Earth Horizon Productions
Independent Television & Documentary
I was very impressed by the programme on tuesday RTE. I ‘ve been campaigning about the issue of dampness in the Sth inner city flats. i wonder of I can speak to you. My number is 0876332170 Annette Mooney
The team is on leave for a while now but you could email firstname.lastname@example.org with details and someone will get back to you in a couple of weeks.
Please advise if Duncan Stewart can call out re advise on insulation problems. Also if you can advise what a call out cost would be.?
hi . I am a geography teacher in Leitrim and I would like to show my students some up to date videos on climate change and the environment. It would help in their preparation for the leaving cert.I was just wondering is it possible to access eco eye any where especially the newer programmes.
Sorry this is too late for you now but your message got blocked by the spam filter and we’re only after getting notified of it now.
For future reference, we upload all episodes to youtube once theytve finsihed showing on RTE and the RTE player so usually about 4 weeks after they first air.
The Youtube address for the most recent series is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52MnXadymrQ&list=PLS3trdPpVlowycx-_Tng4AhDExqJF_dT- -This is a playlist for all 10 episodes, there are other playlists for other series on our youtube site.
Apologies again for getting back to you so late, hopefully this may be of help in the future.
I’ve just watched series 15 ‘Fighting Flooding’.
What a superbly thought out and assembled production. With the knowledge of what we said in the various interviews, we would all no doubt change some things. However, given the time constraint, I thought it covered so many of our key messages effectively. I was particularly impressed with the excellent summing up at the end, which is so important in reinforcing and hammering home the key issues.
From Mike in Pickering
Glad you enjoyed the episode. Apologies for the delay in replying, we get a lot of spam to the site and the filters have been a bit too enthusiastic lately so just after seeing your message.
Thanks for taking part in the episode and we hope it lived up to your expectations. Its only a 25min show so we often find theres too much information to get in but hopefully the message was clear.
Since then there has been talk of taking a soft engineering approach (similar to Pickering ) in the midlands here which is all bog (not unlike your moors) but is close to major rivers like the Shannon. There are a number of flooding blackspots there so the conversation has started to include more soft engineering options so fingers crossed.
Thanks again for your help and contribution and your kind message.
We can be contacted directly at email@example.com or @ecoeye
I am a grandmother and very anxious to use what resources I have in terms of action and voluntary community effort to work in my local community to promote action to put in place initiatives to address climate change. I am also living on a relatively low income and am aware that whatever action we promote must be available to low income families as well as those who are better off. For example,, how can pensioners or families, on a very low income, keep warm in winter in a environmentally sustainable way with expensive investment in more sustanable housing? I would really like some support and advice on how to support the process of change at local community level. I want my grandchildren and all out future citizens to live in a better world and to live in harmony with nature and their environment. Please give me some advice on how I can work towards this objectivel. I really believe that action must begin at local community level.
Apologies for the delay in replying, Ive just explained to a number of other commenters/ viewers that our spam filters have been blocking all messages and we often dont know there are questions waiting to be answered.
We hope to rectify this soon.
In regards to your question, we usually direct people to NGO’s like ‘Friends of the Earth’ https://www.foe.ie/ they are a great organisation for information and also help coordinate and implement different schemes and initiatives. They would certainly be a good starting point for up to date information and advice.
The ‘SEAi’ (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) a government body was formed to assist with some of the issues you raised. They offer grants and advice for different areas related to heating/insulation/ sustainable solutions.
‘Get Involved’ is a newer organisation that is based around the type of community based initiatives you spoke of. Its small projects countrywide that could be climate change related, conservation related, protection of natural resources (water/ soil etc) etc etc. Its a project that our presenters Anja and Duncan are actively involved in and theres a competition annually and there are some really interesting projects going on, it has been very successful. Projects can be large or small and are always grass roots, community based ones. http://get-involved.ie/ -its definitely worth looking into this as there may be a project in your area or you could potentially get help to get one off the ground.
The points you brought up are so important and ones we cover regularly on our series. Groups like the ‘Tipperary Energy agency’ do a lot of work in this area (and will hopefully be going nationwide soon)as do ‘Energy Action’ in Dublin, both work with low-income homes to address issues surrounding energy, heating, insulation and always with sustainability and the environment in mind. Unfortunately neither is nationwide yet but there are plans to expand nationwide.
We agree that action needs to start at community level and believe that ‘Friends of The Earth’ and ‘Get-Involved’ would be good places to start. They are well connected nationwide and should be able to help you get the information you need to get started.
Hope this was of help to you and best of luck with your endeavours.
We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or @ecoeye
I am just watching today’s Eco Eye programme (9th January,2018) and find the subject of health and fitness and trying to curb obesity is great however I am actually stunned to see Dr. Lara Dungan cycling though extremely busy Dublin traffic without wearing a helmet on her head for protection. First rule for anyone going out on the road cycling. Bad example for all of our young people. Just can’t believe it coming from a Doctor!!!
Thanks for your comment. This is an issue that we constantly monitor and review and one that is and has been debated for some time.
While helmets are recommended by some and obviously for children, there is a growing body of evidence that suggest not only that they offer little or no protection to cyclists but also that they may in fact increase the danger to cyclists. This is not to say they are of no use in all circumstances but rather that there is more to this than what some media commentators seem to think.
One of the main findings is that they (the helmets) give other road users the perception that the cyclist is safe, that they are protected and in some way insulated from injury. Studies have shown that this perception then gives rise to more aggressive and risky driving in and around cyclists.
There is no helmet that will protect a cyclist from a small 1 ton car, let alone several tonnes of bus or truck, the deaths in Ireland (up 50% last year ) are people being crushed and run over.
While this debate is far from over, there seems to be a narrative that if a cyclist not wearing a helmet that they are somehow responsible for being run over, which is patently untrue.
As we said above, this debate is far from over and we welcome comments such as yours and are always reviewing issues like these. However there is a section of the media that is focussed on blaming cyclists and quick to ask ‘was that cyclist wearing a helmet?’ Instead of asking; ‘What was that driver doing when they ran down that cyclist? Unfortunately this attitude in the media can be equated to victim blaming.
If you’re interested in research on the effectiveness of helmets I can recommend a good article in the British Medical Journal.
While we believe that helmets should be worn in competitive high speed and downhill cycling, there is no good evidence to suggest that helmets make commuter cycling statistically safer.
Or other perspectives on the issue here.
Until there is more evidence on either side of this , Eco Eye remain pro-choice on helmets (for adults engaged in commuter cycling).
Just wondering when do you upload the episodes to YouTube? The playback period on RTE Player is about to expire for episode 1 of season 16, with the rest to follow in the coming weeks. Do you offer a DVD of the seasons by any chance? I like to show some of the episodes as part of an environment course that I teach.
Thanks for your email. We don’t do DVDs anymore but do put all the episodes online on our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/ecoeye_tv
With the RTE player, they have the right to show the episode for 3 weeks and we wait until after then to upload a episode to youtube(usually done immediately after the 3 weeks has expired) . In the meantime we also put up additional content and clips from episodes but a full playlist with all episodes is being updated weekly now and will eventually have all of this years episodes.
Feel free to show them as part of your course, we’re happy to help out and hope you find them useful. We would just ask that they’re not altered in any way from what we upload.
Hi my name is clodagh and was watching your show on the 5th February 2018 really interested in the segment in relation to mold in your home,
I just moved in to our new home and within a few weeks all the window frames, door frames and the bathroom were full of mold, I have six beautiful children and I don’t want them getting ill.
If you could email me some information or contact numbers/emails of experts in this field I would really appreciate it.
If you’re in Tipperary, we would definitely get in touch with the ‘Tipperary Energy Agency’ and enquire about their superhomes project. https://tippenergy.ie/ (They may even be able to point to other similar schemes in other counties or advise you on who to contact).
The SEAI (seai.ie) is also a good place to start as they have a list of schemes and grants available for remedial work in your home. The type of work they advise on and grant assist is designed to insulate and reduce energy costs and provide cleaner heating sources which are also the main remedial services to fight mould and damp.
The homes featured in the episode were Tipp Energy agency projects but these are in partnership with SEAI and SEAi grants and funding so it would definitely be worth speaking to the SEAi to see what help is available in your area.
Hi Eco Team, I sent you an email tonight at email@example.com. Is that your correct email addresss? Kind Regards, Yvonne Gregg
It should be firstname.lastname@example.org (not .com)
If its wrong anywhere on the website, could you let us know please.
Septic Tanks : Supposed to be Inspected. I do not have a Bin and recycle the rest at the Recycle Centre outside Castlebar. None of the Supermarkets in Ireland look after people with Septic Tanks. I was told recently by a Polish Man to use White Vinegar to remove Limescale and Lemon Juice. He never told me the Quantity to use ?. I have used Ecover although Expensive from the UK. Will the Vinegar and Lemon Juice Kill off the Microbes needed to break everything down. WHY do Shops not have a place for Septic Tank Products ??. You know this is a PROBLEM AND THERE IS A SOLUTION. WHY RUIN OUR WATERWAYS AND THE WATER PEOPLE DRINK /SWIM IN. I DO WHAT I CAN. Please Advise me and do a SHOW how the Irish People Should look after their SEPTIC TANKS and not destroy the environment they LIVE in for their CHILDREN’S /CHILDREN. We need to be Educated. Please HELP and get the SUPERMARKETS ON BOARD. Thank You.
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