The Greenschool Committee is in the process of obtaining their second flag which is based on the theme of energy.
Top Energy Saving Tips:
- Many people keep their thermostat too high. Check it and if its above 20ºC turn it down. Lowering your thermostat by just 1ºC will knock 10% off your heating bill.
- Much of the heat loss from a house occurs through the windows, particularly if they are single glazed. So keep your curtains closed at night, even in empty rooms and also ensure that the curtains don’t hang over the radiators as that will just funnel all your heat out the window.
- Close room doors to separate heated from unheated areas of your home, and minimise the area you are heating. There is no need to spend money heating rooms nobody is in.
- Turn the lights off when leaving a room.
- Switch appliances off rather than leaving them on standby. This will save up to 20% of your appliances’ energy use.
- Make better use of the timers on your immersion or boiler so you can control when the heating comes on and goes off. This means you have heating and hot water when and where you want it.
Green Schools Committee 2016-2017
Bush Post Primary’s Green code
We, the Green Schools Committee, will endeavour to work together with the staff and students of Bush Post Primary, to reduce litter and waste being sent to landfill, by increasing recycling. It is our mission to raise awareness of the problem areas in the school, highlight the benefits of a greener school and introduce a recycling programme that will achieve this.
Each member of the school community is responsible for the litter and we urge you to take pride in your school.
Let us all make Bush a greener place.
The committee members 2014-2015
Emma McMahon: Science Teacher Coordinator.
Eilish McMahon: 6th Year student, Secretary
Collete Lennon, Teacher.
Amanda McDonnell Teacher
Yvonne Wynne Teacher
Orla Murphy 1st
Kirsten Murray 1st
Kathleen Gorman 1st
Luke Cavanagh 1st
Liam Maguire 1st
Natasha Hanlon 1st
Raven Adams 1st
Chloe finley TY
Laura Houston Ty
Caoimhe Rogers TY
Eiru English 3rd yr
Ciara Fearon TY
Naoimh Butterly TY
Jack Mc Parland 1st
Ryan Gregory 1st
Niamh Hanlon 1st
Maeve White 1st
Cian McKeever 1st
Luke Keenan 1st
Katie McMahon TY
Henry Malone TY
Eilish McSherry TY
The pupils and staff at Bush Post Primary, in the Cooley peninsula, are very excited and busy in the run up to their first Green-flag application 2014. A group of students, ranging from first to sixth year, have formed a committee with the help of their teachers to campaign against litter in the school and make it a greener and more inviting place for everyone. The students have a wealth of ideas gained from their days on the Green-school committees in the local primary schools and are bursting with enthusiasm and energy to re-use this invaluable knowledge and spawn a new era of recycling and composting in the school as well as growing vegetables for use in the Home Economics department, all in the name of sustainability.
The school's Art department has led the way by participating in the innovative recycling competition, Junk Kouture for many years and have achieved huge success.
Nicola Bolton wears 'Electrifying' from Bush Post Primary School, Dundalk, ahead of the 2014 Junk Kouture Grand Final which took place in the O2 Arena, Dublin 2nd May 2014.
Their outfit, along with five other creations in Ireland, was shortlisted for this year's European Recycling Platform's (ERP) Electrical Waste Award. Their outfit comprised of recycled electrical equipment including plugselectrical wires and a lot of hard work!
Their team members Catherine Kane and Claire O'Hanlon were delighted to be invited to partake in photo-call at the Public Relations Agency H&K Strategies, Dublin 2, prior to the Grand Final. ERP are proud to support Junk Kouture for the third year running which is a national competition for second level students in Ireland and Northern Ireland which challenges teenagers to create high-end wearable fashion from everyday junk that would normally be fit for the bin.
Green Schools Flag
Bush Post Primary are delighted to have been awarded their first Green-Schools flag, at an award ceremony in the Helix, DCU, Dublin, on Thursday 21st May. The flag was achieved by the Green-School committee by examining the impact of litter and waste on the environment and exploring practical means for reducing the amount of litter and waste produced by the school.
The committee has worked tirelessly for over two years holding such events as recycling week, competing successfully in Junk Kouture, spring cleans, ensuring all students are knowledgeable of the benefits of recycling and introducing composting. The Green-Schools committee are delighted to have generated a culture of environmental awareness within the school and look forward to obtaining their next flag which concentrates on reducing energy consumption.
The school would like to take this opportunity to thank all students, teachers and County Council members,who helped in this rewarding process.