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Green Committee 2018/2019
Green Committee The Green Committee aims to direct and address all phases of the Green Schools Programme. It is the driving force of the programme. Our Green Committee is made up of representatives from each class, staff- teaching and non-teaching and a member of the community. We meet once a month. At these meetings, we discuss actions and targets involved in working towards our next Green Flag (Global Citizenship-Litter and Waste) while all the time maintaining the work carried out on previous themes. This year our focus is on: Raising awareness on how looking after our environment aids people all over the world; Promoting and facilitating ‘Active Citizenship’; Integrating the Global Citizenship Litter and Waste ethos into our wider Green- Schools programme; Making an improvement in the Litter and Waste management in our school. Green Notice Board All relevant Green Schools information is displayed on our Green Notice Board. This may include an up to date Action Plan, Results of Surveys carried out in school and community and interesting articles in newspapers/magazines relevant to the current theme of Global Citizenship-Litter and Waste.
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Marcus Smith Eoin Ennis James Shortt Eve Duffy Seán Corrigan Emilie Ploeg Caitlin Mynes Aifric Larkin Daniel Dunne Aoife Muldoon Béibheann Bennett Ciara McKenna Jamie Hanratty John Reilly Ruby Bermingham Emily Hanratty
We celebrated Tetra Pak Tree Day 2020 which took place on Thursday, 1st October.This year's theme is Be A Force For Nature! ("Bí i do fórsa don nádúir!") which focuses on the things we can do in our everyday lives to help nature and our environment. The number one tip this year is to plant more trees! Trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen and help reduce the risk of climate change. They also provide shelter and food for birds, insects and animals ! All classes learned about the native trees planted in our mini-woodland. Some classes went on nature trails and collected leaves and then did leaf rubbings back in class. Planting Acorns As part of Tree Day, some classes planted acorns acorns. Materials: Cleaned, dried out milk cartons, compost, acorns, jugs, water. Method: We tested the acorns by placing them in a jar of water. If the seed sank, we predict that it will grow. If the seed floated, we predict that it will not grow. We pierced some holes in the bottom of the cartons. We filled the cartons up to approximately ¾ level with compost. We placed the acorns in the compost between 2 ½ and 5 cm under the surface. We marked the cartons with `F` if the acorn floated and `S` if the acorn had sank. We left the cartons in a sheltered corner in our Outdoor Classroom.
7 super savvy tips to help the environment Go for a walk outdoors! Look out for insects, worms, snails and ladybirds. Collect twigs, leaves and flowers to make a collage when you get home. Get creative and make a bird feeder out of a carton for your garden, balcony or window sill. Become the recycling hero for your family! Help them by showing everyone how to recycle properly. Plant wild flowers in your garden! This will help to protect our bees. Cut down on food waste! If you don't eat all your lunch today, check if it will keep until tomorrow. Walk or cycle! Walk, scoot or cycle to school and activities to reduce air pollution and get some exercise in. Plant a tree! Trees absorb CO2 and release O2, helping us to tackle climate change. They give shelter and food to birds, animals and insects.