Limerick City and County Council is involved in a number of awareness campaigns with schools, colleges and adult training centres.
Limerick City and County Council actively promotes the An Taisce Green Schools Programme to primary and secondary students. This international programme enables schools to take environmental issues and apply them to the day to day school life.
Teacher training workshops are run in conjunction with An Taisce once a year.
The Environment Awareness Officer is available to advise staff and students about the programme. Staff from Limerick City and County Council assess schools on all the Green Schools Themes (with the exception of the travel theme).
For the registration form for Green Schools click here.
The Green Campus Programme is for all post secondary and higher education facilities. The programme aims to ensure that members of a campus community can engage in a meaningful way to enhance sustainability on campus.
Support/advice is available from Limerick City and County Council for third level institutions intending to embark on the Taisce Green Campus programme.
Adult Training Centres
The Brothers of Charity Training Centre on the Fairgreen has been awarded four Green Flags for their ongoing work on the environment.
The training centre runs a number of work programmes to which they continue to introduce innovative initiatives to reduce waste and raise awareness about energy and water conservation. The centre has green flags for the following environmental themes: Waste and Litter, Energy, Water and Travel.
The Fairgreen Centre has also developed an environmental training course for service users throughout the Brothers of Charity Service. Limerick City and County Council supports the Brothers of Charity with this work.
Limerick City and County Council have facilitated EcoUnesco workshops for community groups and also support the Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards.
Junk Kouture is a national competition for second level students in Ireland and Northern Ireland which challenges teenagers to create high end wearable fashion from everyday junk that would normally find its way into the bin.
Junk Kouture aims to inspire and ignite passion in these teenagers, while at the same time subtly educating them about the importance of recycling and reusing waste for the good of the planet.