Young Tidy Towns
Over the years we have had strong collaboration with our two schools in the town.
This December two of our Tidy Town volunteers Stephen, Beach Cleaning Coordinator, and Stephanie, Fundraising Officer, gave a presentation to Ms. Magillicuddy's Transition Year class about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an ambitious set of 119 targets as set by the UN to be achieved by 2030. Our Tidy Towns volunteers explained the importance of sustainable development with the class, and afterwards assembled the TY students into groups to discuss methods and means for the local community to establish sustainable development and address economic and social inequalities. At the conclusion of the presentation, the TY students suggested several attainable goals for Cahersiveen to focus on in the future including developing educational walks around the town to focus on biodiversity, and promoting better water management by installing water butts around the town and in the medium to longer term cutting out the use of single use plastic in town.