Environmental Awareness Week 22nd – 26th September
There were two main themes for the Environmental Awareness Week.
Water Awareness Week
This is the next Green Flag target for the College’s Green Schools Committee. The awareness campaign included a display in St Patrick’s Hall using ‘Williamstown Water’ as a focus to remind us of the importance of water conservation. The College TV Monitors and Posters were also used to promote this important environmental message. The timing of this Green Flag application is apt given the introduction of water charges on Oct 1st.
This theme focussed on the issues of Recycling, Energy Conservation and Biodiversity, with Awareness Posters around the College, TV Monitor presentations and displays in St Patrick’s Hall. Two of these issues represent the two green flags that the College has been awarded and continue to be important environmental issues.
The College is fortunate to have extensive grounds and students were encouraged to think about this aspect of nature by the sparrowhawk, puffin and short-eared owl that were part of the display in St Patricks Hall. TY Biology also presented a ‘Leaf Trail’ display based on the College tree trail. Three biodiversity sites in the grounds have been identified and it is intended to use these for Junior Certificate Science and Leaving Certificate Biology field study.
Many thanks to Blackrock College Green Schools, Art Department, T.Y. Business and Biology classes for their contribution to the Environmental Awareness Week.
I particularly thank Mr Copeland for his oversight of the project.