Join students and secondary schools across Ireland taking action to improve their local environments. Be a leader and take responsibility and ownership for litter and waste while learning new skills and getting involved in a national campaign with international consequences!
Through An Taisce’s Neat Streets programme students are coming up with creative ideas and taking original, innovative and effective actions to reduce litter and waste in their schools and communities; while learning leadership, project management, citizenship and communication skills.
Neat Streets is student led and there’s lots of supports and resources like grants, materials, conferences and school visits to help schools develop their campaigns. Students and schools will be recognised for their efforts and achievements.
Each school will develop a Neat Streets model that best suits its own circumstances, as schools will identify different priorities and set specific targets following initial investigations. Participating students should be given flexibility to design a project they feel will be most effective in reaching their schoolmates and also engaging the wider community, with novel and creative ideas encouraged.
An Taisce provides ongoing support, training and advice for participating schools.
Schools also develop their own expertise and exchange information and experiences