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“THINK” Green at LCFE

05/Jan/2019

We need to instill in people a sense of personal pride and how each and every one of us has a responsibility to look out for our environment.   LCFE wants to implement a better, cleaner, greener environment and the AD2, Art & Design group were asked to help in promoting this message to the rest of the college. We wanted to raise awareness and promote a greener alternative for our college community.

The group underwent a survey in the college and from the information gathered, they decided to focus their campaign on recycling and of the increased use of single use throw away items such as coffee cups and plastic drink bottles.

At regular intervals the design group equipped with high viz vests, gloves and a smile, collected from the bins around the college. Many coffee cups were found in the recycling bins which indicates that people are still unaware that these items are not recyclable.

The installation is made entirely from recycled material. The aim was simple, we wanted to make people ‘THINK’. Think about the environment, think about their use of throw away items, think about recycling.

Washed out coffee cups were used to reinforce the 3D ‘Think’ letters, which were again used from recycling cardboard. All the bottles that were collected were washed out, cut up, melted down, spray painted and used to create flowers. The posters were designed to be printed in black and white so as not to run down our colour inks and they were mounted on recycled card. Each poster gives a quote or fact that the learner thought relevant to share.  We hope our installation makes people think about a greener environment.

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This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.