22July2014

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The World Flower Show 2014

The World Flower Show 2014

World Flower Show with participants from all 31 member countries including UK, USA, Canada, Barbados...


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Irish Student Wins Prestigious GBIF’s Young Researchers Award 2014

A master's student from Ireland helping to detect biases and identify gaps in biodiversity data has been selected as a winner of the GBIF Young Researchers Award. Caoimhe Marshall of University College, Dublin (UCD) is one of the two 2014 winners of the €4,000 award, granted annually to graduate students demonstrating research innovation and originality, the potential for significant contributions to biodiversity science, and the creative use of data published through GBIF.

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    Obeo Introduces Compostable Food Waste Box On Sale in Dunnes

    A new National College of Art and Design (NCAD) spin-out company called Obeo has introduced its first product - a compostable food waste box to separate food waste at home with no smells or mess in the kitchen.

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      Why Business Should Go Green

      Does it pay to be green? For many companies – big and small – going green is not only a rising trend but is giving business plenty to think about. In the ISOfocus magazine (July/August 2014 edition), you'll learn about how the concept of going green is improving our environment, changing industry and improving economic performance along the way.

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        England's National Parks To Get Better Mobile Phone Signal

        England's national parks are to get improved mobile phone coverage, following an agreement with the four main UK network operators. EE, O2, Three and Vodafone have pledged to minimise the "adverse landscape effects" of any new infrastructure.

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          Green Action Plan for SMEs: Turning Environmental Challenges Into Business Opportunities

          The European Commission adopted recently a Communication Green Action Plan (GAP) for SMEs: Enabling SMEs to turn environmental challenges into business opportunities. The Action Plan presents a series of SME-oriented actions proposed at European level to help exploit the business opportunities that the transition to a green economy offers, by improving resource efficiency of European SMEs, supporting green entrepreneurship, exploiting the opportunities of greener value chains, and facilitating market access for green SMEs.

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            Teagasc

            Talking Timber Marketing Days

            Teagasc's Forestry Development Department will run two Timber Marketing Days where forest owners will have the opportunity to meet with timber buyers, harvesting contractors and foresters. These two events will take place on:

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              EPA Report Sets Out How to Break the Link Between Economic Growth and Environmental Impact

              Millions of Euro per year can be saved right across the economy and society if people use water, energy and raw materials in a better way - through efficient production processes and less wasteful consumption. If we want our society to be competitive and sustainable we need to live better while using less.

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                Public Space: “Good Public Space Should Endure for a Very Long Time”

                Peter Cachola, architect, director of the German Architecture Museum (DAM) and jury member for the European Prize for Urban Public Space in the 2010, 2012 and 2014 awards, was interviewed by Shared Spaces when he visited the CCCB to attend the last meeting of the Prize jury in April this year.

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                  Buddleia

                  Buddleia: The Plant that Dominates Britain's Railways

                  More people are buying buddleia for their gardens, but it's classified as an invasive species and is a problem on British railways. It's hard to walk by a railway line in Britain and not see buddleia.

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                    Organisational Resilience

                    21 August 2014 | 10.00 - 17.00 ( With optional 2 day design challenge) | WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage. In an environment that is constantly changing, our community-based initiatives and cooperative enterprises need to be adaptive, flexible and resilient. There is no one right way to organise, but new emerging whole system approaches such as the Viable Systems Model and Sociocracy can help us understand and design operating systems for our organisations that are truly collaborative.

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                      New John Deere Aerators For Maximum Productivity

                      John Deere has launched the brand new A40 and V40 PrecisionCore pedestrian aerators for golf greens and other fine turf areas. Based on extensive customer feedback, and replacing the previous Aercore 800 model, these latest machines have been designed from the ground up to provide increased productivity and efficiency compared to traditional aerators on the market.

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                        Hayes Launches New Book on Heritage Detailing 68 Varieties of Irish Apples

                        Tom Hayes, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, formally launched a new book by Dr. Michael Hennerty entitled "The Heritage Apples of Ireland".

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                          From Bloom to Barretstown – The Seeds of Magic Show Garden - David Corscadden

                          Have you ever wondered what happens to a show garden once the flower show or garden festival is over? Well  I had the great opportunity to find out where one show garden from this Bloom 2014 ended up.

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                            How to Develop A New Food Product

                            The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) would like to present 'Breakfast Bites', a series of free, informal breakfast meetings for food businesses. Here, we provide useful information on the topics you want to know more about. These events are very helpful if you own or work in a small food business and also for those of you who want to get your new food business off the ground.

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                              Teagasc

                              Partners Sought for the Commercial Production of Birch and Alder at the Qualified Level

                              Teagasc, in association with university partners UCD and UCC and supported through funding by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, have reached a stage in their birch and alder improvement programme, where a commercial partner is required for market development.

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                                A New Garden for TCD Botany Department

                                The development of the Botany garden has now recommenced: the old huts have been demolished and the site cleared and enabling works for the new School of Business have been started. Photographs courtesy of Dr Eric Finch, School of Physics.

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