Are you looking for an English school in Galway that is not just a language school? At GCI, whether it’s learning English online or doing an academic English course, our students get to tackle our diverse curriculum through the use of critical thinking and in-depth conversation lessons which comprises of the countless global issues affecting our world today such as climate change, wildlife conservation, clean energy, human rights and social economic development.
GCI has always strived to be an environmentally-aware school, especially when it comes to creating awareness among our student body on how they can be more eco-friendly in their educational and domestic lives while taking a GCI English course – be it an online English course or in Galway.
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One of the main highlights of the year is our Green Week, during this week a number of workshops are held on how to make eco-friendly cleaning products and how to upcycle and using recycle materials. Another fantastic activity that the students participate in is The Beach Clean-Up project, which involves a group of volunteers cleaning waste from our beaches and coastline.
Here are a few more of our innovative green changes that Galway Cultural Institute have implemented in the building and surroundings over the recent years in our endeavor to be a progressive eco-school. We will continue to put into place incentives for our staff and student be as environmentally friendly as possible.
One of the major green projects that the GCI has taken on is the installment of our eco-lighting system throughout the school. This new future-forward technology uses LEDs instead of florescent bulbs, which reduces energy consumption by 80%. Check the video here.
LED eco light systems are truly better for the environment due to the fact they emit no light pollution, contain no mercury unlike florescent bulbs so they can be recycled safely and emit no UV radiation. This green energy has successfully helped reduce GCI’s carbon footprint, which is something everyone should be endeavoring to do these days.
Another project that has been a rousing success is our installation of filtered water fountains on each floor of the school. Students can avail of this free of charge and are encouraged to use refillable bottles where possible. The school have also introduced our own GCI-GBS aluminum reusable bottles, which students can purchase at reception.