St Brigid’s National School Stillorgan actively promote positive environmental action and are delighted to launch the Gum Litter Taskforce campaign. In this academic year, St Brigid’s Green-Schools Committee focused on waste prevention. Through hard work and dedication they reduced the volume of waste in the school’s residual (black) bin by 50%. Amanda McHugh, Green-School Coordinator and Deputy Principal, said:
We are delighted to be involved in the launch of the Gum Litter Taskforce Campaign. The Green Schools Committee have put in an amazing amount of effort and dedication to reducing litter & waste, and raising awareness throughout the school and community. Our Green Code, a clean school is green school, is a great moto that we can all follow in highlighting litter awareness.
St Brigid’s focus on reducing lunchbox waste, elimination of litter blackspot on school grounds, litter picking in the community, and positive environmental events throughout the school year, is a leading example of how we can all raise awareness and protect our environment in a fun, vibrant, and inclusive way.
Members of the GLT include representatives of the chewing gum industry, Department of Climate Action, Communications and Environment, Food and Drink Industry Ireland and local authority representatives. The present cycle of the GLT campaign is the fourth to take place, with previous campaign cycles running between 2007-2009, 2012-2014 and 2015-2017. The 2018 – 2020 has been rolled over to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions.