Hotels and guest houses throughout the country have been receiving green hospitality awards from the department of the environment, heritage and local government.
Problems with the collection of recycling bins in Dublin have continued, despite promises to sort the situation out.
Ireland's minister for agriculture, fisheries and food, Brendan Smith, has welcomed a move for funding for rural development from the European Commission.
A major new materials recovery facility has been opened by the minister for the environment, heritage and local government.
If anyone still needed convincing that sustainability has become the new buzzword in fashion, they needed to look no further than the London College of Fashion's annual celebration of postgraduate design talent.
Retail giant B&Q is no slouch on sustainability. But, in 2008, it brought in some impressively stringent self-imposed guidelines - in the form of the One Planet Living initiative - which it hopes will benefit its bottom line as well as the environment, writes Duncan Brown
In the run up to the UN talks in December, which will hopefully set a global deal for climate change, business leaders, top consultants, and environmental experts reflect on 2008 - and share their hopes and fears for the year ahead
Technology is really stepping up to the plate in the drive to make homes more sustainable - from the foundations up to the roof. Kevin Stanley takes us on a tour of cutting-edge products, available in the UK right now, that do their bit to mitigate climate change
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