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 [...]

7 December 2016

First Green-Schools Marine Environment conference

By |Global Citizenship|

Students from 17 schools gathered in Dun Laoghaire on Tuesday, December 6, for the first annual Green-Schools Global Citizenship Marine Environment conference. 370 students and their teachers attended and exhibited their work on marine environment awareness at the conference,. where they heard from a variety of speakers on topics including phytoplankton; overfishing; microbeads; and plastic islands. Two [...]

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 [...]

22 November 2016

Coveney launches Green-Schools’ Marine Litter Initiative

By |Global Citizenship|

Mr Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, launched the Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme of An Taisce’s Green-Schools Programme on Monday, November 21. Speaking in Crosshaven Co. Cork, at the launch, the Minister described the theme as a ground breaking programme and he called it genuinely "world leading" in terms [...]

21 November 2016

November’s top tips for Biodiversity

By |Biodiversity|

There’s no such thing as bad weather; only the wrong clothing! Don’t let the cooler weather put you off getting outside! Just make sure everyone wraps up in warm and waterproof layers, and continue on your journey to learn about the plants and animals in and around your school. Remember that exposure to the natural [...]

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) [...]

15 November 2016

Munster’s new Water Ambassadors begin training

By |Water theme|

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 [...]

7 November 2016

Litter & Waste Application Deadline

By |Litter & Waste|

The deadline for schools applying for their first Green Flag award (Litter & Waste theme) is Friday, December 2, 2016. The application form is available online. Before accessing the form you must register with our website's application system, after which you will be able to access the form (in English and Irish) and save your data [...]

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.

27 October 2016

Water Poster Competition 2017

By |Water theme|

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 [...]