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11 April 2019

St. Peter’s NS win Ireland’s Travel School of the Year

By |Travel theme|

Thursday, April 11 2019: St. Peter’s National School from Dromiskin in Louth was today named ‘Ireland’s Travel School of the Year’ at a ceremony in Dublin Zoo. Green-Schools presented the school with their award at the event honouring the winners of this year’s Green-Schools Big Travel Challenge 2019. Ten other schools were also awarded on the day for their efforts promoting sustainable and [...]

27 March 2019

Climate Action Teacher Resource launched

By |Uncategorized|

Wednesday, March 27: The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D. announced that a new Climate Action teacher resource will be available to all post primary schools from today. Announcing the new resource, Minister Bruton said, “This resource, developed by the Green-Schools team, will help ‘bring climate action into the classroom’, providing [...]

26 March 2019

I’VE GOT THE POWER! Eco-Schools Video Campaign

By |Uncategorized|

In 2019, Eco-Schools celebrates 25 years of excellence in the field of Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development. This campaign aims to involve each and every actor within the Eco-Schools global network – students, teachers, school and University administration, school staff, volunteers, other organisations, and our institutional and corporate partners – to voice a [...]

13 March 2019

Report from Ocean Youth Summit 2018

By |Water theme|

Hi, I’m Don Crowley, an 18-year old-student in Newpark Comprehensive school in Blackrock. From the age of 13 I have been very involved in the Green-Schools programme and I have a strong interest in taking action against all issues our planet is facing. In the middle of Summer 2018 I got an email from my [...]

3 March 2019

SeaKeepers Project makes a splash!

By |Water theme, Biodiversity, Global Citizenship|

The Green-Schools Team is delighted to launch our latest initiative: SeaKeepers. The Green-Schools SeaKeepers Project is a new pilot we are currently running with a selection of schools working on the Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme. We are especially excited to launch this new project on World Wildlife Day 2019, whose theme this year is  [...]

7 February 2019

Marine Planning Poster Competition Launched

By |Uncategorized|

The Green-Schools Programme is excited to launch its newest poster competition: the Green-Schools Marine Spatial Planning Competition 'Our Seas Our Future' 2019. The competition is open to schools who are currently working on, or have been awarded the Green Flag for, the Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme. This is the first year of the competition [...]

30 January 2019

Green-Schools Marine Environment Conference 2019

By |Uncategorized|

Our third annual Green-Schools Marine Environment Conference began in Galway on Tuesday, January 29th. Taking place over two days in Salthill, the conference is supported by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. 21 schools attended the conference which focuses on our marine environment and the threatening effects pollution is having on biodiversity. In [...]

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 [...]

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.