Recently Limericks commitment to better environmental outcomes has been recognised and Limerick has been granted the Green Leaf Award 2020. The programme kicked off with the launch of a ‘Let’s Think About Consumption’ exhibition at the Council Headquarters in Merchants Quay and LCFE were glad to be part of the occasion.
On the night Limerick Mayor, Michael Sheehan spoke of how, “Limerick is synonymous with green in terms of our county colours but now we want to be synonymous with green in terms of what we are doing to tackle climate change… We are national leaders this year and we want to continue to be.”
Limerick College of Further Education has once again endeavoured to be involved in this process. We know we have a part to play in a sustainable future. We feel it is equally as important to start at a local level as at a national level. In the Art & Design department we were happy to get involved.
Following on from the success of the ‘THINK’ campaign, we approached Limerick City and County Council about designing posters to commemorate the Green Leaf 2020 award. It was our way of getting the green message out in the community. It was our way of playing a part.
Using the illustration module as our platform the Advanced Art group used a very hands on approach to creatively represent the key themes of Limericks Green Leaf ambitions for 2020. Seven unique posters were created, all with a very different message but with an overwhelming ‘green’ theme, went on display for the launch in Merchants Quay and they will be used to spread the message in the Green Leaf campaign.
In LCFE we will continue to promote a positive attitude to a greener environment encouraging learners to become aware of the part they play in a sustainable future. Together we will go further.