Celebrate International Mother Earth Day 2022

On this day, assigned as International Mother Earth Day by the UN, we are working to raise awarness about climate change, biodiversity conservation, and contamination

22 april 2022

Temperature rises, species extinction and the rise in sea levels caused by melting ice caps are just some of the effects of climate change caused by human actions.  Every day oceans are filled with more plastic, attacks on biodiversity,and increases in environmental contamination - all part of the damage we are inflicting upon our planet. 

The wellbeing of today's young people and future generations depends on an urgent and immediate change in out habits.

The Adeje council is taking this seriously, and working to rasie local awareness of how individual actions can contribute to the overall fight in this climate crisis. 

Adeje is part of a Mayoral pact to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030, and in parallel work to increase effecient energy use and renewable energy provision.  The council is also part of TREEMAC, a project dedicated to protecting the environment. Adeje council is supporting the construction of new green communities with the Adeje Verde project, offering local residents a more sustainable energy source, produced and consumed locally. 

What can you do?

  • Use energy saving measures in the home
  • Use the car less, walk or use public transport
  • Throw away less food
  • Reuse, repair, recyle
  • Practise water saving measures

This is the first Mother Earth Day celebrated within the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet - and its people. Restoring our damaged ecosystems will help to end poverty, combat climate change and prevent mass extinction. But we will only succeed if everyone plays a part.

(Picture taken by the Apollo 11 crew on their way home. PHOTO:Credit: NASA (image restored by Toby Ord)