The Education Unit is currently running a new anti-litter
programme for Secondary Schools called Neat Streets. This is the first year of
the programme and it is currently in a pilot phase with 20 schools currently
taking part across the Leinster region.
Neat Streets is linked to the Green-Schools programme and
involves students working with their communities to develop initiatives to
tackle litter in their local areas. Neat Streets encourages schools to
initially assess and measure litter levels and policy within the school and
then to engage the wider community in implementing a litter management plan.
The programme is designed to facilitate and develop
leadership, project management, citizenship and communication skills among
students; through the design and implementation of an anti-litter campaign.
Participating schools are already making great progress and
developing new and effective ways to tackle litter in their schools, such as;
identifying and tackling litter black spot areas, using ICT for litter
awareness, producing their own anti-litter websites etc.
To find out more about Neat Streets and learn what schools
are doing visit www.neatstreets.org
The Neat Streets pilot programme is supported by the Wrigley