Methane matters in Christ King, Cork!
The young environmentalists in Christ the King, Cork city were intrigued by the topic of Methane as a Greenhouse Gas as, along with the majority of people, they thought Climate Change was only associated with Carbon. So when their curiosity caused them to research further, they were shocked to learn of the importance this lesser-known greenhouse gas has in global warming. They were even more shocked to learn that cows – an almost iconic part of the Irish landscape – were partly to blame, especially in Ireland where there are 2 cows to 1 person!!
They carried out surveys in their school about the consumption of meat, made a presentation to their peers (180 other 1st years) to raise awareness and also surveyed their local supermarkets researching the amount and type of meat sold and wasted by them. Overall they feel their awareness raising had a large impact on the school and in turn the community as pupils brought their new-found knowledge home highlighting such a vital cause of Climate Change!! Hopefully beef sales went down in Cork after their great work!!
Don’t forget to come and see the fantastic project carried out by Christ the King School while it’s on display at the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Showcase and Awards in the Mansion House, Dublin. The Showcase will be open to the public from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on May 12!