Foundation hosts Eco-Schools event

Foundation hosts Eco-Schools event

  • Annual Eco-Schools event held in partnership with Wigan Council & Mitsubishi Electric

  • More than 200 attended Eco-Schools Conference

  • Event aims to increase awareness of environmental issues & importance of energy saving

More than 200 local youngsters and teachers from local schools have attended the Wigan Eco-Schools Conference designed to increase their awareness of environmental issues and the importance of energy saving.

Hosted by the Wigan Warriors Community Foundation in partnership with Mitsubishi Electric’s Learning Curve initiative, the annual Eco-Schools event is organised under the auspices of Wigan Borough Council.

Schools from throughout the Borough attended the Warrior’s Central Park facility to listen to a range of talks on environmental issues – such as achieving a plastics-free school, upcycling, and Fur Clemt - a pay as you feel community cafe based at Central Park, alongside attending a number of workshops and market stalls.

The Mayor of Wigan, Councillor Sue Greensmith, opened the Eco-Schools event.

Mike Wearden, Manager of the Community Foundation, said, “We are delighted to host the Eco-Schools event, in partnership with our headline partners Mitsubishi Electric, to promote environmental awareness and energy saving in our local community.”

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