16 June 2011

Minister Presents St Joseph's College with ECO UNESCO Award

Local Minister Frances Fitzgerald presented an ECO UNESCO Young Environmentalist award to pupils in Lucan.

"I was delighted to open the ceremony for the ECO UNESCO Young Environmentalist awards in the Mansion House and pleased to see my own area represented among the winners," said Frances Fitzgerald who is the Minister for Children.

"Students from Lucan’s St Joseph’s College were presented with an award in recognition of their efforts to make Ireland a greener country. The Young Environmentalist awards are a great way of creating awareness of the need to be more environmentally friendly and as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs I look forward to supporting this initiative," concluded Frances Fitzgerald.

ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards is an all-Ireland environmental awards programme that recognises and rewards young people who raise environmental awareness and improve the environment.