John Joe Boles and Clodagh Scott, 10th class, represented their team “Operation Transportation” in the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards Gala and Ceremony which took place yesterday, 13th May 2015 in the Mansion House in Dublin.
Over 300 groups registered this year and 80 projects were invited to the Showcase and Awards ceremony with Special Guests Professor Patrick Mc Keever, Chief of Section, Earth Sciences and Geo-hazard Risk Reduction and Secretary of the IGCP for UNESCO, Cllr Claire Burke, and Minister Sean Sherlock TD Minister of State at Department of Foreign Affairs.
The St. Kilian’s team: Camille Lindlahr, Clodagh Scott, Laura Marie Nolan and John Joe Boles, entered the competition with a project about greener transport options. They surveyed 110 students and looked at the reasons for their modes of transport to and from school and identified key issues students have with their daily commute. The team conducted surveys, carried out video interviews and took photographs of problematic junctions, pedestrian crossings and bike paths to highlight their findings. They also brought their findings to the attention of school management, Dublin Bus and the local councils. Their project was heavily praised by the judges and Clodagh and John Joe proudly accepted a young environmentalist award on behalf of their team. They were presented with the Senior Award for Transport.
Huge congratulations and well done!
Over the summer month Eco-Unesco will host an exhibition of finalist projects in the Dublin City Centre. The exhibition will be open to public and all are invited to visit.