SDG Challenge #7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

This month’s SDG challenge is about Goal #7: Affordable and Clean Energy. This is a call to a human fight around the world which aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all!

To join, take one or more of these 4 challenges, suggested by Development Perspectives, to make your own contribution to the world:

    • Challenge #1 – Get Informed:
      We are asking you to read up about Goal #6 and to learn about the efforts around the world to achieve ‘Clean Water and Sanitation’. You can begin this joy of learning by watching the videos in the ‘Understand’ section of this info pack.
    • Challenge #2 – Be Political:
      Write to the Minister Eamon Ryan TD, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications. Express the need for divestment of government funds from fossil fuel stocks to fossil free stocks. Contact information: eamon.ryan@oireachtas.ie Letters can be sent to: 

      Office of the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications

      16-17 Suffolk Street

       Dublin DO2 AT85.

    • Challenge #3 – Educate:
      This challenge invites you to discuss Affordable and Clean Energy with your friends, family and colleagues. It can be an informal chat or a more structured workshop to discuss issues. Be sure to use #SDGchallenge to share any activities.
    • Challenge #4 – #EaseTheEnergy:
      We invite you to replace one light bulb with an energy-efficient lightbulb in your home this week. (Keep going every month until all the lightbulbs are energy efficient). Share your experience or new ideas about this challenge on your social media – make sure to use: #SDG7 #EaseTheEnergy #CleanEnergy

More about the SDG Challenge:

In September 2015, world leaders from 193 countries came together to adopt the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs mean we as individuals can take action every month to raise awareness and to help achieve a sustainable future by 2030. Check this video out, if you would like to know more about what is the SDG challenge. 

This initiative is supported by Development Perspectives as part of a wider project called Saolta. Anne Hannan, Tutor at Warrenmount Community Education Centre has been enthusiastically running this project since the start, arranging informative sessions and meetings to spread SDG Challenge information for other Tutors/Staff in the Community Education Centre.

Let’s embrace this cause?

We can all help to make a difference and raise awareness of the SDGs! Let’s embrace this cause for a better world in the future?

If you would like to know more about this month’s SDG Goal #7 Affordable and Clean Energy, check this information pack from Development Perspectives or watch this short video created by the United Nations.

Good luck fellow challengers!