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1 March 2017

Walk for Water this March

By |Water theme, Global Citizenship|

  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 |Litter & Waste, Energy, Global Citizenship|

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 [...]

26 January 2017

Green-Schools supports Love 30

By |Uncategorized, Travel theme|

An Taisce’s Green-Schools programme has announced its official support for the Love 30 campaign, which calls on all Local Authorities to introduce more 30km/h zones in urban areas, particularly in the vicinity of schools, in town centres, residential estates, and places of public assembly. Through Green-Schools’ work with schools and communities on the programme’s Travel [...]

19 January 2017

Join the BIG TRAVEL Challenge this February!

By |Uncategorized, 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 third year of the BIG TRAVEL Challenge; last year Coláiste Íosagáin, Portarlington won the overall prize and were named [...]

18 January 2017

Vacancy: Coastal Programmes Officer

The Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce is currently recruiting for the following position: Role: Coastal Programmes Officer - Part-Time (4 days a week) Location: Wexford/Waterford/Wicklow – Home Based Closing date for applications: 12pm, 27th January 2017 Download job description Download application form (Word)

20 December 2016

Happy Christmas from Green-Schools

By |Uncategorized|

The Green-Schools office will close on Thursday, December 22nd and reopen on January 3, 2017. All order enquiries sent through the Green-Schools shop during the break will be processed following reopening in January. We would like to wish all of our participating schools: the students, teachers, support staff and members of the wider community a very [...]

15 December 2016

Green-Schools Travel display at Loughrea Library

By |Travel theme|

Nature artist Gordon D’Arcy launched the Green-Schools Travel poster display at Loughrea Library on Tuesday, November 22. Gordon delivered an art workshop on migratory animals to over 30 students from schools working on the Green-Schools Travel theme: Attymon N.S., Kiltullagh N.S., Kiltartan N.S. and Bullaun N.S. Posters on display from the schools depicted sustainable modes of [...]

7 December 2016

First Green-Schools Marine Environment conference

By |Global Citizenship|

Students from 17 schools gathered in Dun Laoghaire on Tuesday, December 6, for the first annual Green-Schools Global Citizenship Marine Environment conference. 370 students and their teachers attended and exhibited their work on marine environment awareness at the conference,. where they heard from a variety of speakers on topics including phytoplankton; overfishing; microbeads; and plastic islands. Two [...]

30 November 2016

Celebration for Galway Walking Bus parents

By |Travel theme|

Parents, teachers and students from nine Galway City and Oranmore schools were invited to a celebration hosted by An Taisce Green-Schools in the G Hotel on Wednesday, November 23. The schools took part in a Green-Schools Travel Maintenance Pilot Project which focused on schools who had previously achieved the coveted Green Flag award for sustainable [...]

22 November 2016

Coveney launches Green-Schools’ Marine Litter Initiative

By |Global Citizenship|

Mr Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, launched the Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme of An Taisce’s Green-Schools Programme on Monday, November 21. Speaking in Crosshaven Co. Cork, at the launch, the Minister described the theme as a ground breaking programme and he called it genuinely "world leading" in terms [...]