UNESCO Overall Winners

21-May-20
UNESCO Overall Winners

UNESCO Winners

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The Green Schools Committee of Davis College have won the UNESCO Young Environmentalists of the Year Competition Senior Category. The results were announced at an online ceremony addressed by former President of Ireland Mary Robinson. The Davis College group undertook to reduce the use of plastic and other non reusable items in the school and at school events. This has seen bottled water being replaced by canned water, the removal of all non renewable plastics and cups in the canteen service. At the Model United Nations Conference all teas and coffees were provided free on condition delegates had reusable cups. Nearly 500,000 litres were dispensed for free as a result. The group worked with Demi Isaac to create a video and engaged with local primary schools in creating an awareness of environmental issues.

The group emerged from 500 original entries and progressed to the last 150 to be announced winners of the senior category as well as winners of their own section. This was a fantastic achievement as many of the committee are first and second years. Well done to everyone involved

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