It's Easter Monday (Bank Holiday)! And Ireland will be hotter than Ibiza today! Join us for a cup of coffee or a glass of your favourite in our sunny garden in Glasthule, CHQ or Avoca. #easter#sale#sunny#wine#whiskey#beer#ireland
Spring has well and truly sprung 🌻🥀 The last few months I've noticed people being a lot more concerned for the state of the environment and making small changes to their consumer habits, in the things they buy, use or eat.
Unfortunately our changing habits isn't keeping up with the drastic changes in climate temperature, ocean acidity levels, changes in ecosystems due to extinction and human interference etc.
We need to keep raising awareness and putting the pressue on local and national governments. Protests are happening all over the world, with heroes like Greta Thunberg leading the way, and we're finally seeing some traction build.
Climate change doesn't just effect animals. The environment humans live in is becoming more hostile. We're lucky in this part of the world it's not extreme, but I think that makes it harder for us to be aware of what's happening elsewhere.
Droughts are more common and frequent, as are forest fires. Pollution and changing pH in seas and oceans is driving marine life away or killing it entirely. Cultures dependent on their environment for their economy are struggling. We don't see that in the Western world as we have the privilege of consuming all these things we take for granted that are damaging the planet and all its inhabitants.
Avoiding single use plastic is a great start and everyone should strive to. Bring a bag, refuse a straw. It's not difficult. But we also need to make changes to the capitalist consumer society we live in if we want to have any hope stopping irreparable damage within the 10 years we have.
The single-use, consumerist nature of the Easter holiday has made me realise whilst we've made some changes in our habits, we still have a long way to go. And not a lot of time.
Please use your power as a consumer to protect the earth before it's too late.