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Fashion & the Environment: Teachers workshop

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Join us to learn how to teach about fashion and its impact on the environment in a secondary school setting.

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In Ireland, our addiction to new clothes is doing more harm than you may think. Half a tonne of clothing is dumped here every minute, producing over 12 tonnes of carbon emissions – the same as driving 65,000 kilometres in a car. (Source: Oxfam Ireland)

Help your class to take action on climate change, water pollution and over consumption in this simple lesson. Begin a conversation about where their clothes were made and how long they will last.

This online workshop will help you to teach your class about this topic. The accompanying teaching pack contains a presentation and teaching handbook to educate pupils about the impacts of fast fashion on our environment; download this today from www.waterfordcouncil.ie/departments/environment/awareness.htm

The way we make, use and throw away our clothes is unsustainable. Textile production contributes more to climate change than international aviation and shipping combined, consumes lake-sized volumes of fresh water and creates chemical and plastic pollution.

The accompanying teaching guide for secondary school teachers will help to both raise and discuss the issues surrounding fast fashion with pupils. Download this no from www.waterfordcouncil.ie

The most sustainable garment is the one we already own. Repairing, re-wearing, reusing, and renting are preferable to recycling or discarding clothes.

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