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Children of the Revolution

Sue Adams talks to Eco Eye presenter Clinical Psychologist Dr Clare Kambamettu about the importance of environmental education in schools and why it is imperative that young people are equipped with the knowledge tools and skills to take action. The episode explores the climate action strikes taken by students all over the world. Last September more than 7.6 million people …

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Irish schools are going plastic-free – but are parents ready?

Ham or cheese? Fruit or vegetables? Sandwich or wrap? It can be tricky deciding what to put in a lunch box. But many parents will be faced making yet another choice when it comes to preparing school lunches. Schools have been forced to eliminate plastic as they will be banned from buying or using single-use plastic cups, cutlery or straws …

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How Newpark School became the first plastic-free school in Ireland

With Plastic Free 4 Schools by Change by Degrees, we have a fantastic solution on the ChangeX platform to support primary schools in running a plastic-free campaign with their students – an opportunity to take very concrete action on one climate related issue. Firstly in their own school environment but hopefully also beyond in their local community. But teachers also …

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Limerick secondary school Crescent College futureproofs plastic-free future

LIMERICK secondary school Crescent College Comprehensive has launched a campaign to stop using single-use plastics. Students ranging from first to fourth year gathered for a recent workshop organised by sustainability expert Susan Adams accompanied by construction studies teacher Bill Sheehan. The lecture informed the students of the damage caused by single-use plastics in recent years such as making up to …

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Newpark Comprehensive School bans single use plastics

Students at Newpark Community School are currently driving a campaign to highlight the harmful effects of plastic pollution and its impacts on communities both locally and globally as part of an ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Project. Aware that action speaks louder than words the students formed a group titled ‘SAY NO TO PLASTIC’. Their aim was simple, to ban single-use plastics …