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Global Citizenship

 

Global Citizenship means that as citizens of the world, we have responsibilities to each other and to the Earth itself. Whether through sharing knowledge, volunteerism, advocacy or philanthropy, everyone, including young people, can make a difference.

 

Global Citizenship Facts and Figures

There were 419,733 non-Irish nationals living in Ireland in April 2006, there are probably more now!

52,500 of these were children under the age of 14.

75,687 of these were children and young adults aged between 15 and 24

283,471 of these are EU citizens, representing 25 countries in the EU15

20% of the global population own 80% of the global wealth

Climate Change seems to affect the less developed parts of the world first

The developed world is mainly responsible for the change in climate.

 

Global Citizenship – Litter & Waste is the sixth theme of the Green-Schools Programme.

 

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A message from our Green Schools Committee!

 

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Nagle-Rice Primary School is now working on our sixth Green Flag. Our current theme is Global Citizenship Litter and Waste. The overall aim of the Global Citizenship Litter & Waste theme is to raise awareness on how looking after our environment aids people all over the world

Students will learn about sustainable development and will be enabled to examine the world’s interdependency and development in a critical manner in order to create real change by acting locally and effecting a more equitable, just and sustainable world for all.

With this in mind, one of our first actions is to reduce the amount of rubbish we send to landfill. To achieve this aim we are asking that each child bring home their lunch waste. Ideally each child should bring a lunch that includes as many items as possible that can be eaten, reused, recycled, or composted and as few items as possible that must be brought home and thrown away. Waste-free lunches save money and also promote healthy eating. The following are some suggestions that might help:

Thank you for your support.

Nagle-Rice Green School Committee