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Thursday 24 May 2018

Be Green for 2018 with unique calendar

Darragh Burke, Amy McEvoy, Matthew Burke and Darcy Maguire, St. Oliver Plunkett’s NS, Blackrock, ‘August’ winner in the ‘Design a Mascot’ competition pictured receiving their awards from Aisling Sheridan, LCC and Litter Warden Eugene Birch at the launch of the Louth County Council Environmental Awareness Calendar for 2018 held in County Hall
Darragh Burke, Amy McEvoy, Matthew Burke and Darcy Maguire, St. Oliver Plunkett’s NS, Blackrock, ‘August’ winner in the ‘Design a Mascot’ competition pictured receiving their awards from Aisling Sheridan, LCC and Litter Warden Eugene Birch at the launch of the Louth County Council Environmental Awareness Calendar for 2018 held in County Hall

It was a day of celebration in County Hall, at the launch of the Louth County Council Environmental Awareness Calendar for 2018.

Entitled 'Be Green for 2018' the calendar contains lots of useful tips about how to 'Reduce, Reuse and Recycle' in the New Year. It also features the winning posters in the recent 'Design a Mascot' competition, with twelve local schools being featured for each month of the year.

The winning schools included Gaelscoil Dhún Dealgan, Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Kilkerley, Kilsaran NS, Rathcor NS, Scoil Naomh Mhuire, Muchgrange, Greenore, St. Peter's Dromiskin, St. Oliver Plunkett NS, Blackrock, St. Colmcille's NS, Tullydonnell, Togher, and St. Mochta's NS , Louth Village.

Scoil Bhríde, Dunleer, scooped top prize in the competition with 'Solar Panel Sid', which was designed by Lucy Maher. Hot on its heels was the fabulous 'Save the World', created by Lucy Woods of St. Oliver's NS, Carlingford, with the incredible 'Gregory the Green Schools Gorilla', by Eleanor Kane winning third prize overall.

'As usual we were overwhelmed by the standard of entry we received to the competition', according to Aisling Sheridan of Louth County Council. 'When we put the call out to the schoolchildren in Louth to design their idea of a superhero or character, to champion environmental awareness, we had no idea of the response we would receive! As usual we were overwhelmed by the standard of entry and the hardest part was selecting just twelve winners.

Of course, no environmental awareness calendar would be complete without a few tips to encourage waste prevention, so we hope that this calendar will also serve as a subtle reminder, therefore, of how important it is to curtail the waste mountain and preserve the planet for future generations'.

All of the winning artists were awarded prizes on the day.

The Argus

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