Environmentally-Themed Music Workshops

My Story: the beginning I’ve been delivering environmentally-themed workshops for several years. Here I cover how I came to use music to spread positive environmental messages as well as what these workshops entail. If you’re interested in workshops for your group or would simply like more information, feel free to contact me on the email…

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The Place to Be- the meaning behind the lyrics

Bee and flower

The whole idea behind the Environment the Musical project is to reach the wider public with important messages about how we all can help care for our environment. This is achieved through music and drama.  School children learn through preparing for their performance.  The young performers then entertain their audience (family, friends and the wider…

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Five years of Environment the Musical

Clean up after your dog

April 2019 marks five years since the launch of the Environment the Musical pack. To celebrate we thought we’d look back on the last 5 years of spreading environmental messages through song and drama. Dog Pooh! on the radio and big screen In 2017 several Irish local authorities started using a song from ETM, Dog Pooh!,…

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How Environment the Musical complements the work of Eco-Schools

Eco-Schools is an international initiative designed to encourage young people to get involved in protecting the environment. It encompasses both the school and the local community. The Eco-Schools programme operates in 68 countries around the world and celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019.  The Environment the Musical (ETM) pack can be used to great effect…

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The confusing case of the compostable cups

Takeaway coffee cup

2018 saw a  lot of discussion around the number of disposable coffee cups that Irish consumers use. It won’t have come as a surprise to most people that the number is on the rise. As more and more coffee shops open around the country, the volume of cups sold and dumped keeps increasing. Care to…

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Eco-friendly beauty

Whether you’re a beauty junkie or a make-up minimalist, we bet there are a few eco-friendly beauty tweaks you can make to your routine. We’ve put together some tips to help you reduce your environmental impact without breaking the bank. Reusable Cotton Pads The increased popularity of micellar waters for removing make-up means that people…

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Positive environmental news, 2018 edition

Bumble bee

Sometimes it can feel as though all of the news we hear about the environment these days is negative. The effects of climate change are more extreme, more species are close to extinction and some of the world’s largest countries are rowing back on environmental commitments. With all of that going on, we’re delighted to…

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Dog Pooh! remixed on 98FM

Your Dog? Your Responsibility!

If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ll be no stranger to the Dog Pooh! song from Environment the Musical. It has been used in anti-dog fouling ads both on the radio and in cinemas around Ireland. The message is clear- no one likes dog poo but dog owners need to clean up after…

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What on earth is plogging?

Running at sunset

We first heard the word “plogging” only a few months ago. The concept originated in Sweden in 2016 and spread to other countries in 2018. It comes from the Swedish words “plocka” to pick or scoop combined with the word jogging. It means a combination of jogging and picking up litter i.e. if you spot…

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Dog Pooh! in the cinema

Litter bin

The catchy anti-dog fouling song Dog Pooh! from Environment the Musical has featured on ads run by various Irish radio stations since 2017. The ad features two women comparing their disgusting dog poo experiences. One had her shoes destroyed while the other had her wheel chair ruined. The ad generated a lot of discussion. The ad…

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