A brand new initiative to raise environmental awareness has just been launched by Sligo Tidy Towns and Sligo Food Trail. It’s a fun activity and colouring sheet for children which will be available in all the Sligo Food Trail restaurants and cafés in Sligo Town.

“Sligo Food Trail is delighted to be involved with this proactive environmental initiative”, said Marie Casserly, Chair Sligo Food Trail, “It’s so important to engage children at an early age and by doing it in an entertaining fashion they understand environmental and green issues easily. It ties in perfectly with Tidy Towns messaging and of course with the Green Flag initiative which is active in so many schools”.

Emer Concannon of Sligo Tidy Towns said “We are very excited to be partnering with Sligo Food Trail and Nooneboy Designs on this initiative. This project is expanding the reach of Sligo Tidy Towns’ “Green Aware” campaign to the younger generation in our endeavours to promote sustainability. This simple and fun project demonstrates the very positive cooperation between Sligo Tidy Towns, Nooneboy and Sligo Food Trail”.

This project evolved from the Sligo Tidy Towns ‘Tote Bag’ designed by Kevin Noone depicting well-known Sligo buildings. The activity sheet includes the iconic ‘Tote Bag’ picture for colouring, as well as a word search and a ‘connection’ puzzle, both aimed at raising awareness of environmental issues such as waste reduction and alternatives to single use items. The puzzles are designed by Brouder Marketing.

The activity and colouring sheets will be available free of charge to all children in Sligo Food Trail cafés and restaurants from mid-June.

Pictured at the launch of the activity and colouring sheet were from left: Kevin Noon (Nooneboy Design), Nola Gibbons (Sligo Tidy Towns), Marie Casserly (Chair Sligo Food Trail), Marie Brouder (Brouder Marketing) and Emer Concannon (Sligo Tidy Towns).