Green Schools

Our Common World

This world is our common home.  We work together to protect it.  In our school we have been working on caring for our environment for a long time.  We bring this message home so we can continue these good habits in our homes and in our community.

How can we do this?  Well it’s all about change.  We have changed our attitudes and habits.  We have taken action and got results.  It’s not that easy and it can be tough at times.  We are depending on all of you and your families to help us.

At school we keep our grounds litter free.  We save energy by turning off lights and taps and using less.  We compost and reduce our waste.  We have an art bank for junk.  We do “Walk on Wednesdays” to encourage all to walk or car-pool.  This reduces pollution from cars.  We have cycle safety training.  Maybe when you are grown you might be living in cities where they do the “Bike Scheme” where you can borrow a bike to cycle.   This helps climate change.

We celebrate Tree Day and learn about Biodiversity and the benefits of planting trees to improve the air we breathe.

Our actions in the past have caused climate change and we need to try and slow it down.

The earth is our common home.   It belongs to all of us, you, me, our brothers and sisters in Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Antarctica.  We are the caretakers of the earth.  Our job is to mind and protect it so it will be in good shape for the future.

If the earth were a ball that we could hold in our hands we would look at it and admire its seas and oceans, its mountains and valleys, its land and sea creatures, its trees and vegetation.

We would marvel at the thin layer of gas surrounding it and protect it.

There is only one earth we must keep it safe.

Let us as a school and as a community and as a citizen of Ireland and the world do all in our power to protect this beautiful one and only earth that God has given to us to share.

Let us continue on our green journey here as we come to realise that our small actions matter and can go a long way to improving and protecting the big world we live in.

It is “Our Common Home”

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