One of the biggest sources of our power as individuals is our consumer power. We choose how to spend our money and if enough of us choose sustainability, corporations will respond. We can speak their language.
Lily Joy, Newtown School
This Project had its inaugural year in 2019 working with community groups, youth groups, corporations and students looking at the critical role that the European Union has played in the fight against climate change. These interactive workshops were held around Waterford City and County. It is amazing to see how much the people of Waterford want to help combat global warming and the willingness to make changes in their lives.
Waterford Global Schools just completed its 18th year providing a peer teaching and learning programme to Transition Year Students from Waterford, Tramore, Enniscorthy and Clonmel. This year’s Programme, which focused on Ethical Fashion, worked with nearly 200 TY Students and approximately 1000 Primary Students. During a week-long training event, TYs learn about and explore the Sustainable Development Goals, the impact that our actions have at both a local and global level and how to embrace active global citizenship as a way of life. We continue to be amazed by the intelligence, empathy and hard work that our Transition Year Students show us every year. The future looks bright when you look at these students.
We also develop resources to help people (from schools to community settings) take positive action to help sustainability . Here are some written by staff and a few that we just think are so good, that we had to share
Educating Post Primary Students on Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production and Climate Change