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Sustainability of the Irish 
3D Journeys: A Preview 
Jon M. Ernstberger 
LaGrange College 
September 26, 2011 
Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 1 / 15
What is Sustainability? 
Sustainable 
...capable of being 
maintained at a steady level 
without exhausting natural 
resources or causing severe 
ecological damage" 
Wellness of the population 
Physical 
Mental/Spiritual 
Social and cultural issues 
Diversity 
Government/Politics 
Financial well-being 
Environmental/ecological. 
Energy 
Resource/waste management 
Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 2 / 15
Not about Ireland, but... 
Courtesy of obesity-project.blogspot.com (left), http://www.publicradio.org/ 
(center), and openlibrary.org (right). 
Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 3 / 15
Irish-Speci
c References 
Courtesy of us.macmillan.com (left), hnn.us (center), and wantitall.co.za (right). 
Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 4 / 15
Additional Links, Irish Speci
c 
Irish Obesity: http://www.irishheart.ie/iopen24/pub/ 
factsheets/obesity_fact_sheet.pdf 
A living countryside?: the politics of sustainable development in rural 
Ireland [McDonagh et al., 2009] 
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland http://www.seai.ie/ 
Energy Ireland: http://www.energyireland.ie/ 
Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 5 / 15
Geopolitics of Ireland 
Republic of Ireland (Dark 
Green) 
Ocially Ireland 
Formed (ocially) on 
December 6th, 1922. 
Covers approximately 83% of 
the landmass. 
Northern Ireland (Light Green) 
Established on May 3rd, 1921. 
Part of the United Kingdom. 
Remaining 17% of land. 
Although governmentally 
separate, the island remains 
connected in many senses. 
Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 6 / 15
Comparison 
Ireland US GA 
Pop. (millions) 6.2 (2008) 312.2 (2011) 9.7 (2010) 
Area (sq. mi.) 32,595.1 3,794,101 59,425 
Pop. Dens. (sq. mi) 190.1 87.4 141.4 
Height, Male (in.) 70 (21-25 yrs.) 70 (20-29 yrs.) 
Lifespan (M/F) (77/82) (76/81) 
Obesity (%, M/F) (25.7/23.3) (30.2/33.2) 
Adult Mortality Rate 77 106 
per 1000 (15-59) 
Data provided by Wikipedia, World Health Organization, and others. 
Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 7 / 15
Climate of Ireland 
Images borrowed from http://www.met.ie. 
Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 8 / 15
Climate of Ireland, cont. 
Ireland LaGrange 
Rainfall (in.) 31-80 58 
Temp (F) 43-51 49-73 
Sun (hrs) 3-4.25 10-15 
Note: These are gathered using 
an average of averages. 
Not indicative of extreme 
conditions. 
Serves for comparative purposes. 
Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 9 / 15
How do the Irish Energize? 
How do the Irish currently create 
and moderate usage of energy? 
How does their geographical 
position (coupled with political 
division) challenge energy creation 
and management? 
How are the Irish looking toward 
the future (concerning their energy 
needs)? 
Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 10 / 15
References I 
(2010). 
Tobacco Control Factsheet 2010. 
(2011). 
National Income and Expenditure. 
(2011). 
Tidal and Current Energy Resources in Ireland. 
(2011). 
The World Bank Data by GNI. 
Economic, T. and Institute, S. R. (2011). 
Irish economy. 
Ehrenreich, B. (2008). 
Nickel and dimed: On (not) getting by in America. 
Holt Paperbacks. 
Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 11 / 15
References II 
Fanning, B. (2002). 
Racism and social change in the Republic of Ireland. 
Manchester Univ Pr. 
Hawken, P. (1994). 
The ecology of commerce: A declaration of sustainability. 
Harper Paperbacks. 
Heernan, B. (2012). 
State did nothing for jews in wwii. 
Independent News  Media PLC. 
Institute, M. (2011). 
Tidal Energy. 
Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 12 / 15
References III 
McDonagh, J., Varley, T., and Shortall, S. (2009). 
A living countryside?: the politics of sustainable development in rural 
Ireland. 
Ashgate Publishing. 
O'Brien, M., O'Brien, C., and O'Brien, C. (1972). 
A concise history of Ireland. 
Thames and Hudson London. 
of State, U. D. (2011). 
Notes on ireland. 
Roberts, A. and Churchill, S. (2008). 
A history of the English-speaking peoples since 1900. 
Harper Perennial. 
Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 13 / 15

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Sustainability of the Irish; 3D Journeys: A Preview

  • 1. Sustainability of the Irish 3D Journeys: A Preview Jon M. Ernstberger LaGrange College September 26, 2011 Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 1 / 15
  • 2. What is Sustainability? Sustainable ...capable of being maintained at a steady level without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damage" Wellness of the population Physical Mental/Spiritual Social and cultural issues Diversity Government/Politics Financial well-being Environmental/ecological. Energy Resource/waste management Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 2 / 15
  • 3. Not about Ireland, but... Courtesy of obesity-project.blogspot.com (left), http://www.publicradio.org/ (center), and openlibrary.org (right). Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 3 / 15
  • 5. c References Courtesy of us.macmillan.com (left), hnn.us (center), and wantitall.co.za (right). Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 4 / 15
  • 7. c Irish Obesity: http://www.irishheart.ie/iopen24/pub/ factsheets/obesity_fact_sheet.pdf A living countryside?: the politics of sustainable development in rural Ireland [McDonagh et al., 2009] Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland http://www.seai.ie/ Energy Ireland: http://www.energyireland.ie/ Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 5 / 15
  • 8. Geopolitics of Ireland Republic of Ireland (Dark Green) Ocially Ireland Formed (ocially) on December 6th, 1922. Covers approximately 83% of the landmass. Northern Ireland (Light Green) Established on May 3rd, 1921. Part of the United Kingdom. Remaining 17% of land. Although governmentally separate, the island remains connected in many senses. Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 6 / 15
  • 9. Comparison Ireland US GA Pop. (millions) 6.2 (2008) 312.2 (2011) 9.7 (2010) Area (sq. mi.) 32,595.1 3,794,101 59,425 Pop. Dens. (sq. mi) 190.1 87.4 141.4 Height, Male (in.) 70 (21-25 yrs.) 70 (20-29 yrs.) Lifespan (M/F) (77/82) (76/81) Obesity (%, M/F) (25.7/23.3) (30.2/33.2) Adult Mortality Rate 77 106 per 1000 (15-59) Data provided by Wikipedia, World Health Organization, and others. Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 7 / 15
  • 10. Climate of Ireland Images borrowed from http://www.met.ie. Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 8 / 15
  • 11. Climate of Ireland, cont. Ireland LaGrange Rainfall (in.) 31-80 58 Temp (F) 43-51 49-73 Sun (hrs) 3-4.25 10-15 Note: These are gathered using an average of averages. Not indicative of extreme conditions. Serves for comparative purposes. Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 9 / 15
  • 12. How do the Irish Energize? How do the Irish currently create and moderate usage of energy? How does their geographical position (coupled with political division) challenge energy creation and management? How are the Irish looking toward the future (concerning their energy needs)? Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 10 / 15
  • 13. References I (2010). Tobacco Control Factsheet 2010. (2011). National Income and Expenditure. (2011). Tidal and Current Energy Resources in Ireland. (2011). The World Bank Data by GNI. Economic, T. and Institute, S. R. (2011). Irish economy. Ehrenreich, B. (2008). Nickel and dimed: On (not) getting by in America. Holt Paperbacks. Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 11 / 15
  • 14. References II Fanning, B. (2002). Racism and social change in the Republic of Ireland. Manchester Univ Pr. Hawken, P. (1994). The ecology of commerce: A declaration of sustainability. Harper Paperbacks. Heernan, B. (2012). State did nothing for jews in wwii. Independent News Media PLC. Institute, M. (2011). Tidal Energy. Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 12 / 15
  • 15. References III McDonagh, J., Varley, T., and Shortall, S. (2009). A living countryside?: the politics of sustainable development in rural Ireland. Ashgate Publishing. O'Brien, M., O'Brien, C., and O'Brien, C. (1972). A concise history of Ireland. Thames and Hudson London. of State, U. D. (2011). Notes on ireland. Roberts, A. and Churchill, S. (2008). A history of the English-speaking peoples since 1900. Harper Perennial. Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 13 / 15
  • 16. References IV Schlosser, E. (2004). Fast food nation: The dark side of the all-American meal. Perennial. Schwartz, N. D. (2010). Europe's web of debt. The New York Times. Tennyson, D. Electricity generation in ireland. Irish Energy News. Wikipedia (2011a). The Economy of Italy| Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia (2011b). Economy of the Republic of Ireland| Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 14 / 15
  • 17. References V Wikipedia (2011c). History of the Jews in Ireland| Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia (2011d). The Republic of Ireland| Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jon M. Ernstberger (LaGrange College) Sustainability of the Irish September 26, 2011 15 / 15