Success for Patrician Academy ‘waste’ project

The Patrician Academy Global Citizenship Group: back row, Leon Baja, Robbie O’Brien, Harry Bull, Richard Svaza, Conor Brennan, Darragh Nolan, Paul Griffin; front row, Kieran Duggan, Mrs Regina Glynn, Ms Ann-Marie Walsh and Aristjon Mirashi .

The Transition Year Global Citizenship class of the Patrician Academy last week launched their recycling bins as part of their entry to the Young Environmentalist Awards. They made the recycling bins out of old disused barrels. They ran a poster competition for 1st years to create characters on the front of each bin and to generate awareness of waste. The winning entries were transferred onto the bins and painted by the T.Y. students as part of the upcycling element of the project. Congratulations are due to the Global Citizenship students and their teachers Mrs Glynn and Ms Walsh as they are through to the semi-finals of the Young Environmental Awards with their project titled ‘Wake up to Academy’s Waste’. The Patrician Academy has also been awarded the Emerging Schools Global Citizenship Passport thanks to their hard work this year on the sustainable development goal of Responsible Consumption and Production.
The Transition Year project on Global Citizenship is about exploring what it means to be a global citizen. There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) designed to be ‘a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all’. These were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly. The 17 interlinked Sustainable Development Goals are: (1) No Poverty, (2) Zero Hunger, (3) Good Health and Well-Being, (4) Quality Education, (5) Gender Equality, (6) Clean Water and Sanitation, (7) Affordable and Clean Energy, (8) Decent Work and Economic Growth, (9) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, (10) Reducing Inequality, (11) Sustainable Cities and Communities, (12) Responsible Consumption and Production, (13) Climate Action, (14) Life Below Water, (15) Life On Land, (16) Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, (17) Partnerships for the Goals.