EcoBabe Ireland: the style savvy, eco-chic blog

The Cultivate Centre are presenting ideas for a cooler earth at this years Electric Picnic!

For those of you who not in the know Electric Picnic is quite simply the best music festival to hit our green shores! This year the festival is on from 29th – 31st August in the lush grounds of Stradbally Hall in Co. Laois!

The focus of Cultivates Global Green is to Rethink, Redress, Reform & Re-engage environmental issues and climate change.

The forum for these events is the eco-cool Global Green at the Electric Picnic where festival punters can slowdown and take in some good organic food, eco beats, and reflect on a better world.

This year The Cultivate Centre are bringing together a collection of leading edge organisations artists, designers, thinkers to creatively explore a more just and sustainable world.

The hub of The Global Green is the Cultivate dome, which will see a packed schedule of films, new media, world-café, world-music, discussions and talks around the very hot issues of energy scarcity and our shifting climate.

As always the themes are geared towards proactive, positive responses, and looking at ways to adapt and change our behaviour to the changing environment.

  • Rethink.. the future and the way we live.
  • Redress.. ideas for ethical fashion.
  • Reform.. the latest in eco-design.
  • Re-engage.. artists and designers come together around critical issues.
Electric Picnic is the highlight of our summer festival season, the music is great and the ethos of the festival is even better! 

Now in it’s 5th year, Electric Picnic is paving the way for sustainable, carbon neutral music & lifestyle festivals in Ireland.

This year EP08  have worked with a number of environmental groups and consultancies, including CultivateFriends of the Earth and Ecocem, to begin the process of creating a Carbon Responsible Electric Picnic. Offset providers will also be on site, providing information to festival goers on the footprint of the festival and our own associated footprint, and strategies to reduce and offset this.

EP08 are offsetting the emissions caused by the festivals energy consumption, using high quality, independently verified emission reductions (Offsets) available, generated in Ireland by Ecocem. 


Earth Hour 2008 will take place on March 29th from 8pm-9pm, and all you have to do is switch off all the lights in your home/business for just 1 hour.

Don’t forget to tune out, turn off and help deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming.

This simple act has captured the hearts and minds of people all over the world. As a result, at 8pm March 29, 2008 millions of people in some of the world’s major capital cities, including Dublin, Copenhagen, Toronto, Chicago, Melbourne, Brisbane and Tel Aviv will unite and switch off for Earth Hour.

Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia with one simple question, How can we inspire people to take action on climate change?

On 31 March 2007, 2.2 million people and 2100 Sydney businesses turned off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour. This massive collective effort reduced Sydney’s energy consumption by 10.2% for one hour, which is the equivalent effect of taking 48,000 cars off the road for one hour.

Inspired by the collective effort of millions of Sydneysiders, many major global cities are joining Earth Hour in 2008, turning a symbolic event into a global movement.

In Ireland, like all other participating countries around the world, the event will take place from 8pm to 9pm.

Ooh joyous tidings…. a fab new organic beauty emporium has just opened in Limerick and we’re very very excited!!!!

Alchemist Earth, a darling little store features just about every single one of our favourite organic beauty brands under one roof!

Owners Michaela and Fergal obviously know their parabens from their patchouli & have filled their shelves with top-end organic beauty brands, some of which are only available from Alchemist Earth.

 Alchemist Earth

So start off 2008 with a dash of eco-chic and clean up your skincare regime with some of these super-sassy natural and organic brands

1- Nadur Organics (gorgeously luxe Irish beauty brand)

2 – The Organic Pharmacy (yummy UK brand)

3- John Masters (USA, we love JM!)

4- Suki (cult USA skincare range)  

Alchemist Earth, 10 Sarsfield Street, Limerick City – Tel: 061- 404218


et cetera