No Hugs for Litter Bugs in St. Aloysius
Although the group was small (only 3 students), I was eager to see the great environmental action they had carried out in their school. I particularly wanted to see if they had managed to change habits of their peer and whether they thought their peers had brought this increased awareness home to their individual households. Sonia and Aine delivered the presentation they had as part of their ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Project delivered to first years of which I was impressed. I grew up quite close to them in East Cork and so I was surprised to hear of the local recycling facility that accepted nearly all kinds of household waste (washing machines, furniture, computers, etc) for free!! This information is definately not common knowledge and so the awareness raising work carried out by the group had i’m sure a real affect on the community’s waste habits.
Another clever part of the group’s project was to give out free bookmarks detailing what waste goes into either the compost bin or the recycling bin (an issue they had come accross in their school). They continued to show me the recycling bins they had put in place in their school of which I could see had a real impact on the habits and environment of the school. Well done St. Als!!!
Don’t forget to come and see the fantastic project carried out by St. Aloysius Young Environmentalists 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!