3 Acorns Eco-
Donnachadh McCarthy FRSA
3 Acorns Eco-
It has since gone from strength to strength, helping businesses, charities, schools and homes across Britain to improve their environmental performance, as well as winning a string of national envirnmental awards.
As well as managing 3 Acorns Eco-
He was the on-
He wrote the weekly “Home Ecologist” column for The Independent and his freelance writing on environmental issues has been published in a range of publications including The Guardian, Time Out, The Times, The Independent, The Evening Standard and Permaculture Magazine.
His first book “Saving the Planet Without Costing The Earth – 500 hundred simple steps to a greener lifestyle"– Vision Paperbacks, was a critical success. It was on Amazon’s Top Ten Environmental Books for over a year.
His second book “Easy Eco-
His frequent television and radio appearances include BBC Breakfast TV, Sky News, The World at One, The Jeremy Vine Show, London Tonight, Location Location, Costing the Earth, CNN , The Interview (BBC World Service) , House Wrecks (C4) etc.
Donnachadh passionately believes that those journalists, politicians and environmentalists advocating radical action to tackle the climate crisis should lead by example. He therefore has sought to reduce the environmental footprint of his own home.
His Victorian Terrace home in Camberwell was the first to sell solar PV electricity
to London Energy/ EDF Energy, was the first to gain planning permission for a building
In 2007, he finally achieved his dream of not only making his home carbon-
He sold more green electricity to the national grid than he imported fossil fuels in the form of gas.
The 3 Acorns Eco-
Donnachadh was born in Ireland in 1959 and was brought up in Cork where he studied Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology at the National University of Ireland.
He subsequently trained with the Irish National Ballet and danced professionally with the Dublin City Ballet, Vienna Theatre Ballet and the Royal Opera Ballet Covent Garden in London, where he has lived since 1986.
In 1992 he spent time with the Yanomami Indians in the Amazon Rainforest. This led him to becoming a passionate environmentalist upon his return to London. His involvement in local environmental campaigns in Peckham led him to becoming involved with mainstream politics.
As a Southwark Councillor for a Peckham ward 1994-
He instigated a Pesticide Free policy in 1995, which won numerous Green Apple awards, as it was one of the first councils to pursue such a policy. His motion for a tram for South London in 1994 led to the council seeking the implementation of the Cross River Tram.
He was elected to the Liberal Democrats Federal Executive for two terms, 1996-
He stepped down from the Executive in 2004 and resigned from the party in 2005 to pursue his expanding environmental media and consulting work free from political affiliation.
Donnachadh is now a member of no political party, wanting to work with those of all parties and none to tackle the urgent crisis that is climate change.