Various size envelopes. Photo: Clare O’Beara.
Various size envelopes. Photo: Clare O’Beara.

Recently I was asked for suggestions on reducing paper use once office staff return to the workplace. As ever, my response consists of tips and some information. The better informed we are about global environmental issues, the more likely we are to apply the tips.

Tips to document and reduce paper

Document how much paper each…

Any computer user has run across some issue they don’t immediately understand. Some issues the user can quickly resolve, and others remain a mystery — an obstacle — and a pestilential nuisance in some cases. The more extreme version can be caused by switching from Windows PC to Apple Mac…

Year of the Ox

Greetings for Lunar New Year! This is a traditional festival for Chinese people, based on the new moon calendar, which is now celebrated in Dublin too.

Chengdu was the location for a fashion art shoot. Photo: Clare O’Beara.
Chengdu was the location for a fashion art shoot. Photo: Clare O’Beara.

Chengdu entertainers

During the Lunar New Year of 2020, the DBS Journalism Society visited a weekend afternoon of music, dancing and other…

Pete Smyth (right) at the launch of his photography exhibition and book Local. Photo: Clare O’Beara
Pete Smyth (right) at the launch of his photography exhibition and book Local. Photo: Clare O’Beara.

The arts are good for us, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal in December 2019. Attending even one or two museum, gallery or theatre events during the year was found to correlate with a longer lifespan. The Journalism Society received an invitation to attend the opening…

Clare O'Beara

Environmental journalist, tree surgeon and expert witness, and former national standard showjumper. Author of 18 books of crime, science fiction, YA fiction.

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