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26 October 2016

Secondary School Water Forums

By |Water theme|

Water Forums have taken place for secondary schools around the country this past week. Water Forums offer schools working on the Green-Schools Water theme a chance to come together and exchange ideas with the assistance of Green-Schools Officers and a model school who have already achieved the Green Flag award for the Water theme. This [...]

29 September 2016

Vacancy: Learning about Forests Programme Officer

By |Uncategorized|

We are currently seeking a Learning about Forests (LEAF) Programme Officer. The Environmental Education Unit (EEU) of An Taisce is introducing the international Learning About Forests (LEAF) programme to Ireland. The LEAF programme offers a well-defined, measurable model for the delivery of national and international policy and objectives for education and awareness about forests. Closing date is 6th [...]

27 September 2016

Green-Schools and Irish Water launch fourth year of partnership

By |Water theme|

An Taisce’s Green-Schools programme has teamed up with Irish Water for a fourth year to support schools undertaking their Water theme.  The Water theme aims to increase awareness of water conservation among primary and secondary school students. During the last academic year schools in Ireland saved 582 litres of water per person per year: enough [...]

22 September 2016

Green-Schools Ambassador Programme

By |Water theme|

We are pleased to announce details of this year's Green-Schools Ambassador Programme. In partnership with Irish Water this free programme will focus on the Green-Schools Water theme. Secondary school students are asked to apply to become ambassadors and those that are successful will attend a one day workshop in November and a support session in January. [...]

22 September 2016

Download our new infographic!

Download our new infographic and share your great work this year on the Green-Schools programme this year. The infographic is also available in PDF.

21 September 2016

Green Flag Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for the coming academic year are: First Green Flag Award (Litter & Waste theme): Friday, December 2, 2016 Second and subsequent Green Flag Awards (Renewal applications): Friday, March 24, 2017 If you have any issues please contact us for more information!

12 September 2016

Welcome to our new website!

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Hello and welcome to the new-look Green-Schools website. We are excited to launch the new site, which we hope will offer easier access to news, events and resources to help you with the Green-Schools programme. We will also be launching our new application system this month and an online payment form for buying Green Flags [...]

12 September 2016

Join the World’s Largest Lesson!

Green-Schools is calling on all of our schools to take part in the World’s Largest Lesson during the week beginning 18th September 2016 .  In September 2015 World Leaders committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development: 17 goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years. The World's Largest Lesson is a resource for schools [...]