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President Higgins launches Green-Schools Expo

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 25/02/2016. President Higgins launches Green-Schools Expo Tags: Education And Politics Teachers

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins officially launched the Green-Schools Expo 2016 at the RDS today, Thursday 25th February.

The event, Ireland’s first environmental expo for schools, will attract five thousand visitors from schools across the country.

Organised by Green-Schools, the expo will showcase exhibits across six themed zones by 23 exemplary Green-Schools. The 23 schools applied to exhibit at the Expo and were chosen based on their innovative and inventive approaches to the Green-Schools programme. Projects on display will include a hydroponic farm showing water reuse; briquettes made from recycled paper; puppet shows explaining invasive species; a garden of global friendship and how to use toast as a walk-to-school incentive!

The Expo’s EPA Eco-Talks area will also be a hive of activity on the day with talks on environmental education, sustainability and a panel on careers in the environmental sector. The Oak and Ash zones at the Expo will deliver interactive creative reuse and up-cycling workshops for attendees.

President Higgins will speak in the Eco-Talks area at 12pm.

It is understood that the President will welcome the creativity, innovation and imagination on show at the Expo, and he will speak to the theme of 'imagining alternatives', highlighting that, just as the leaders of the 1916 Rising were able to imagine a different Ireland, in the 21st century we must re-imagine the duties and privileges that come with our freedom and prosperity.

Also speaking at the event is RTÉ broadcaster and Deputy Head of Forecasting in Met Éireann, Evelyn Cusack, who will deliver the closing address at 4.15pm.

The event is free to attend and open to the public from 3.30pm. Find out more at Green-Schools Ireland.

Source: Press Release


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