Louisburgh Co. Mayo



Green activity 2009/2010

The Green School Project is working to get their second green flag on the theme of energy. Students recently completed a project for WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) Ireland, raising awareness of battery recycling in local national schools. They also had their annual Green Day this year promoting recycling in a project that raised money for the ISPCC and the Green School Project. Thank you to everyone for supporting environmental awareness in our community.

Committee members received certificates in recognition of their role in making a difference to our environment through their hard work and dedication.


In September

  • raised our first Green Flag
  • elected our new committee
  • set up the rota for litter picking and emptying compost bins
  • embarked on our programme to save energy in the school

In October

  • undertook an Energy Review of the school
  • sold green wristbands as a fundraising project
  • ordered 300 bulbs for our window boxes


In November

  • devised our Energy Action Plan, outlining how we intend to reduce heat and light use in the school
  • put up ‘Switch It Off’ signs in every room in the school
  • had a speaker in from Sustainable Energy Ireland as part of Transition Year project
  • The Principal applied for a grant for insulation for the school

In December

  • Green Energy Concert raised €400 for the Green School Project

In January

  • Transition Year students finished making our four new timber compost bins

In February

  • Green reps were on duty at the musical monitoring recycling of plastic bottles and cans

In March

  • began planning our Green Action Day, and Ms Ainsworth contacted a recycling company that supports schools and the ISPCC through buying our old clothing and mobile phones.
  • window boxes blossomed

In April

  • Fifth year girls planted pansies outside Ms. Moran’s office
  • new insulation was installed
  • speaker from Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Ireland visited and spoke about recycling batteries and electrical equipment
  • Transition Year and second year Reps went to local schools and business to promote battery recycling
  • Green Action Day, raising money for our Green Project and the ISPCC

In May

  • Transition Year students had a successful day out at Dublin Castle with their One Good Idea project
  • replanted the window boxes for summer
  • Science students sorted the spring bulbs so they are ready for planting again in the autumn



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