Longshot Media and LouthNow.ie are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and reporting proactively and responsibly on the issue of the global climate crisis, helping to spark a local conversation on a worldwide problem.

Our editorial ambitions when it comes to the environment match our own commitment to ensuring best practices in our office and day-to-day work.

LouthNow.ie’s reporting will place a substantial focus on environmental issues at county council and national government level, writing about initiatives, success stories and failings by those in positions of responsibility and authority. 

We are also committed to shining a light on the local groups, volunteers, activists, schools and businesses who are doing great work in the name of the environment both locally and globally. 

It is a necessity that local communities can access nuanced, locally focused reporting on the environment around them and now it affects their day-to-day life. We know local audiences are increasingly hungry for coverage that connects global climate trends to what’s happening in their community.

In our office, we have placed a huge emphasis on cutting out single use plastics, recycling, reducing our use of consumables such as paper and being more energy efficient, including looking at our use of lighting and electronic devices. 

We also make use of public transport wherever possible. We will be showing our readers some of the measures we have taken to play our part over time so keep an eye out. 

It is difficult to do justice to the enormity of the climate crisis. The planet is in jeopardy and that is not merely the news today, one piece of a news cycle. It’s every day. It affects everyone. 

We will be highlighting our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and to report responsibly on this issue on LouthNow.ie and on social media using the hashtag #ChangeNow.