Sustainability in Ireland

Wed, Jun 17, 2009

Country Info, Extract

Ireland has long been known as the island with forty shades of green, and in the last twenty years the green movement has begun to live up to that image. During that time a disparate group of ecologists, business people, scientists, politicians and others have been working together to develop sustainable living on the island.

From a business standpoint, this has meant accepting that being green is not a negative thing and can in fact generate profits and decrease waste within a company. Areas such as energy and waste disposal have been regulated through a mixture of EU directives and grassroots movements. It may seem confusing in the beginning but there

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