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Free webinar to help Southeast move towards net-zero

Up to 50% grant support available through 3cea

 3 Counties Energy Agency (3cea) will hold a free information webinar on how businesses, communities and individuals in the Southeast can save money, become more sustainable and avail of substantial funding via a one-hour Zoom on 21st September from 1-2 pm.

Businesses, SMEs, farmers, tidy towns groups, co-operatives, community groups, schools, sports clubs, public sector, housing associations and individuals are urged to register for the free information webinar via www.3cea.ie/news as it is expected to receive a high level of interest.  Read more

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Separation Anxiety and Your Dog: How to Help

Tips from Petmania Puppy Clubs’ expert Dawn Greer

Whether it’s returning to the office or going back to school, leaving a puppy or adult dog at home alone isn’t an easy task. Dawn Greer, agility trainer and fifteen-year competitor representing Ireland in agility at Crufts, World Agility Championships and the European Open gives her expert advice on how to deal with separation anxiety in adult dogs and puppies. What to do and how to help your furry friend.

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Free energy audits offered to 150 Irish SMEs

3 Counties Energy Agency help SMEs to improve sustainability and reduce energy bills

 

With extreme weather events in the news almost every day, and the science showing that our behaviour is slowly and relentlessly heating the planet, more people recognise the need to change. Many Irish businesses are examining their options to move towards carbon neutrality.

 

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KNITTED TOGETHER 2 PROJECT CALL FOR RETURN OF SQUARES

KILKENNY County Council’s Arts Office community art project Knitted Together 2 was launched in June. Hundreds of Knitters and crocheters across the county took part in completing eight-inch woollen squares which will become beautiful handmade blankets to donate to local charities.

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WHO WILL BE NAMED IRELAND’S PUPPY OF THE YEAR 2021?

Amazing prize worth €1,500 for the winning pooch

Petmania.ie, along with sponsors BETA, has launched the hugely popular Puppy of the Year Competition for 2021. Entry opens today, Monday 30th August 2021 and adorable pooches have just three weeks to enter the competition to be in with a chance of becoming Petmania Puppy of the Year 2021. To enter Petmania Puppy of the Year 2021, log on to www.petmania.ie/poty and complete the entry form. Once all entries have been verified, Petmania will open online and in-store voting, where people can vote for their favourite puppy.

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Programme launches to reduce emissions for 1,000 Irish HGVs

‘The Greener HGV Programme’ saves up to €17,000 in five years

3 Counties Energy Agency has partnered with Corcra Ltd to launch The Greener HGV Programme. Having secured €1.4M funding under the Governments Climate Action Fund, The Greener HGV Programme will see 1,000 fleet vehicles across Ireland fitted with innovative technology which will enable drivers to reduce carbon emissions and save fleet companies approximately 10 per cent of their annual fuel costs. The Climate Action Fund is a Project Ireland 2040 investment fund. Read more

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International Cat Day: 10 lesser-known fun feline facts!

Sunday, August 8th is International Cat Day. Cats are fascinating creatures, with unique quirks, behaviours, and history. Their mysterious personalities and adorable cuteness make them an extremely popular pet.

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7 tips for entertaining when you have a pet

As the bank holiday approaches and more restrictions have been lifted, hosting a gathering of friends or family will be top of many people’s to-do list this weekend! Amid the party planning, one thing that may get overlooked is your pet. Following months of quiet home-time, many pets may feel overwhelmed and anxious by the noise and the addition of new people. Read more

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Irish Cloud Company Certified as Carbon Neutral

 

Stryve, a Carlow based private cloud and cybersecurity company, are climate action leaders in the Irish Tech sector having been certified as Carbon Neutral.

Working with experienced energy auditors, German-based ‘Climate Partners’ Stryve completed a detailed assessment of its emissions and developed a roadmap to reduce its carbon footprint. As a first step, the company has invested in four global sustainable projects to offset its carbon.  Read more

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Dublin Samaritans Marks 24/7 Awareness Day

Dublin Samaritans announces partnership with Insomnia for its Awareness Day

Saturday, July 24th (24/7) marks the annual awareness day for Dublin Samaritans.

The date is chosen to remind people that the free phoneline, 116 123, is available 24/7, 365 days a year to those in distress, at risk of suicide or in need of an empathetic listening ear. However big or small a problem may seem, Dublin Samaritans is encouraging people who are struggling to cope, to call the freephone number any time and speak to one of its trained volunteers. You do not have to be suicidal to call. Read more