The Teresian badge of change…
Sandy Mc Groarty visits the Teresian School in Donnybrook as part of ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards judging roadshow.
The young people from the Teresian School combined many skills as part of their ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist project, including artistic skills to create colourful ECO-characters for the adjoining primary school children and ECO-badges for the first year group.
These awareness raising techniques were all in the name of reducing individuals’ and the school’s carbon and water footprint. And they can prove they really made a difference as they carried out a water and energy survey before and after the campaign which showed a massive reduction in water and energy usage in only 3 months. Wow, they prove how effective little changes can be! They had a day where they sold their homemade badges and used the money to buy a new, bigger, composter as the school with their little compost bins in each and every classroom was collecting too much for their small bin. The young enviromentalists effected real change in their school’s and in their fellow-pupils’ habits which in turn, I’m sure, changed household habits. Isn’t it amazing how their action had such a ripple effect? I was very impressed by their dedication, confidence and knowlege and I’m certain the Teresian school will only expand on its green goals and become a green model school that will inspire their community. Well done to the group!
Don’t forget to come and see the fantastic project carried out by the group from Donnybrook, 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!
Entry filed under: Young Environmentalist Awards 2010.