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20 March 2018

Send us your SOW numbers!

By |Travel theme|

Scoot to School Week may be over for another year but we're still looking for your SOW numbers! Win Micro Scooters This year we’re pleased to announce that Micro Scooters have given us scooting goodies to share with schools. By returning your school’s numbers for National SOW Day you will be entered into a draw to win [...]

28 February 2018

Water Poster Competition 2018

By |Water theme|

**DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, MARCH 9TH, 2018** 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 [...]

28 February 2018

Office closed: February 28th – March 2nd

By |Uncategorized|

The Green-Schools Office is closed for the remainder of this week (Wednesday - Friday, Feb 28th - March 2nd), due to weather warnings. We are available by email and on our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook). We will keep this post updated and hope to be open again as soon as possible. Thank you for [...]

12 February 2018

Vacancy: Communications Officer (Green-Schools / Maternity Cover)

By |Uncategorized|

About Us The Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce is responsible for developing and operating some of Ireland’s most popular and successful environmental and sustainability programmes. It is the National Operator for many international environmental education programmes of FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education), including the Blue Flag Award for Beaches and Marinas and Green-Schools, the international environmental [...]

8 February 2018

Office closed: Friday, 9th February

By |Uncategorized|

The Green-Schools Office will close on Friday, 9th February 2018 to facilitate essential works. Staff will be available by email and the office will reopen on Monday, February 12th as normal. Thank you for your patience.

5 February 2018

Meet the Green-Schools Expo Speakers!

By |Uncategorized|

The Green-Schools Expo is a little over a fortnight away and we can't wait! This year's Expo will feature an expanded EPA Eco-Talks zone, with 19 speakers spread across our four time-slots. We're thrilled to have such a great selection of amazing speakers, from lots of different areas connected to climate change, sustainability, our environment [...]

1 February 2018

Renewal Application Deadline and Online Forms

Friday, March 16th is the deadline for schools to apply to renew the Green Flag award under our various themes. If you are unsure if your school is due to renew please contact us as soon as possible to find out, to avoid a delay. Before submitting your application form you must arrange a renewal [...]

22 January 2018

The BIG TRAVEL CHALLENGE is back!

By |Travel theme|

The Green-Schools Travel team is inviting your school to take part in the BIG TRAVEL Challenge this February by promoting a sustainable mode of transport of your choice for 10 days during the month. This is the fourth year of the BIG TRAVEL Challenge; last year Scoil Ghobnatan, Mallow, Co. Cork won the overall prize and were named Ireland’s [...]

4 January 2018

Our New Year ‘Bike to School’ tips

By |Travel theme|

As many of us already know, cycling is a great form of exercise; an efficient form of travel; and a useful way to wake up and gear up for the day ahead. If you received a new bike for Christmas or have set a resolution to cycle to school this year, beginning to cycle for [...]

21 December 2017

Happy Christmas (and our opening hours)!

The Green-Schools team would like to wish you and yours a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Our offices close on Friday, December 22nd and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd at 9.15am. We're looking forward to 2018 and working with the amazing students and teachers who have made the past year so [...]