Minister Kehoe today (Friday) congratulated students of FCJ Bunclody and St Colman’s National School, Ballindaggin for their participation in the Young Environmentalist Awards 2016. The event represents Ireland’s largest celebration of Youth ECO-Action which promotes conservation and recognises the contribution of young people to the environment.
In congratulating the students on being chosen as finalists in the event, Minister Kehoe praised; ‘The ability of the students from both schools to identity the importance of recycling and water conservation, as key actions which can have a real and lasting positive impact in responding to the challenges of climate change.
‘I was extremely impressed by the projects showcased by these young students from Wexford, which demonstrated creativity and innovation in tackling this difficult challenge.
‘Not content in simply identifying the contribution of these conservation measures, students from both schools demonstrated practical and simple examples of how everyone of us can put their valuable advice into action.
‘As Minister at the Department of Defence, I am fully aware of the consequences that increased competition for scarce resources is having across the World. However the enthusiasm of all the students involved in coming together to tackle the issue is an extremely positive sign. I want to wish them well and encourage them together with their teachers, to continue their interest in conservation and protection of the environment.’