Earth Day 2022

Earth Day is a time to reflect on the many changes happening to our planet as climate change advances.  At SERVE, we recognise the importance of reflection and acknowledging the small steps we can all take to combat climate change. However, systemic change is also needed. The United Nations created the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 to focus the international community’s energy and attention on the tough challenges we face in making our world a better place.

 Goal #13 (Climate Action) is the one we focus on today.

Goal #13 asks us to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Yesterday marked Ireland’s Earth Overshoot Day, meaning that Ireland has now used up a whole year’s allocation of natural resources. While a lot is already being done to combat the advancement of climate change, there is still a long way to go. 

At our home in Scala, Blackrock we created the Global Goals Trail as a physical reminder of the ongoing work that is required to improve our world. Climate Action is at the heart of the Trail as we also created raised garden beds, bird houses, and a composter to improve the biodiversity of the area. These are small actions that we can all take in our everyday lives to improve the environment, and we encourage you to do the same!