Environmental Awareness Week, Sept 2022
Environmental Awareness Week Review
Monday, 26th of September – Thursday, 29th of September 2022
The first Environmental Awareness Week (EAW) of the 2022/23 academic year was a great success. Each day had an individual theme, Monday’s theme was ‘Oceans’, Tuesday’s ‘Food’, Wednesday’s ‘Land’ and Thursday’s ‘Energy’. Again, the Green Schools’ Committee used the ‘Triple A Approach’ to promote each theme – Awareness, Appreciation, Action.
Each day had activities for students and staff to take part in to raise Awareness, encourage Appreciation and prompt Action. Activities included; a Climate Café, serving Hot Chocolate to students and staff and highlighting the journey of the drink from the Cocoa Bean to Cadburys to the Cup, Biodiversity Walks, Kahoots and Classroom Discussions regarding the ‘Climate Crisis’ and possible solutions to the problem.
The Green Schools’ Committee also had a Litter Patrol that picked up litter around the Campus every lunchtime throughout the week.
The highlight of the week was the Q&A with Eddie O’ Connor (Class of 1965), founder of both Airtricity and MainStream Renewable Power. Eddie held an incredible Q&A with the Committee on Thursday highlighting the future of Renewable Energy in Ireland and across the globe. It was a pleasure to have Eddie back in the College and the Green Schools’ Committee are so grateful for the time he spent with us!
Overall, the Green Schools’ Committee are very happy with how EAW went and we look forward to improve for the next one in late February!
We congratulate the committee on a tremendous week, and we thank them, Ms Harlowe and Ms Wyse for their astute organisation and leadership.