This week is Climate Action Week. At St. Joseph’s Infant School we are making a special effort to save our planet. We are proud to be a ‘Green School’ and for the next two years we will be working on the ‘Global Citizenship Marine Environment Theme’ and we want to continue to protect the planet by doing the following;
- Litter Free Lunches: We encourage all pupils to use reusable bottles, lunch boxes and paper packaging instead of tinfoil or clingfilm where possible. We have a water refill station at school to refill our water bottles. Pupils must take home all lunch waste. Don’t forget to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
- Walk/Cycle to school: Where possible, pupils who live in the town are encouraged to walk/cycle to school accompanied by an adult.
- Stop the Drop: Save water, take short showers instead of baths at home and make sure to turn off the tap while brushing your teeth!
- Plant a Tree: Help Biodiversity by planting a tree or some flowers in your garden.
- Reduce Plastic Waste: Plastic ends up in the sea and harms sea creatures. When shopping try to buy items loose and bring reusable shopping bags. We are collecting milk/juice carton lids to make a mural at school like the one pictured below in order to raise awareness about plastic in the sea. Please wash the lids, collect them and bring them into school.
- Save Energy: At school the energy detectives ensure the lights and appliances are switched off at the end of the school day or when they are not in use. Why not do the same at home? Save energy and reduce those electricity bills!
See more information at https://greenschoolsireland.org/tag/climate-action-week-2020/