouTube

Bogs in the Classroom – Resources for TeachersIrish Peatland Conservation Council (

Community Wetlands Forum | Wetlands Groups Sharing Ideas & Experiences

Bog babes (@bog.babes) • Instagram photos and videos

Peatlands – International Peatland Society

Stay tuned to the Act Now Collective website and social media channels for news of the next film night in mid March.