The average Irish person average consumes 1,460 cups of tea per year, so make sure you always boil just the amount of water you need, was one of the tips given today when SSE Airtricity and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) met at the DCU campus to launch a new partnership.
SSE Airtricity and the USI have partnered up to 'challenge students to make better environmental actions' over the next 21 days.
"Making small changes to our daily lives, like how we make a cup of tea, can make a big difference," said Klair Neenan, Managing Director, SSE Airtricity.
Stop And Think
Richard Bruton, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment was also in attendance.
Speaking at the at the sustainability partnership launch, Minister Bruton said: “Thinking fast often leads us to miss smart choices. This campaign asks us to stop and think. Small changes in our habits can make a big difference.
"This does not alter the obligation on government to lead on some vital big choices, like the sort of infrastructure we build."
The three-week event also marks the beginning of a sustainability partnership between USI and SSE Airtricity.
The government published the Climate Action Plan earlier this year, which sets out actions across every sector, such as a commitment to 70% renewable energy and a new model for retrofitting our homes, which will ensure that we meet our 2030 climate commitments, putting us on a trajectory to be net zero by 2050, Minister Burton highlighted.
"Reaching this goal will also require a big shift in individual behaviour and I encourage everyone to get behind this campaign and take up the challenge,” he said.
The 21 Day Challenge aims to inform and empower students to make more sustainable choices in their everyday lives.
Other sustainable actions that were suggested today include thinking about products consumed and how they’re made, or reducing consumption of resources can have a powerful impact,
Whether it’s choosing locally-sourced food, opting for sustainable fashion and eco-friendly beauty products, or switching off appliances when they’re not needed, there are many ways to build better green habits for the future.
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