St. Aloysius CollegeGREEN SCHOOLS/NEATSTREETS PROGRAMME 2010/2012
Members of the Green school and neat streets committee1st years: Lorcan Glynn Aaron Coleman TY: Erik Zaplata Oisin Coughlan Filip Grajkowski 5th years:2nd years: Adam McManus Aaron Deering 6th years: Filip Hajdamach Declan Farrell Colm Johnson James McManus
Overall planSchool undertakings Achievements We conducted an since discovering these environmental review black spots we as a This Survey conducted committee decided to by the green schools create a litter busters committee members timetable in which the revealed : members from each year 4 litter black-spots; canteen, central will clean up these black area, school yard & spots after lunch each old house area . day (e.g. first years Monday) this action was a great success.
Litter and waste Overview-Morning review= 90 pieces of litter TotalOld House areaSchool grounds Series1 Canteen central area 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Litter and waste Overview-lunch-time review= 140 pieces of litter 160 140 120 100 80 60 Series1 40 20 0 central area Canteen School grounds Old House area Total
ContinuationUndertakings Achievements we had an educational This was a worthwhile evening in the central activity as we informed area informing the school the student body of our body of our plan and our efforts and the majority expectations of them. took our expectations to We also invited an heart. educational ‘bin it’ This activity also received workshop to our school to a positive response as the further inform the school presenters were both very of their responsibilities humorous and towards litter and informative. chewing gum
Difficulties As a committee we Another difficulty was the encountered many verbal abuse some difficulties over the members got from the school body as they course of the collected litter from around programme. the school. This is still a We had some difficulty problem but our members reaching out to some still bravely patrol the school on their dedicated of our more rebellious day. students but even they The last difficulty was listened to us after a finding dedicated educational talk from individuals to give up their teachers and green time and stick to the school committee. programme.
Positives from this experience School is a cleaner and environmentally friendly place Recycling at 28% of waste currently Green school/Neat streets members learned new skills; communication, chairing meetings, confidence Website development and school profile on neat Streets website Created a good working relationship with Council, Barna Waste and An Taisce
Photos of our experience at Barna Waste facility
Some of the Participants in the Bin-it workshop
Challenges for the Future Keep school clean Integrating green Recruiting new agenda into school members for curriculum committee Increasing our Fostering recycling efforts relationships with and reducing local community waste and Progressing to next delivering savings flag for the school budget
Our Green school/Neat Streets motto After great discussion and animation the committee came up with a motto to encourage the school community to create a more green environment. We have five of these signs up in the litter black-spot areas around the school with the school crest The grant received from An Taisce enabled the committee to purchase these signs
End of presentationThank-you for your attentionSt. Aloysius NeatStreets/Green SchoolCommittee