Pres Girls ‘Clean Green’ Project Makes Final Of Young Environmentalists Awards

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Aoife Hickey, Lisa Curran, Rebecca Hayes and Ciara O’Mahony of the ‘Clean Green’ project.

A PRESENTATION Tralee group ‘Clean Green’ team have reached the national finals of the Young Environmentalists Awards, which will be held in the Convention Centre on Thursday next, May 23 .

Their group ‘Clean Green’ — consisting of students Aoife Hickey, Lisa Curran, Rebecca Hayes and Ciara O’Mahony — aims to promote the use of natural cleaners in the environment. They have had to present their project to a number of judges through Skype in the Eco Dens round to progress to the final.

The competition entails students to choose an environmental topic to raise awareness of in their local community.

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The girls have discovered that chemical cleaners have a great effect on our fish including problems with reproduction, stunted growth and even death. The chemicals in the fish may still be in the fish we eat and that can cause us to contract food poisoning.

The team are encouraging us to use day to day products in our homes such as bread soda, lemon, olive oil etc. rather than the chemical cleaners.

They have visited primary schools informing students about their project, held an awareness day in Tralee Town where they told people about their project and shared recipes for “natural cleaners”.

The girls have also received the support of a number of local celebrities such as Kerry footballer Shane Enright and Mayor of Kerry Norma Foley.

The students have also created a song called ‘Save the Fish’, which can be seen on their Instagram page  @cleangreenpres or below this story.

There is an award for public choice and the girls are looking for your support by voting; please follow the link to cast your vote by clicking here, enter their registration number 2019-191 to vote for Clean Green.

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