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.
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
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
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
Sitopia: How food can Save the World
Sitopia explores the idea that food shapes our lives, and asks what we can do with this knowledge in order to lead better ones. In essence, it is a practical, food-based philosophy.
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
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
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
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.
How We Can Save the Planet
Mayer Hillman, one of Britain’s most original and influential thinkers, offers the reader both a stunning analysis of the looming environmental catastrophe and a blueprint for avoiding it.
Flourishing: A Frank Conversation about Sustainability
John R. Ehrenfeld & Andrew J. Hoffman
This book provides a rodmap to a flourishing future, satisfying and truly sustainable consumption, and a new understanding of our place in the world.
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.
The Climate Alarm Clock
Join Darragh Wynne, Ana Pringle, Ceara Tierney and company for this action and solution focused podcast which aims to provide listeners with weekly updates on the climate and biodiversity crisis.
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.
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.
An Inconvenient Truth
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.
Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species — and uncovers alarming global corruption.
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
Learn how factory farming is decimating the planet’s natural resources — and why this crisis has been largely ignored by major environmental groups.
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.
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 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 email@example.com 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
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 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 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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