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May 13, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Guest post by Elaine Nevin, National Director of ECO-UNESCO

GalwayI’m really excited because today I visited the Jesus and Mary Secondary School otherwise know as the Salerno school in Salthill, Galway.

I’m Elaine Nevin the Director of ECO-UNESCO and I have taken to the road with my colleague Ian Davis to visit many Young Environmentalist Awards shortlisted projects.

The young people in Salerno did a project on waste and tried to come up with some really interesting ways of getting their fellow students interested in reducing the amount of litter in the school.  So they did a league table that worked really well.  But that wasn’t all, they decided to raise awareness in their school and so made some clothes all from recycled materials (including old CD’s!) and then held a fashion show from all their wonderful creations.

I was really impressed by their creativity and ingenuity. My favourite part of the Young Environmentalist Awards is seeing all the unique ways young people spread the message to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

Rumor has it, these girls just might hold a recycled fashion show at the Young Environmentalist Awards!

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