Conference Contribution Details
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Laoise Ní Chléirigh
Closing Conference/Ceremony for the AgroCycle Project
‘Coming Full Circle’ - Primary Education and The Circular Economy
The Department of Agriculture, Backweston Campus, Celbridge, Co Kildare.
Oral Presentation
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A review of the AgroCycle Project/AgroCycle Kids exploration of a Circular Economy at the closing meeting of the AgroCycle Project. European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Minister Phil Hogan at the time, praised the AgroCycle Kids programme stating ‘This is a great initiative, a bespoke education programme for primary schools which is developed in Maynooth University, focuses on enhancing awareness of the circular economy and how lifestyle changes can reduce environmental impacts. This is wonderful strategic thinking, and I applaud your foresight. We need more of this integrated approach which bridges the gap between science, technology, and society’ (Minister P.Hogan, March 2019).