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24 April 2017

Getting to the Green Flag awards

By |Uncategorized|

Congratulations to the hundreds of schools around the country who received their Green Flag award notification - we can't wait to meet you at our award ceremonies in May. This year Green-Schools are hosting 18 ceremonies in eight locations around Ireland for 4,000 attendees! If you are travelling to a ceremony we would ask you [...]

7 April 2017

Vacancy: Green-Schools Climate Action Officer

By |Uncategorized|

The Environmental Education Unit (EEU) of An Taisce operates a number of highly successful national and international environmental education and management programmes such as Green-Schools, Blue Flag, National Spring Clean, Clean Coasts and Learning about Forests. Green-Schools is now co-ordinating a National Climate Action & Awareness Programme which will involve raising awareness about the issue [...]

3 April 2017

Free Halfords Gear-UP Workshops

By |Travel theme|

Green-Schools is delighted to be teaming up with Halfords once again to roll out their Gear-UP workshops to schools who are currently taking part in the Travel theme or have been awarded the Green Flag for Travel. These workshops will complement the activities your Green-Schools Travel Officer does with your school and will allow students to [...]

21 March 2017

Guide to the online application forms

A few tips when completing the online forms: Press 'save for later' whenever you want to leave the form, not after each step The Submit button is final: after pressing submit you will no longer be able to access your form Following submission an email is sent automatically to you from gsapplications@eeu.antaisce.org with [...]

9 March 2017

National Scoot to School Week 2017

By |Travel theme|

Our annual scooting-to-school celebration is back! Now in its third year, National Scoot to School Week takes place from March 20th to 24th with the main event, National S.O.W. Day (Scoot on Wednesdays / Weekdays), on March 22nd. We're asking students to jump aboard their scooters to enjoy the benefits of fresh air and activity on the [...]

8 March 2017

The Green-Schools Shop is open!

We are happy to announce that our shop is open. Schools can now purchase Green Flags and our new pennants online. Purchasing a Green Flag or pennant is a two-step process: Complete the form in our shop with your request to purchase a flag or pennant Following approval by Green-Schools you will be sent a [...]

6 March 2017

Bike Week Logo Competition

Green-Schools is pleased to invite secondary schools* to take part in the Bike Week Logo Competition. This logo competition is being run in partnership with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and the Smarter Travel Campus programme. The aim of the competition is for individual students to design a logo which best illustrates the theme: [...]

2 March 2017

Summer Teacher Training Course

We are now accepting registrations for this summer's Green-Schools Approved Teacher Training Course. The course runs from July 3rd - 7th in the Green-Schools office in Dublin 8. The course is €50 to attend (including lunch each day) and attendees qualify for three EPV days following completion. To get more information or register to attend [...]

1 March 2017

Walk for Water this March

By |Global Citizenship, Water theme|

  Wednesday March 22 is World Water Day. World Water Day is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home. You will already be familiar with the Sustainable Development Goals (aka Global Goals), launched in 2015, which include [...]

27 January 2017

Ireland 2040 Poster Competition

By |Energy, Global Citizenship, Litter & Waste|

Green-Schools across Ireland* are invited to take part in the Green-Schools ‘Ireland 2040 – Our Plan’ Poster Competition which is being run in partnership with the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. This competition is a great way for students to engage in Step 6: ‘Informing and Involving’ the whole school in your Green-Schools [...]