Category: Travel theme

Travel theme

Category: Travel theme

19 January 2017

Join the BIG TRAVEL Challenge this February!

By |Uncategorized, Travel theme|

The Green-Schools Travel team is inviting your school to take part in the BIG TRAVEL Challenge this February by promoting a sustainable mode of transport of your choice for 10 days during the month. This is the third year of the BIG TRAVEL Challenge; last year Coláiste Íosagáin, Portarlington won the overall prize and were named [...]

18 January 2017

Vacancy: Coastal Programmes Officer

The Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce is currently recruiting for the following position: Role: Coastal Programmes Officer - Part-Time (4 days a week) Location: Wexford/Waterford/Wicklow – Home Based Closing date for applications: 12pm, 27th January 2017 Download job description Download application form (Word)

15 December 2016

Green-Schools Travel display at Loughrea Library

By |Travel theme|

Nature artist Gordon D’Arcy launched the Green-Schools Travel poster display at Loughrea Library on Tuesday, November 22. Gordon delivered an art workshop on migratory animals to over 30 students from schools working on the Green-Schools Travel theme: Attymon N.S., Kiltullagh N.S., Kiltartan N.S. and Bullaun N.S. Posters on display from the schools depicted sustainable modes of [...]

30 November 2016

Celebration for Galway Walking Bus parents

By |Travel theme|

Parents, teachers and students from nine Galway City and Oranmore schools were invited to a celebration hosted by An Taisce Green-Schools in the G Hotel on Wednesday, November 23. The schools took part in a Green-Schools Travel Maintenance Pilot Project which focused on schools who had previously achieved the coveted Green Flag award for sustainable [...]

15 November 2016

Current vacancies

The Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce is currently seeking candidates for the following two positions: Green-Schools Biodiversity Officer (Maternity Cover) and Green-Schools Officer (Maternity Cover). Download job specifications and application forms (in pdf and word) below. Green-Schools Biodiversity Officer (Maternity Cover) Job specification Application Form (MS Word) Application Form (pdf) Green-Schools Officer (Maternity Cover) [...]

27 October 2016

October Ezine out now!

The Green-Schools October Ezine is out now! News stories this month include updates on the new Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme; the launch of the Learning about Forests (LEAF) programme in Ireland; the forthcoming Eco-Schools National Operator Meeting and more! You can read the ezine here and sign up for future editions on our homepage.

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

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 [...]

5 August 2016

All aboard for Ballybane Community Walking Bus

By |Travel theme|

Last September three parents from Ballybane, Galway decided to start walking their children to school. A few mornings each week they would meet at Ballybane church and walk towards Holy Trinity National school in Mervue. Students chatted, parents got to know each other and there was less congestion outside the school. As the months went [...]