Speaking at the awards Eamon Gallen, General Manager at Irish Water said “We are delighted to sponsor the Green-Schools awards and I want to congratulate all the students, teachers and parents for their hard work in achieving an award today.
This is the sixth year that Irish Water has sponsored the Green-Schools Water theme which has now seen 2,316 schools awarded the Green Flag for Water. It really is a credit to everyone that so many students are involved in this fantastic programme. In one year alone schools saved 360 million litres of water which is enough water to supply a town the size of Longford for an entire year or make nearly 3 billion cups of tea!
The Green-Schools programme is coordinated Nationally by An Taisce’s Environmental Education Unit and by the Council locally and is supported and sponsored by Irish Water.