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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 [...]

14 December 2017

Limerick hosts two days of Green-Schools Marine Environment Conferences

By |Global Citizenship|

Students from 15 schools celebrated Ireland's marine environment and drove awareness of the challenges it faces at two recent Green-Schools Marine Environment Conferences in Limerick on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 5 and 6. Picking up where this year's Late Late Toy Show left off, 455 students and teachers who have been working on the Green-Schools Marine Environment [...]

8 November 2017

Celebrate Global Action Days

The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) (which operates Eco-Schools/Green-Schools internationally) is once again inviting everyone around the world to participate in promoting their work through their Global Action Days: a week-long showcasing of the amazing work carried out by FEE members such as Green-Schools in Ireland, which culminates in Global Action Days taking place this [...]

24 October 2017

Climate Action Week – have your say!

Green-Schools would like to thank all of the schools and community groups that made Climate Action Week their business, despite the difficult start to the week due to Storm Ophelia. Many more of you have gotten in touch to say you have Climate Action activities planned this week too, which is fantastic. If you missed [...]

17 October 2017

Register now for The Great Plant Hunt

By |Biodiversity|

We are delighted to invite primary schools working on the Biodiversity theme to participate in ‘The Great Plant Hunt’ as part of the Green-Schools  programme. This is the second year this exciting project has been available across Ireland (check out images and updates from last year's participants here) and we would love for your school [...]

15 October 2017

Teacher training seminars 2017/2018

We're looking forward to the new school year here in the Green-Schools Office! Each year our local authority partners organise seminars to introduce teachers to the new themes they'll be working on this academic year. The seminars will be delivered by Green-Schools staff and will talk you through all aspects of the new themes and [...]

4 October 2017

Water Ambassador Applications now open!

*Deadline extended to Friday, October 20* We are pleased to announce the third year of our Water Ambassador Programme for secondary school students (from schools who are working on, or have already completed, the Water theme). In partnership with Irish Water this free programme will focus on the Green-Schools Water theme. Secondary school students are asked [...]