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Sustainability in Ireland: 8 Eco-friendly Initiatives and Practices

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Hey there, green people from Ireland! Today we’re going to talk about something much hotter than a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow: Sustainability! That’s right, if you already think Irish pubs are wonderful, wait until you get to know the eco-friendly initiatives and practices that are happening around here. Get ready to fall in love with a country that will make you dance a Green Jiga with joy!

  1. From Garbage to Luxury: Recycling is Pop

If there’s one thing Irish people have at heart, it’s recycling. They take it so seriously that they even recycle the hugs! Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a little bit, but you get the spirit, don’t you? People here don’t play around when it comes to helping the environment.

In addition to having selective collection for paper, plastic and glass recycling, they also have organic waste collection programs. That is, no waste, everything is reused and transformed into something useful. That’s sustainability in the vein!

  1. Cycling in Style: The Culture of the Bicycle

If you think that bicycle culture is just a Dutch thing, you are sorely mistaken! Ireland is pedaling at full speed, and it’s not just to escape Celtic legends, no! Dublin, for example, is known as a very bike-friendly city. It’s easier to find a bicycle than a four-leaf clover around here!

In addition to the well-structured cycle paths, there are bicycle rental systems available throughout the city. Just get on a “bici” and go pedaling around, enjoying the green landscapes and polluting only with endorphins.

  1. Green Earth, Green Energy: The Power of the Winds

Ah, the Irish wind… you can’t deny that it has an extra force. But instead of complaining, the Irish have found a way to embrace this natural energy. Ireland is one of the leading countries in the production of wind energy, using the power of the winds to generate electricity in a sustainable way.

So, you already know, right? If you want to see the typical windmills of Ireland, just take a look at the landscape (and save on the electricity bill).

  1. Conscious Agriculture: Eating Green Is More Than Cool

If you are a fan of good food, get ready to taste sustainability in your next meal. Ireland has been investing heavily in organic and sustainable agriculture, prioritizing local and pesticide-free products.

In addition, it is increasingly easy to find farmers markets scattered across Irish cities where you can buy directly from local producers. It’s fresh and tasty food, and on top of that, contributing to the local economy and the environment. It’s mouth watering, isn’t it?

  1. Cleaner Seas: Protecting Marine Life

And don’t think that Irish sustainability is just on land! They are also committed to preserving the oceans and marine life. Ireland is home to stunning beaches and breathtaking coastal landscapes, and to keep them that way, a number of cleaning and preservation actions are carried out.

Initiatives range from awareness campaigns to avoid littering on beaches to research projects to protect endangered marine species. This is taking care of the sea, which is an ocean of love!

  1. Secret Gardens: The Power of Urban Gardens

If you think Ireland is all green fields and bucolic landscapes, wait until you discover its secret gardens! All over the city, urban vegetable gardens are springing up, where the Irish get their hands dirty (or rather, the earth) to grow fresh, pesticide-free food.

In addition to filling the city with colors and aromas, these gardens also have a greater purpose: encouraging the community to connect with nature and learn about the importance of local food production. If you want a taste of sustainability, just pick a carrot straight from the earth and feel the magic happen!

  1. Sustainable Fashion: Style that Doesn’t Harm the Planet

In Ireland, sustainability is really in fashion! The fashion scene around here is increasingly concerned with the origin and impact of the clothes we wear. Sustainable fashion stores are popping up across the city, offering pieces made from recycled and organic materials.

And there’s more! Thrift stores are also very popular and are true treasures of vintage fashion. It is possible to find incredible clothes at affordable prices and still contribute to more conscious consumption. So, dress in style and sustainability and rock the streets of Dublin like a catwalk!

  1. Zero Waste: Challenge Accepted!

You know that feeling of accomplishment when you hit the target with a dart in the pub? Now, imagine hitting the target of zero waste? That’s exactly what Ireland is aiming for with actions to reduce food and packaging waste.

Supermarkets are adopting surplus food donation initiatives to fight hunger, and some even have special areas to buy products at reduced prices, which would be close to their expiry date. The challenge is great, but Ireland is determined to hit the target of a more sustainable and waste-free country!

Conclusion, In Ireland, Sustainability is Fun’s Best Friend

So, brilliant Brazilians in Ireland, now you know that sustainability is more than a nice word around here. The Irish have taken this issue seriously and shown the world how it’s possible to live eco-friendly and still have a lot of fun in the process.

So the next time you’re enjoying traditional Irish music, cycling around town or enjoying delicious organic food, remember that you’re also contributing to a greener, more sustainable future. Let’s make this country a true show of environmental responsibility!

So, did you like our Green Jiga? Share this content with friends and make this eco-friendly wave go viral across the Emerald Isle and beyond! Let’s make Ireland an even greener place, because sustainability is more than a trend, it’s the way to a better future. Keep it green everyone! 🍀🌎”

Author: Thiago

I moved to Ireland 2012. I work as a business administrator and travel a lot to Europe with my work. I enjoy writing and athletics during my vacation and try to visit friends and family every year in Brazil.
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