Earth Horizon is an independent Irish production company based in Dublin.
Originally called ‘Time Horizon’, the company has been in operation for two decades creating some of Ireland’s most innovative and original television programmes and documentaries.
Our flagship series ‘Eco Eye’ is nearing the end of is now in its 15th year. This series is currently airing on RTE One
Also in production is ‘Garbage Girls’ a feature length documentary shot almost entirely in India while previous documentaries include ‘Marathon Men’, ‘A Burning Question’ and ‘Return to Chernobyl’.
Episodes from Eco Eye as well as older series like ‘About the House’ and ‘The Changing face of Dublin’ are still available on our youtube channel
Earth Horizon Productions
Television & Documentaries
Earth Horizon is an independent Irish production company. For over 20 years now, we’ve been producing both feature length documentaries as well as our long running series’; ‘About The House’ and ‘Eco Eye’.
In 2016 we produced the award winning documentary; ‘Marathon Men‘ while 2017 will see the release of the feature length ‘The Garbage Girls‘ shot in India and Germany.
Eco Eye series 15. 2017
It’s been over a year since the Paris accord and once again temperatures hit new heights. Accelerated by El Nino, 2016 broke all temperature records, the third such year in a row for the planet. Combine this with a tumultuous year politically and you’d be forgiven for thinking that the future looks ever more uncertain. Against this backdrop, Eco Eye returns for it’s 15th series with episodes tackling issues such as climate change, the state of nature in Ireland and the impact of the environment on our physical and mental health.
Meet the Eco Eye presenters
Watch all 10 episodes of Eco Eye 15 here
EP1: 'Green With Health'
The series begins with a special episode on the effects of nature on our well-being both mentally and physically before uncovering some interesting connections between the effects of nature and green space on society itself. Presented by Dr Lara Dungan.
EP2: 'State of Nature'
In episode 2 Anja Murray tackles an issue that is close to the heart of every Irish person; the plight of the Curlew. having gone from over 5,000 breeding pairs to 122 in a generation, Ireland’s favourite bird and its haunting call are on the brink of extinction. Anja travels the country to find out whats caused this collapse and what of anything can be done at this stage to save this wonderful animal.
EP3: 'Ending Waste'
Episode 3: He’s back. Duncan Stewart takes on Ireland’s waste problem, speaking to industry leaders, communities and individuals doing their best to end waste in Ireland and help move toward a circular economy.
EP4: 'Community Water'
In episode four, Anja returns with a beautiful episode that looks at Ireland water catchments through the eyes of communities who are adopting their local rivers to educate and protect this valuable resource for generations to come.
EP5: 'Climate Change and Me'
In ‘Climate Change & me’ Host Dr. Lara Dungan explores the reality of climate change in Ireland, and what the future will hold for the people, flora, and fauna of our beautiful isle. She speaks with homeowners who have had their coastal residences ruined by erosion, Irish citizens who have been effected by coastal flooding, and experts who outline the bigger picture of climate change in Ireland, and further afield.
EP6: 'Seaweed Matters'
In ‘Seaweed Matters’ sees host Anja Murray discover the amazing variety and ecology of seaweed around Irish coasts while exploring the risks of seaweed harvesting rights being taken from communities and handed over to big companies.
EP7: 'Fighting Flooding'
The winter of 2015-2016 was the wettest in recorded Irish history. Vast areas of the country were underwater, in some cases for months. This episode of Eco Eye looks at the increasing threat from flooding to our homes and livelihoods and investigates the various solutions available. We travel to Yorkshire in the UK to see an innovative soft engineering solution to their flooding problem and ask whether that could provide the answer for some of Ireland smaller rivers
EP8: 'Climate Friendly Living'
Join host Lara Dungan as she learns about her own carbon footprint, and how to minimise its impact. She travels to eco-friendly community Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary, and Freiburg in Germany, one of the most sustainable cities in the world, to see what lessons about energy, heat, agriculture and transport can be brought back to Ireland.
'EP9: 'Future Homes'
Airs Tuesday 28th of February, 2017
EP10: 'Oceans of Energy'
Airs March 7th at 7pm on @RTEone (2017)
The Garbage Girls –Coming 2017
Feature length Documentary
Shot in India, ‘The Garbage girls’ follows the efforts of two unlikely friends; Jodie and Tashi and their efforts to start a grass roots environmental movement to clean the country they love. But India is in the midst of an economic boom and the rapid modernising of the sub continent has brought the consumerism and throw away culture of the west to levels never seen before.
Strained by lack of funding, official apathy and India’s legendary bureaucracy, is there any hope for Jodie & Tashi’s dreams or will their friendship be the first victim of such grand ambitions?