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Global Action Plan launches "Water Explorer" Initiative for Schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 22/09/2015. Global Action Plan launches Tags: Education And Politics Parenting

Leading environmentalist Duncan Stewart, Olympic pentathlete, Natalya Coyle, and high performance swimmer Bethany Carson, this week launched Global Action Plan's innovative Water Explorer 2016 programme in the fitting surroundings of Dublin's National Aquatic Centre.

Schools around the country are being encouraged to sign up to the water conservation programme at and help save the equivalent of 500 bath tubs of water in those schools taking part by June 2016.

The online initiative, supported by the HSBC Water Programme, aims to inspire pupils aged 8-14 years to take action on water conservation in a fun way. Schools are also actively encouraged to collaborate with other schools both nationally and internationally and to engage with local communities. Already 69 schools across the country have signed up with plans to triple this over the next year and to recruit over 200 water explorer teams.

Global Action Plan is Ireland's leading environmental charity spearheading education for sustainable development in communities across the country. The programme is part of an international initiative involving 11 countries, and is endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme.

As part of the project, schools have the opportunity to host Water Festivals and will be in the running to receive water workshops from experts as well as win exciting prizes such as digital cameras. From the entries across the nation, the top five schools will be shortlisted to attend an award ceremony in Dublin in 2016 where a national winner will be announced.

Global Action Plan Ireland is an award-winning environmental charity, which delivers environmental behaviour change projects across Ireland.

Source: Press Release


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