Source: An Taisce
Followers of the eZine will know that we are currently preparing a new website but we need lots of photos. We are looking for high quality large file photos covering the built and natural environment: photos of nature and beautiful buildings, examples of sustainable transport modes, landscapes, people – whatever you think.
An Taisce The National Trust for Ireland is seeking a Planning Intern with interest in the operation of the planning system nationally. The internship will provide an opportunity to gain experience in the research, assessment and preparation of submissions on planning applications with regard to meeting the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals and National, Regional and Local Authority Development policy.
An Taisce wish to make the following submission as part of the Consultation on the Code of Practice: Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems Serving Single Houses.
The current situation with domestic wastewater treatment systems (DWWTS) in Ireland is far from ideal. In 2017, 43% of the 195 groundwater monitoring sites had a sample contaminated with one or more E. coli, indicating contamination of groundwater by faecal matter. This is particularly worrying given that many private water supplies abstract from groundwater with limited or no treatment.
An Taisce welcomes the opportunity provided by this strategic oversight by the Joint Oireachtas Committee (“JOC”) on the Future of the Irish Beef Sector.
Maintaining a habitable planet is dependent on an integrated ecosystem of land, sea and air embedded within a stable climate. This means that environmental sustainability is the overarching and all encompassing consideration which supersedes all others.