Students from five secondary schools attended training in Mallow today to become Green-Schools Water Ambassadors. The training workshops, attended by 16 students from schools in Kerry, Cork and Limerick, focused on providing students with the skills necessary to spread the message of water awareness in their communities. The workshop was organised and facilitated at Springfort [...]
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.
We are excited to announce details of this year's Green-Schools Irish Water Poster Competition. This is the fourth year we have run this competition in partnership with Irish Water. Last year we received in excess of 2,500 entries! Promotional posters have been sent to eligible schools and you can also download versions in English and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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.
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!
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 [...]
At the Green-Schools Water Awards, which took place on Wednesday, May 4th, schools from across Ireland were recognised for reducing their water consumption, raising awareness about water issues and involving their community. The Green-Schools Water programme is operated by An Taisce's Environmental Education Unit and is proudly supported and sponsored by Irish Water. The Green-Schools [...]