Fáilte (Fawl-cha)Welcome. Eco Homes and Gardens is a not for profit project to help people adapt to a low carbon lifestyle. Collectively we can change the world for the better from our homes and gardens. This website offers insights to sustainable ways of living and informative documentaries that explain the state of our planet's ecosystems and the many positive changes that are happening globally each day. We also connect you with the best ecological products at the most economical prices. Our goal is to fund eco education in schools and communities with your help, like local community organic gardens in Ireland and renewable energy systems for schools. We hope this empowers you to become an active changemaker every time you purchase eco products. Please mention EcoHomesandGardens.ie if you purchase from the businesses listed on this site.
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Firstly, the word eco comes from the Greek word 'oikos' which means 'home' ... Ecology is knowing the home ... Economy is running the home. This is an adventure to do good in your life. To leave a positive footprint on the planet.
Our Eco TV, Films and Documentaries, Eco Magazine, DIY and Gardening sections offer free education. We work in partnership with businesses to promote products that are healthy for people and planet. Please support the businesses in the ethical marketplace and their efforts to bring eco products to the mainstream. Also please support your local charity recycle shops who are selling recycled goods for a good cause ... a win, win.
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Our oceans and rivers are dying, our air is being poisoned, our forests and grasslands are turning to deserts and it seems like few people care. In the 1950s there were 3.5 billion people taking from the Earth. Now this figure is 7 billion and rising. People are consuming even more at a faster rate. There are not enough givers. More and more people are awakening to the need to restore a balance. Is this evolution in consciousness happening quickly enough?
For those of you who are making an effort to live more peacefully with our mother Earth, have faith, because it is a spiritual journey we are on. WE are part of something that is necessary in these economic times. Return to the land and listen to nature, the great educator. Look after whatever little patch you can and she will look after you in return. Once upon a time there were no books, no universities, no internet. People survived and evolved to where and what we are today. Not all progress is beneficial. The human race needs to slow down and step back from the edge of the cliff. We need to live more consciously and start thinking about the future a little more if there is to be a future for humanity on this planet. Please help restore balance in your daily life. Shop consciously.
July 2012: GMO release approved by EPA in Ireland - The Environment Protection Agency have approved the release of genetically engineered potatoes (open field trials) in the Irish environment. The trials are to be conducted by Teagasc Carlow. Teagasc are the Irish body for agricultural research. The trials will probably begin in spring of 2013. Please sign the petition 'Get Teagasc and the EPA to eat GM potatoes'(this petition is now closed... Thanks to everyone who took the time to sign :)