If you’d like to learn more about climate and biodiversity-related issues or become an active member of a group, here is a list of our favourite resources.

Books

The Future We Choose
Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac

A cautionary but optimistic book about the world’s changing climate and the fate of humanity.

To Speak for the Trees
Diana Beresford-Kroeger

Canadian botanist, biochemist and visionary Diana Beresford-Kroeger’s life journey from ancient celtic wisdom to a healing vision of the forest.

Investing to Save the Planet
Alice Ross

In this essential introduction to green investing, Alice Ross shows you how you can turn your savings and pensions, however big or small, into a force for change.

Valuing the Earth
Herman E. Daly and Kenneth N. Townsend

Valuing the Earth collects more than twenty classic and recent essays that broaden economic thinking by setting the economy in its proper ecological and ethical context.

How Not to Die
Michael Greger MD

The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. Physician, lecturer and founder of NutritionFacts.org, Dr. Michael Greger, the examines the fifteen top causes of death in America

The Mushroom at the End of the World
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

What a rare mushroom can teach us about sustaining life on a fragile planet

The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Michael Pollan

As omnivores, humans are faced with a wide variety of food choices. In the book, Pollan investigates the environmental and animal welfare impacts of various food choices.

How Bad are Bananas
Tim Berners-Lee

From a text message to war, from a Valentine’s rose to a flight or even having a child, Berners-Less gives us the carbon answers we need and provides plenty of revelations.

How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference
Rebecca Huntley

While scientists double down on the shocking figures, we still find ourselves unable to discuss climate change meaningfully among friends and neighbours—or even to grapple with it ourselves.

Podcasts

The Covid Alarm Clock

This podcast asks if we can use our experience of COVID as a wake up call to take real action on climate change. Join hosts Darragh Wynne and Ellen Hegarty, based in Dublin, Ireland, as they chat about topics including science, politics, media, the economy and more.

Five Degrees of Change

Five Degrees of Change is the energy and environment podcast series from the Business Post. Host Daniel Murray explores how we can all make the necessary changes to reduce our impact on the environment at this critical time.

Mothers of Invention

Climate change is a man-made problem — with a feminist solution! Join former Irish president, Mary Robinson, comedian-writer, Maeve Higgins, and series producer, Thimali Kodikara as they celebrate the inspiring climate leaders around the world carving a path to climate justice.

Climate Ambassador Podcast

The Climate Ambassador Podcast series explores the lessons learned from the Climate Ambassador Programme and how climate change overlaps into many other areas of our lives—agriculture, food, transport, biodiversity, well-being and much more. Expert guest speakers appear on each episode.

Climate Allies

Climate Allies covers climate and sustainability issues from a different perspective. Join Ali Sheridan and a wide range of guests to discuss what sustainability and climate action means to them and their industry, and find out how they are driving change.

Climate Queens

Join Clodagh Kelly and Katie Harrington for this monthly environmental podcast series aiming to raise awareness about the effect that we, as humans, are having on our shared planet and what we can do about it.

Down to Earth

Dr Cara Augustenborg brings you this weekly environmental podcast exploring all sides of climate change and examining the fundamental shifts we need to make to futureproof the planet.

Films/Videos

An Inconvenient Truth
2006

Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore’s personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change in the most talked-about documentary at Sundance.

Seaspiracy
2021

Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species — and uncovers alarming global corruption.

Data Centres

This webinar from Not Here Not Anywhere hopes to open up an national conversation on data centres and what part they should play in our society and highlight the social, environmental and economic impact they have.

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
2014

Learn how factory farming is decimating the planet’s natural resources — and why this crisis has been largely ignored by major environmental groups.

The Cove
2009

Documentary following a team of activists led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry as they embark on a covert mission to infiltrate an undercover illegal capture and slaughter of dolphins in a hidden cove in Taiji, Japan.

The Best Speech You Will Ever Here

Gary Yourofsky’s entire inspirational speech held at Georgia Tech in summer of 2010. Listen to this amazing speaker who will blow away the myths, fill your mind with interesting facts, and help you make ethical choices for a healthy heart and soul.

Climate Groups

One Future Campaign

A network of campaign groups across Ireland supported by Stop Climate Chaos and Friends of the Earth. One Future groups advocate for faster and fairer climate action within their consituencies and communities by building local campaigns and lobbying local TDs.

Extinction Rebellion Ireland

A part of the global and politically non-partisan movement that use non-violent direct action to persuade governments to act justly on the climate and ecological emergency.

An Taisce

An Irish charity founded in 1948 that works to promote environmental awareness and action in the context of the climate and biodiversity emergencies.

Dublin Friends of the Earth

As a part of Friends of the Earth Ireland, DFoE is an active group of volunteers who champion urgent environmental causes that have a positive and practical effect in helping our environment in Dublin, Ireland and globally. Email dublin@foe.ie to join their monthly meetings and to subscribe to their mailing list

Irish Wildlife Trust

A conservation charity committed to raising awareness of Ireland’s rich natural heritage and protecting it for future generations.

Set up Your Own Group!

Friends of the Earth UK provide some excellent resources for running your own campaign

Artists

Katie Holten

Katie Holten is an Irish visual artist and environmental activist based in New York City and Ardee. For over twenty years she has made unconventional works, pushing the boundaries of ecological art.

Katie Paterson

Katie Paterson is widely regarded as one of the leading artists of her generation. Collaborating with scientists and researchers across the world, Paterson’s projects consider our place on Earth in the context of geological time and change

Maeve Stone

Maeve Stone is a director / writer for film and theatre whose work responds to issues of climate, and revisits the canon with a feminist lens.

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