Finding the G-spot in Ecotourism!

Finding the G-spot in Ecotourism!

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G is for Green. Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle mainly due to a combination of rolling hills of green and the poem “When Erin First Rose” written by Belfast-born William Drennan in 1795. Over the past decade Irish tourism has grown to factor in green credentials with emphasis on supporting local people and the
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Minimising Environmental Impacts at Crann Og Eco Farm

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Minimising Environmental Impacts…….how good are we at Crann Og Eco Farm? We have just calculated our current environmental impacts for our whole Eco Farm. We are 3 households, 1 main house and two upscale recycled mobile homes, with 6 full time residents. We take in an average of 350 guests per year in our two
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Nature Needs A Hero – Be One!

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Mourning the Mournes – Don’t Let It Happen I mentioned  Martin Carey of the Mournes Heritage Trust who introduced us to the Trails and Tales of The Mournes at the recent ResponsibleTourism Conference in Dublin. It was so exciting to see and hear about local communities getting together with the help of local government funding
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Trip To BallyBunion

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BallyBunion Eco Tourism Trails Last week I had the opportunity to go to Tralee in Co Kerry for a business Conference with my sister TweetingGoddess. I decided to make the most of my trip by also visiting Ballybunion during my stay so I called ahead and arranged to meet local historian and ecotrek founder Danny
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Coming Up as heard on TodayFM

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As Heard on TodayFM Saturday 26 July Listeners to this mornings Alison Curtis show on Today FM will hear me talking with Alison about a number of offers and events coming up with our Eco Active Members – This blog is to reference the items mentioned. If there is something you cannot find just give
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Making Elderflower Champagne

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My Elderflower Champagne Making Attempt #1 You may recall that last year I missed my window of opportunity to make elderflower champagne what with college and work, although I did manage to harvest the elderberries later in the year to make elderberry liquor of which I still have half a bottle! This year life has
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Small Changes Leads to Big Change

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Let me introduce you to SmallChanges.ie SmallChanges is more than a shop. It is a community based hotspot for all things eco friendly. SmallChanges‘ ethos is to support and educate people interested in improving their lifestyle and that of the world around them. SmallChanges began about 4 years ago as a result of owner Peadar Rices’ personal experience
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Greenhouse Project Begins

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Plastic Bottle recycled greenhouse Today I begin my greenhouse / gazebo made from recycled plastic bottles project. I am still hoping to get a polytunnel but as they are so pricey that is looking unlikely! I came across a few articles with really amazing buildings made from recycled bottles inc this one pictured on the
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Walking in the Wilds of Connemara

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Walking in the Wilds of Connemara with Hilltop Treks Those of you who listened in to #Goddesshour on RadioActive.ie recently will have heard myself and Terry from Hilltop Treks talking about outdoor activities. Terry will be guiding us for our Camino de santiago fundraising walk up Lugnaquillia this May (details to be announced shortly). In
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Small Changes for Sustainability

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It really IS a matter of Small Changes! I simply had to make sure you all know about this wonderful place in Gorey Co Wexford that offers a range of Eco friendly products available online and inhouse with activities to boot! Check it out: Eco-friendly & Organic wholefood shop. Affordable everyday sustainable products – Gorey,
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Things to do Paddys Day in Ireland

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Celebrate St Patricks week with a difference The sun is shining and the weather is sweet. A rare thing for Ireland and even more so when our annual Paddys Day celebrations loom.  Word has it that the sunshine is here to stay for the week if not longer. WOW! So why not make the most
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GIY Electric Car Pioneers

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Operation GIY Nation 2014 OOh – How exciting is this news from GIY Ireland?: Think you wouldn’t be able to grow your own vegetables? Cast aside your doubts, stick a seed in the ground and grow with us! Operation GIY Nation is about growing some of your own food with a bunch of people just
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Growing Tips for March

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Dept of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Tips: Sowing flower seed should be at its height now, plus it is also the start of the main sowing season for vegetables outdoors. Early flowering bulbs will require some attention this month. As long as weather conditions allow preparation for lawns can begin. Gardens could very well
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The Happy Pig Fundraiser

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The Happy Pig Community Project based in Cork  70% fundraising target reached so far! 15 days left!! We want The Happy Pig to become a place where people can explore Wild food, forest gardening, gift economics, free education, home-brewing, music and language, philosophy, bee-keeping, herbalism, perennials, natural building, no-dig annual vegetable production, writing, coppicing, storytelling,
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Eco News from Roz

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Booking Engine Countdown to Launch Hi folks, Just a quick note to give you the heads up on what I have been working on for the past month. As January and February are fairly quiet on the events scene I decided to use this time to create a bigger and better online booking engine that
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How to certify your Eco Tourism Business

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EcoTourism Certification Ireland Here at EcoActiveIreland we are especially delighted when our featured events are run by certified ecotourism businesses. Recently I met with the Meath EcoTourism Network who are currently working as a group to get eco certified. There are many benefits to having your business eco certified and Mary Mulvey of EcoTourismIreland.com can
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