Moville Community College Students Promote Global Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption & Production

Moville Community College students have been extremely active in promoting responsible consumption and production in the school in the run-up to Christmas.

Fairtrade tea and hot chocolate were served in the breakfast club to remind students of the importance of thinking about where their food comes from and how employees are treated.

LCA students were busy in Art class doing the finishing touches to their beautiful sofa made from recycled tyres. They plan to use it themselves at school during their breaks. This is a perfect example of the importance of ‘thinking outside the box’ when it comes to recycling.

The school’s Christmas Craft Fair was an inspirational example of how old unused everyday items can be used to make amazing practical and ornamental items for Christmas decorations. Buttons, jars, wooden boxes, books, wool, acorns, branches etc. were all used to make gorgeous creations.

Thanks to Irish Aid who travelled from Dublin last month and to Jo Fowler for her talk on Palm Oil during Global Citizenship week at the end of November. This was a real motivation for the work of the students in December. Transition Year students have been doing projects on palm oil, looking at the number of products containing palm oil and the serious implications this has on the environment and other parts of the world. They are planning for their peer teaching project on palm oil after Christmas and are encouraging everyone to buy products with the Sustainable Palm Oil symbol.

Thanks to being part of the EU ‘Get Up & Goals’ project, Moville Community College applied and were approved for funding to subsidise the cost of supplying First Year students with stainless steel water bottles at a reduced price. This initiative will be officially launched in the New Year and will really encourage students to replace any remaining plastic bottle with this more environmentally friendly alternative. Staff and students are looking forward to a really productive 2020 in promoting the Sustainable Development Goals.

A sofa made from recycled tyres.
The Sustainable Development Goals.