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17 November 2017

Water Poster Competition 2018

By |Water theme|

We are excited to announce details of this year’s Green-Schools Irish Water Poster Competition. This is the fifth year we have run this competition in partnership with Irish Water. Last year we received in excess of 3,000 entries. Promotional posters have been sent to eligible schools  (schools currently working on, or previously awarded for, the Water [...]

8 November 2017

Celebrate Global Action Days

The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) (which operates Eco-Schools/Green-Schools internationally) is once again inviting everyone around the world to participate in promoting their work through their Global Action Days: a week-long showcasing of the amazing work carried out by FEE members such as Green-Schools in Ireland, which culminates in Global Action Days taking place this [...]

24 October 2017

Climate Action Week – have your say!

Green-Schools would like to thank all of the schools and community groups that made Climate Action Week their business, despite the difficult start to the week due to Storm Ophelia. Many more of you have gotten in touch to say you have Climate Action activities planned this week too, which is fantastic. If you missed [...]

17 October 2017

Register now for The Great Plant Hunt

By |Biodiversity|

We are delighted to invite primary schools working on the Biodiversity theme to participate in ‘The Great Plant Hunt’ as part of the Green-Schools  programme. This is the second year this exciting project has been available across Ireland (check out images and updates from last year's participants here) and we would love for your school [...]

15 October 2017

Teacher training seminars 2017/2018

We're looking forward to the new school year here in the Green-Schools Office! Each year our local authority partners organise seminars to introduce teachers to the new themes they'll be working on this academic year. The seminars will be delivered by Green-Schools staff and will talk you through all aspects of the new themes and [...]

4 October 2017

Water Ambassador Applications now open!

*Deadline extended to Friday, October 20* We are pleased to announce the third year of our Water Ambassador Programme for secondary school students (from schools who are working on, or have already completed, the Water theme). In partnership with Irish Water this free programme will focus on the Green-Schools Water theme. Secondary school students are asked [...]

22 September 2017

Vacancy: Science Education Officer (GLOBE Programme)

The Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce is currently recruited for the position of Science Education Officer with the GLOBE Programme. For further information and to apply please download the job description and application form below. Closing date for applications is October 5th, 2017. Science Education Officer (GLOBE Programme) Application Form (MS Word)

21 September 2017

Share the Green-Schools Infographic

By |Uncategorized|

We've published our infographic of results from the 2016/2017 academic year. You can download copies of it in pdf below - please share with your Green-Schools committee and everyone in your school's community that helped us - and you - achieve these amazing results. Green-Schools Infographic PDF Green-Schools Infographic PDF (split into A4 pages) Don't [...]

6 September 2017

Climate Change Teacher Training & Climate Ambassador Programme

Green-Schools are excited to announce the launch of the brand new Climate Action Programme in partnership with the Department of Climate Action, Communications and Environment. The programme this year includes Climate Change Teacher Training; the Climate Ambassador Programme and Climate Action Week.  Climate Change Teacher Training Join us for a cuppa tea, a slice of [...]

14 August 2017

Academic Year 2017/2018

We're looking forward to getting started on another year of Green-Schools activities soon! In the meantime we have set the dates for applications for the first Green Flag award (Litter & Waste theme) and the deadline for renewal of the Green Flag award (all subsequent themes). Application deadline for Green Flag award (Litter & Waste [...]