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21 November 2016

November’s top tips for Biodiversity

By |Biodiversity|

There’s no such thing as bad weather; only the wrong clothing! Don’t let the cooler weather put you off getting outside! Just make sure everyone wraps up in warm and waterproof layers, and continue on your journey to learn about the plants and animals in and around your school. Remember that exposure to the natural [...]

15 November 2016

Current vacancies

The Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce is currently seeking candidates for the following two positions: Green-Schools Biodiversity Officer (Maternity Cover) and Green-Schools Officer (Maternity Cover). Download job specifications and application forms (in pdf and word) below. Green-Schools Biodiversity Officer (Maternity Cover) Job specification Application Form (MS Word) Application Form (pdf) Green-Schools Officer (Maternity Cover) [...]

15 November 2016

Munster’s new Water Ambassadors begin training

By |Water theme|

Students from five secondary schools attended training in Mallow today to become Green-Schools Water Ambassadors. The training workshops, attended by 16 students from schools in Kerry, Cork and Limerick, focused on providing students with the skills necessary to spread the message of water awareness in their communities. The workshop was organised and facilitated at Springfort [...]

7 November 2016

Litter & Waste Application Deadline

By |Litter & Waste|

The deadline for schools applying for their first Green Flag award (Litter & Waste theme) is Friday, December 2, 2016. The application form is available online. Before accessing the form you must register with our website's application system, after which you will be able to access the form (in English and Irish) and save your data [...]

27 October 2016

October Ezine out now!

The Green-Schools October Ezine is out now! News stories this month include updates on the new Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme; the launch of the Learning about Forests (LEAF) programme in Ireland; the forthcoming Eco-Schools National Operator Meeting and more! You can read the ezine here and sign up for future editions on our homepage.

27 October 2016

Water Poster Competition 2017

By |Water theme|

We are excited to announce details of this year's Green-Schools Irish Water Poster Competition. This is the fourth year we have run this competition in partnership with Irish Water. Last year we received in excess of 2,500 entries! Promotional posters have been sent to eligible schools and you can also download versions in English and [...]

26 October 2016

Secondary School Water Forums

By |Water theme|

Water Forums have taken place for secondary schools around the country this past week. Water Forums offer schools working on the Green-Schools Water theme a chance to come together and exchange ideas with the assistance of Green-Schools Officers and a model school who have already achieved the Green Flag award for the Water theme. This [...]

29 September 2016

Vacancy: Learning about Forests Programme Officer

By |Uncategorized|

We are currently seeking a Learning about Forests (LEAF) Programme Officer. The Environmental Education Unit (EEU) of An Taisce is introducing the international Learning About Forests (LEAF) programme to Ireland. The LEAF programme offers a well-defined, measurable model for the delivery of national and international policy and objectives for education and awareness about forests. Closing date is 6th [...]

27 September 2016

Green-Schools and Irish Water launch fourth year of partnership

By |Water theme|

An Taisce’s Green-Schools programme has teamed up with Irish Water for a fourth year to support schools undertaking their Water theme.  The Water theme aims to increase awareness of water conservation among primary and secondary school students. During the last academic year schools in Ireland saved 582 litres of water per person per year: enough [...]

22 September 2016

Green-Schools Ambassador Programme

By |Water theme|

We are pleased to announce details of this year's Green-Schools Ambassador Programme. In partnership with Irish Water this free programme will focus on the Green-Schools Water theme. Secondary school students are asked to apply to become ambassadors and those that are successful will attend a one day workshop in November and a support session in January. [...]