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13 September 2019

Climate Action Teacher Training

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The Green-Schools Climate Action Team are taking its newest Junior Cycle resource on tour! Join us in Tipperary, Dublin, Waterford or Sligo for a 2-hour workshop specifically for secondary school teachers. We will take you through some of the activities in the 40-page resource, including a round of the popular game Cards Against Climate Change, [...]

27 August 2019

Green-Schools Seminars 2019/2020

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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 [...]

23 August 2019

Green-Schools 2019/2020

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Welcome back to the new school year! We hope that all of teachers, students and support staff enjoyed the summer break and have returned refreshed and ready for a new school year. The two main deadlines for Green-Schools this year are: Friday, November 29, 2019: Deadline for all schools applying for the first Green Flag [...]

8 August 2019

Vacancy: Green-Schools Research and Development Officer

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The Envrironmental 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 programme encompasses the core themes within Green-Schools and promotes long-term, whole-school action for the environment. Green-Schools is [...]

2 July 2019

Green-Schools welcomes Erasmus+ delegation to Dublin

By |Travel theme|

The Green-Schools Programme welcomed groups from Spain, Lithuania and Denmark to Dublin last week to celebrate Bike Week and Velo-City 2019. As part of an Erasmus+ Project: Sustainable Mobility, Sustainable Communities, Green-Schools - partnered with Cyclist.ie (Irish Cycling Advocacy Network) - is taking part in a three-year project which will see 25 students from four [...]

21 June 2019

Kildare SeaKeepers explore Dublin coast

By |Global Citizenship|

Students from St Brigid’s National School, Ticknevin, Co. Kildare took part in a beach exploration workshop at Portmarnock beach hosted by Green-Schools on Tuesday, June 18. The school is one of ten that recently took part in the SeaKeepers Project, a new initiative of the Green-Schools Marine Environment theme, which provides primary school teachers with [...]

12 June 2019

MyWaste.ie and Green-Schools Partnership Launched

By |Litter & Waste|

Minister Richard Bruton launched the partnership between MyWaste.ie and the Green-Schools programme at Our Lady of Consolation National School, Donnycarney on Monday, June 10. While visiting the school Minister Bruton also raised its first Green Flag, which was awarded to the school for their work on the theme of Litter & Waste. MyWaste.ie is Ireland’s [...]

5 June 2019

New Air Quality Toolkits Launched

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Today, June 5, is World Environment Day. Celebrated every year, World Environment Day is the United Nations’ biggest annual event for positive environmental action to encourage worldwide awareness of the need to protect our planet. The theme of World Environment Day 2019 is #BeatAirPollution, calling on governments, industry, communities and individuals to take action to [...]

15 May 2019

Thousands of students celebrate National WOW Day

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Monday, May 13: National WOW Day, the midpoint of Green-Schools National Walk to School Week, will be celebrated in schools across the country today. Walk to School Week is the annual celebration of sustainability on the school run. At a time when climate change has entered the national conversation through student action, children have been [...]

14 May 2019

Teacher Training Summer Courses: Dublin, Meath & Online

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Dublin Course Outline: Green-Schools and the Global Goals This year we have updated the Green-Schools Teacher Training Course to include the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The course will help participants to understand the Global Goals and the link between them and the Green-Schools programme.  The course covers all themes of the programme and provides [...]