We have been learning about the Global Goals for Sustainable Develpment. These are a set of 17 goals agreed by the United Nations (UN).
These goals aim to to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. We are taking part in the Our World Irish Aid Awards. This competiton aims to raise awareness of the goals.
We took part in a Skype lesson to learn more about the global goals. We learned about a town in Scotland where they successfully banned the use of plastic straws.
We also took part in a Skype lesson about the damage that is being done to the Coral Reefs by pollution.
Inspired by these lessons, we have decided to try and end the use of plastic straws. We have written to over 30 businesses in Balbriggan to ask them to stop selling or serving plastic straws.
We also wrote to Fingal County Council and Balbriggan Tidy Towns.
You can support us by not using single use plastic straws! You can see some pictures by clicking here.