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Turn trash to treasure

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 4:35pm

Cork students are being encouraged to get creative as part of a new environmental awareness initiative.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites Cork’s second level students to enter the Story of Your Stuff competition.

Students are required to tell the story of an everyday item through a visual creative medium of their choice. The work should show the entirety of the chosen item’s life cycle and its impact on our environment.

Colette Ryan from the EPA said: “The Story of Your Stuff competition aims to get young people to think and talk about their environment and to understand where their ‘stuff’ comes from and its environmental burden. As people become more aware of the connectivity between the quality of our environment and how we consume they then become more discerning and sustainable consumers. The decisions we make on a daily basis – what to eat, what to wear, how to travel, how to dispose of items – directly affect our wellbeing, the people around us, and the environment.”

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The winner will receive €500 for themselves and €500 for their school and the deadline for entries is Friday 8 March.

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