Ditch Your Carbon Cup Print
THE group of students behind Charleville CBS Secondary School’s ‘Ditch Your Carbon Cup Print’ project will approach local businesses for sponsorship, which under the C.S.R. (Corporate Social Responsibility) scheme, they may consider donating funds to ensure the success of the ‘Ditch Your Carbon Cup Print’ week.
Businesses can benefit from such sponsorship in a number of ways, such as a recognition and as a public relations exercise, as well as contributing to the education of the students in Charleville (experiential model of learning) and educational initiatives such as Homework Club, CodeBro’s Coding Club, Social and Scientific Project work.
The work is ongoing and the students are relying on the support of the local people in ensuring that their project is a success.
People can help the students in this initiative in a number of ways, such as by participating in the surveys conducted before and during the designated ‘Ditch Your Carbon Cup Print’ week, or by taking a reusable cup for their daily take-out beverage to their favourite coffee/ beverage outlet during the designated week.
They may also buy the new compact, collapsible, totally sealed, reusable cup, the proceeds of which will go to the school for educational initiatives.
Pending the success of this week the students will build on the project and advance it further. The ‘Ditch Your Carbon Cup Print’ week will provide a model which will be presented to the Department of the Environment and the EPA for consideration to be rolled out nationally.
Such a campaign would be established as an annual designated week/fortnight held throughout the towns and villages of Ireland. Charleville C.B.S. will provide schools interested in participating with a ‘DYCCP’ Education Pack, which will enable them to organise, host and evaluate their local ‘Ditch Your Carbon Cup Print’ week.