One Northern Irish name in top 100 environmentalists..

John Woods of Friends of the Earth is the only Northern Irish resident to make it into the Independent on Sunday’s top 100 Environmentalists in the UK. It’s worth just taking a bit of time out to the variety of people who’ve made it. It describes him as “the dynamic head of the pressure group Friends of the Earth in Northern Ireland who took the Government to the European Court for failing to curb sewage pollution there – and won. The judgment led to an ambitious clean-up programme of investment in new sewage works.” He also has a very dry sense of humour…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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