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Tree Planting Initiative by Crowne Plaza and Panda Greenstar

During National Tree Week, the Crowne Plaza Dublin-Northwood Hotel is answering the call to ‘Plant for our Planet’.  The Crowne Plaza recognises its responsibility for the environmental impact of their business and is constantly working on innovative ways to improve and counteract any such impacts.  With the support of Panda Greenstar, the Crowne Plaza have partnered with Crann – Trees for Ireland to host a range of tree planting, educational and climate action activities which will benefit various communities.  To …

National Biodiversity Conference 2019

Speech by President Michael D. Higgins National Biodiversity Conference, Dublin Castle, Thursday, 21st February, 2019 A chairde, In so far as language is part of biodiversity, let me begin with just some words in our own ancient language. Ar an gcéad dul síos ba mhaith liom mo bhuíochas a ghabháil libh uilig as ucht an cuireadh a bheith libh inniu agus as ucht an fíorchaoin fáilte a dhearadh sibh romham ar maidin. Is í seo an dara lá agus sinn …

Why forests are the best ‘technology’ to stop climate change

by Jennifer Morgan Executive Director of Greenpeace International Expanding forests is a much more effective solution to climate change than bioenergy. A view is seen from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma in the middle of the Amazon forest in Amazonas state, Brazil [Bruno Kelly/Reuters] The warning from the world’s top climate scientists that carbon dioxide (CO2) will need to be removed from the atmosphere to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is both …

Talk by Crann Director, Dr. George Cunningham

“Tree Books, Tree Travels, Tree Lore” Thank you to everyone who attended the talk held on Tuesday 5th March, 2019 in the Heritage Centre, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare. Crann Director, Dr. George Cunningham, delivered a wide-ranging illustrative and personal talk. He tree-travelled from his midland home and around Ireland to the Pacific, the Caribbean and California. Drawing on his own extensive tree-book collection he highlighted some of his favourite volumes and writings as well as including trees in Irish history and …