Cop on and plant a tree!

September 24, 2021 in Featured News, News

Fr Sean McDonagh and Jerry MacEvilly are the keynote speakers at a webinar on climate change taking place this Tuesday 28 September 2021 at 7 pm. The event is organised by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice and all are welcome. To join in, follow this link to the webinar via Eventbrite ».

COP26, the annual climate summit, is happening in November of this year. The two invited speakers at the webinar will speak about their own experiences with COP and about how those interested might get involved with the COP process here in Ireland.

The JCFJ are also marking the Season of Creation and are asking Jesuits and colleagues around Ireland to participate by planting a native tree in any green space on their property.

Dr Ciara Murphy of the ecology project in the JCFJ says that her office is joining with the Jesuit Community in Gardiner St to plant a tree in the walled garden outside their offices on Tuesday 4 October, the last day of the Season of Creation.

“We are inviting others from across the Province to join in and plant a native tree in their own green patch,” says Ciara, adding, “It can be any native tree, and there are different trees that are suitable for different sized gardens. For example, the hawthorn is a good one to plant in a small garden, although the thorns might be an issue in areas where kids are playing, so be mindful of that.

For those very tight on space, even planting a pollinator plant would be lovely.”

Ciara has offered to help anyone who wants to take part in the project in any way she can. Email: