The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is encouraging teachers and children to take climate action with their new Irish language story book which is being launched during Seachtain na Gaeilge 2022. This lively and educational book is aimed at children from junior infants to second class. The book follows Alina, an energy savvy schoolgirl, as she teaches Guzzler, the friendly monster, all about saving energy and taking climate action, as they prepare to throw a party.
Ruth Buggie, Programme Manager, at SEAI, said, “children are at the heart of this book! Guzzler’s Party captures the enthusiasm of a young climate activist Alina. Her fun adventure can teach us all about climate change and the solutions too. We hope readers will enjoy Alina and Guzzler’s adventures and feel empowered to take their own actions!“
Teachers can order a printed edition of the book by emailing email@example.com or borrow a school set from participating local libraries. A PDF version of the book can be downloaded for free here. The book is also available in English.
To celebrate the launch, SEAI is hosting a bi-lingual event on March 15th at Cregan Library from 11am, including:
- A reading of the book (as Gaeilge) with Sadhbh Devlin.
- An art session with the book’s creators Alan Nolan and Lucinda Jacob with Sadhbh Devlin.
Schools can registrate interest to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please note that numbers of participants are limited.)
SEAI also has an Irish and English language book aimed at primary students from 3rd to 6th class called Climate SOS.