Nations all around the world will mark Earth Day, but what is Earth Day?
For many it’s an opportunity for citizens around the world to pause and consider the magnificence of our planet and the rich diversity of life it supports. It can provide the spark to take action, be that national Governments, as seen on Earth Day 2016 with the opening for signature of the Paris Agreement (the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation and adaptation) or on a much smaller, local scale as seen here in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.
As part of its commitment the Council continues to undertake many actions to play a full role in energy conservation and sustainability - whether it’s replacing our street lamp bulbs with energy efficient LEDs, achieving ISO 50001:2001 certification for its Energy Management System, having a dedicated Strategic Policy Committee on Climate Change and Energy use or working with the community holding a wide variety of workshops, information sessions, regular school eco-conferences and many more local initiatives.
Be sure to follow us next week on @dlrcc and our dlr Facebook page to see how you too can make a positive contribution locally and to our planet and have fun doing so.
For further information please contact Dean Eaton, dlr Environmental Awareness Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Cllr Cormac Devlin and Aoife Munn, RHS Horticulturist and lecturer in Sustainable Gardening.
Photos: Peter Cavanagh (must credit)
Sustainable Gardening Workshop
Students at an ‘Food Miles’ workshop during an secondary schools eco conference held in County Hall.