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24/06/2024 Latest News  | In the Community  | Sustainability

Calor Ireland Honoured with Lapwing Award for Transformative Partnership with Cool Planet Group's Rewrite Programme

Calor Ireland is delighted to be awarded the Lapwing Award in recognition of our collaboration with Cool Planet Group’s Rewrite Programme.

The Lapwing Awards, created by SHV Holdings, are to encourage and acknowledge initiatives carried out by SHV’s Family of Companies. ‘Courage to care for generations to come’ is SHV’s commitment to social responsibility with a focus on education. This is carried out through the internal campaign ‘Start from the Heart.’ The criteria for the 2024 Lapwing Awards were that the initiative should be education focused with the goal of the project contributing to local communities.

The Rewrite programme is part of Cool Planet Group, a family of revolutionary companies working with global industry to cool the planet as fast as possible. Rewrite is a digital climate action training programme for school children. The programme engages students from across the country around the topic of climate change and aims to teach students about sustainability and climate change and what they can do to help fix it. To date Calor have sponsored 600 places for the programme in schools close to Calor offices and operational sites. The schools were nominated by Calor employees, allowing us to give back to the communities we are based in. For the coming school year, Calor will support 800 places, with the aim to increase to 1000 places as soon as possible.

Duncan Osborne, CEO, Calor Ireland commented on the award, “At the heart of every business is a local community. Our partnership with Rewrite allows us an invaluable opportunity to educate, inspire and empower young people in our communities on important climate and sustainability issues which affect them through this educational initiative.   We are honoured that the family of SHV have recognised our commitment to educating the next generation on the importance of sustainability and climate change. This programme aligns with SHV’s commitment to caring for generations to come.”

Teachers are provided with the full curriculum and lesson plans for the programme, to make it easy and accessible to teach student. The programme combines self-directed online learning, interactive activities, and offline assignments. Successful completion of the 12 modules will also count towards the Community section of the President’s award. The President’s award is Ireland’s national youth award and is a self-development programme for young people aged 14-25, recognised positively by employers and universities.

Feedback from the schools involved has highlighted that the program content has resulted in higher engagement and interest levels from students.

To find out more about the Rewrite program visit 


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