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20 December 2019

Vacancy: GLOBE Science Education Officer

By |Uncategorized|

The Environmental Education Unit (EEU) of An Taisce is the national operator of a number of highly successful environmental education and management programmes such as Green-Schools, Blue Flag, National Spring Clean, Clean Coasts, Neat Streets and GLOBE. GLOBE is an international science and education programme that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity [...]

25 November 2019

Green-Schools and November Climate Strike

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Following the national and international Climate Strikes in September, the Green-Schools programme has been heartened and encouraged by a significant increase in student awareness and participation in climate issues. This has been particularly the case in Green-Schools initiatives like the Water Ambassador Programme and the Climate Ambassador Programme.  Both of these programmes have large numbers [...]

31 October 2019

Green-Schools Irish Water Poster Competition 2020

By |Water theme|

We are pleased to announce our seventh annual Green-Schools Irish Water Poster Competition! This year's competition's theme is Let's Take Climate Action for Water, which aligns with the theme for World Water Day 2020: Water & Climate Change. This year we have added a new Secondary Schools Video Category, and we're asking individuals or groups [...]

21 October 2019

Mayo Students Have Climate Hope

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Thursday, October 17: Students from five primary schools and one secondary school gathered in the stunning Visitor Centre of Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park as part of Green-Schools' Climate Action Week, the third annual weeklong celebration of climate solutions in schools across Ireland. Climate Action Week is all about encouraging students, teachers and the wider [...]

21 October 2019

Secondary students assemble to save our seas

By |Global Citizenship|

Students from Irish and Northern Irish secondary schools spent Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, October 15 and 16, learning about our seas and oceans at two Green-Schools events in Meath and Dublin as part of Climate Action Week. On Tuesday, Ireland’s first Ocean Assembly for secondary students was held in Ashbourne Community College and [...]

14 October 2019

Climate Action Week launched by students at 2040 screening

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Monday, October 14: Students from seven Dublin secondary schools gathered in the IFI Cinema today to launch Green-Schools' Climate Action Week, the third annual weeklong celebration of climate solutions in schools across Ireland. During Climate Action Week, Green-Schools hope to encourage students, teachers and the wider community to have climate conversations and get involved in [...]

11 October 2019

Things to do for Climate Action Week 2019

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It's Climate Action Week next week! Every Green-Schools theme helps to either mitigate or adapt to climate change in some way and here's some ideas on how your school can get involved... Litter & Waste Zero Waste Lunch Create posters, deliver intercom announcements and present sustainable alternatives to single use plastic at your school assembly [...]

2 October 2019

Vacancies: Green-Schools Travel Officer, Communications Officer & Environmental Education and Administration Officer

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The Environmental Education Unit (EEU) of An Taisce is the national operator of a number of highly successful environmental education and management programmes such as Green-Schools, Blue Flag, National Spring Clean, Clean Coasts and Neat Streets. The Green-Schools Travel programme operates on a national basis and encourages sustainable travel to school and is the largest programme operated [...]

23 September 2019

#AndSheCycles Video and Six Weeks of Giveaways Launched

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

We're very excited to share our campaign video for the #andshecycles campaign: Captioned version: About #andshecycles In Ireland, fewer than one in 250 girls cycle to school each day. Green-Schools launched its latest campaign ‘#andshecycles’ on Thursday September 19, in the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. #andshecycles focuses on encouraging young [...]

22 September 2019

Green-Schools Seminars 2019/2020

Welcome back to the new Green-Schools year! Every year, in partnership with local authorities, we host seminars for teachers in locations across the country. These one-hour seminars are focused on introducing teachers to new Green-Schools themes and are a great place to meet Green-Schools and local authority staff; get information on the theme you're beginning [...]