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Eco-Journalist / Columnist


Donnachadh writes extensively as a free-lance writer on environmental issues.

His feature articles have been published in:



Donnachadh wrote the weekly "The Home Ecologist" column for the Independent Newspaper.  See articles below.

His work has appeared in publications linked with all three of Brtiain's major political parties: Conservative Home, Liberal Democrat News, Liberator and Tribune.


Donnachadh is also a dance critic for the international dance magazine Dance Europe.


Editors wishing to commission articles can contact Donnachadh by calling

07947 884299


Weekly Column

Donnachadh Mccarthy -The Home Ecologist

From: The Independent; House & Home

"Good insulation is vital. But don't rely on synthetics – there are less toxic options"  

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"They may be fashionable, but traditional range cookers have huge carbon footprints"

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"Grab a pen, jot down your electricity usage, and watch your emissions plummet"

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"Some pools leave the climate in deep trouble. But there are green ways to make a splash"  

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"However green you are, you can still slash your energy use at the flick of a switch"  

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"Kit homes tick all the right boxes"  

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"They're great for the garden – and a lifeline in a flood. So, do you have a water butt yet?"  

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"What's the easy way to stop your gadgets wasting energy? Buy another gizmo"

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"Keep your lawn as nature intended – it looks good, and it won't cost the earth"  

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"Beware when buying items by mail order, because small things come in big packages"  

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"Finding eco-architects is tricky, but even traditional thinkers are often ripe for conversion"  

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"Blocking draughts is the easy way to go green. As winter bites, it's time to shut that door"  

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"My solar panels work well, but a wood-burner is my best carbon-saving gadget"  

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"Rainwater is good for more than just your plants – it can leave you flushed with pride"  

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"Sealing the flue of an old fire costs just £20 – AND it can seriously cool your gas bills"  

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"Why plug in a gadget to beat the summer heat? It's time we learnt to go with the flow"

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"It's cheap, quick and you can keep you shash frames - this is doubleglazing, the easy way"  

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"Will wind turbines ever work in cities? one pioneering new building may prove they can"  

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"Eliminate draughts"  

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"Council planners don't like solar panels. Have they not heard about climate change?"  

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Feature Articles


"Donnachadh McCarthy has turned his Victorian house into one of Britain's greenest homes. He explains how he did"

The Independent;

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"How to minimise your domestic waste. Weekly collections? Donnachadh McCarthy hasn't had the bin men round for 10 years - he even re-uses other people's rubbish. Here's how he does it "

The Independent;

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"Be Greener: Secret of being a true friend of the Earth. There are now so many ways to green your life that you've no excuse not to, says Donnachadh McCarthy"

The Independent;

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"Donnachadh McCarthy: We needed green action - we got Brown lethargy"

The Independent;

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"What's your carbon footprint? Knowing the scale of your emissions is the first step to reducing them. Donnachadh McCarthy shows you how to do the maths "

The Independent;

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"One day in the green life of a man on a mission"

The Independent;

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"Your planet: It's easy to do your bit... Would you like to make your life-style a little more eco-friendly? Donnacadh McCarthy offers a selection of simple tips "

The Independent;

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"Seven days to green your life. We all know global warming is a fact. And we'd all like to do something to make a difference. But where to begin? The answer, of course, is in our own homes and daily routines. Donnachadh McCarthy, one of Britain's leading expert in green living, believes seven days is all it takes to cast aside the bad habits of a lifetime. Here he explains how to change for the better - starting tomorrow "

The Independent;

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"The green provocateur: Cornering the corporates. They may talk a good green game, but do Britain's corporate giants really pay more than lip service to climate change? Eco-warrior Donnachadh McCarthy hit the streets on a one-man crusade against waste. Could our pedal-powered hero save the world in a single day? "

The Independent;

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"20 ways to go green at home. You don't have to live in the latest concept house to help save the planet. Donnachadh McCarthy has transformed his leaky, draughty Victorian terrace into a zero-carbon triumph – and he's set out this simple plan so that you can do it too "

The Independent;

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"Your planet: Low-impact lifestyles. We are told that, to live sustainably, we need to reduce our CO emissions by two thirds. Is this really feasible? Absolutely, says Donnachadh McCarthy, who has transformed his London house into a low-carbon, climate-friendly home "

The Independent;  

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"How to celebrate Christmas, the ecofriendly way. Donnachadh McCarthy shows how to cut the waste "

The Independent;

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"Go Green!"

TimeOut, London  

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