This week there have been so many things to celebrate thanks to Volunteers’ Week. However, it does not stop here. Today we are also celebrating WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY! Who gets tired of celebrating these incredible days? I definitely don’t… especially when the celebration involves cake, but that is another topic.
So, today we wanted to celebrate the impact of CAFOD’s campaign Power to Be. More than 30,000 people signed the Power to be petition for the World Bank to ensure that the poorest people have access to renewable energy. This demonstrates how people are passionate about helping others and taking care of the environment.
The UK’s representative at the World Bank, Melanie Robinson said: “Without reliable access to electricity, entrepreneurs find it harder to set up small businesses and create jobs. Electricity is also crucial for communities, to provide light for children to study at night and to refrigerate vaccines in health facilities.”
Hope that this inspires you to keep going in those positive actions that you are already doing for the environment and climate. It is not only about acknowledging what we might do wrong for the environment, but also feeling proud that we are making a better world with our actions. Furthermore, the World Bank announced in December that they will no longer finance oil and gas exploration and production after 2019. This is a big step forward and shows that the World Bank is prepared to transform its energy spending.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
Written by Estefanía González