Eco Eye Series 5, Episode 4

May 12, 2011 · 0 comments

in Energy Saving

Sustainable Tourism Duncan goes west to examine the value and potential of sustainable tourism in Ireland. Focusing on the North Western area of the country with an emphasis on Westport and Clew Bay, Duncan explores sustainable tourism within the region. The Greening Irish Hotels Programme has encouraged hotels across the country to become ‘greener’ by saving energy and making use of their resources. Duncan visits the Westport Woods hotel and speaks to the General Manager Michael Lennon, about energy saving practices throughout the hotel specifically waste, energy, and water conservation. Transboundary waste crime Duncan goes up North to investigate the serious issue of waste being transported over the border. Duncan sees how the Environmental Protection Agency in the South and the Environmental Heritage Service in the North are working together to stop waste going over the border into Northern Ireland and being illegally dumped. Duncan gets in on the action and goes to a checkpoint in Cavan where Gardai and waste enforcement officers check vehicles for illegal waste being brought over the border. Neighbourwood Scheme Duncan travels to Kerry and Limerick to meet local people participating in the ‘Neighbourwood Scheme’. The scheme is funded by the Forest Service and offers support to local authorities, environmental NGO’s, private woodland owners and community groups to work together to develop woodland amenities in and around cities, towns and villages. Duncan meets local

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