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This year we are starting the new theme of Global Citizenship: Travel. We hope to raise awareness of green travel and to increase the numbers of girls travelling to and from school in a green way.

Some information:

  • Globally, transport emissions account for approximately 20% of all greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 52% of the population of Copenhagen use bicycles daily.

  • A 747 plane burns 12l of fuel per 1km

  • An average car burns 0.1% l of fuel per 1 km

  • Air pollution can travel long distances crossing national boundaries, thereby affecting people far away from its original source.

  • Air quality inside the car is worse in traffic than outside the car!

 

This year we are focusing on 4 main Sustainable Development Goals:

(10) Reduced Inequalities

(11) Sustainable Cities and Communities

(13) Climate Action

On September 25th 2015, 193 countries adopted seventeen Global Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Each target has specific targets to be achieved over the next 12 years.

For these goals to be reached, everyone needs to play a part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like us!

 

So what can we do?

Evidence shows that physical activity (travelling to school or work by cycling, scooting or walking) improves

  • Well –being

  • Cognitive function

  • Muscular and cardiorespiratory fitness

  • Bone density

  • Ability to manage stress

Reduces

  • Risk of heart disease and illness

  • Likelihood of being an unhealthy weight

 

Research has shown that 60 minutes of activity per day brings a range of benefits for primary school aged children. By including walking, cycling or scooting to and from school each day they are incorporating that 60 minutes activity into their daily routine with all the associated health benefits.

So what do we do?

Look at how we travelling to school or work each day. Is there one day or one journey we can make in a green way-walk, cycle, scoot, car pool, take a bus?

We look forward to having you on this green journey with us. Above all this is about Active Citizenship. We will encourage our girls to be active and to actively engage with local councils and authorities if changes need to be made. Thank you again for your continued help and support.

E. Casey

Green schools Co-ordinator.

Green News Oct 2018

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Green Information

This year we are starting the new theme of Global Citizenship: Travel. We hope to raise awareness of green travel and to increase the numbers of girls travelling to and from school in a green way.

Some information:

  • Globally, transport emissions account for approximately 20% of all greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 52% of the population of Copenhagen use bicycles daily.

  • A 747 plane burns 12l of fuel per 1km

  • An average car burns 0.1% l of fuel per 1 km

  • Air pollution can travel long distances crossing national boundaries, thereby affecting people far away from its original source.

  • Air quality inside the car is worse in traffic than outside the car!

 

This year we are focusing on 4 main Sustainable Development Goals:

(10) Reduced Inequalities

(11) Sustainable Cities and Communities

(13) Climate Action

On September 25th 2015, 193 countries adopted seventeen Global Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Each target has specific targets to be achieved over the next 12 years.

For these goals to be reached, everyone needs to play a part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like us!

 

So what can we do?

Evidence shows that physical activity (travelling to school or work by cycling, scooting or walking) improves

  • Well –being

  • Cognitive function

  • Muscular and cardiorespiratory fitness

  • Bone density

  • Ability to manage stress

Reduces

  • Risk of heart disease and illness

  • Likelihood of being an unhealthy weight

 

Research has shown that 60 minutes of activity per day brings a range of benefits for primary school aged children. By including walking, cycling or scooting to and from school each day they are incorporating that 60 minutes activity into their daily routine with all the associated health benefits.

So what do we do?

Look at how we travelling to school or work each day. Is there one day or one journey we can make in a green way-walk, cycle, scoot, car pool, take a bus?

We look forward to having you on this green journey with us. Above all this is about Active Citizenship. We will encourage our girls to be active and to actively engage with local councils and authorities if changes need to be made. Thank you again for your continued help and support.

E. Casey

Green schools Co-ordinator.

Green Award Ceremony

On May 26th, Ms Casey our Green schools co-ordinator, Mr Donoghue our care taker , Amie Ryan our Green School secretary and Áine Ebbs our Green Schools chairperson, attended the An Taisce award ceremony in the Helix.Over twenty schools were represented, some getting their first Green flag and three like ourselves receiving their seventh. It was attended by representatives from Dublin South County Council and Wicklow County Council, Irish Water and of course An Taisce. They praised the work of Green Schools in helping the environment and said that Ireland was a world leader in this regard. Lots of other countries come to Ireland to see how Green schools work and a delegation from China is now hoping to set it up in over 10,000 schools! St. Brigid’s was also very honoured to be asked to pilot a new flag…so watch this space!

E. Casey