Eco-Week ran from 28thMarch – 1st April and was one of the biggest events in the South Dublin County Council’s annual calendar of environmental awareness events and aims to engage schools in South Dublin on a range of environmental issues. Through Eco Week 2022 the council offers schools around the county a fantastic opportunity to attend events, seminars, talks and workshops which educate them on the environment and climate change, biodiversity and become part of the solution to environmental needs.
This year 185 virtual and classroom-based events to schools took place. All activities and events held during the week were FREE.
Eco-Week 2022 was launched by the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr. Peter Kavanagh and the 4th class pupils and Múinteoir Aisling of Gaelscoil Naomh Padraig in Lucan. Both the Mayor and the pupils were treated to an intriguing workshop from Dale Threadwell of Naturally Wild. During the workshop pupils learnt all about the importance of creepy crawlies and biodiversity.
In a statement the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Peter Kavanagh explained, “Eco Week is an important time of year for South Dublin County Council, now more than ever. Faced with the challenge of climate change, we all have a role to play.”
Fionnghuala Ryan, Climate Change & Environmental Awareness Officer for South Dublin County Council said “We were delighted to be able to bring Eco Week back to schools in 2022. Eco Week is a very important and unique week for South Dublin County and for the environment. It is a week packed full of events that draw our attention to the needs of the environment and how we can help.”
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Pic: Ben Ryan