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13 November 2019

Green-Schools, Global Goals Conference 2019

By |Global Citizenship|

It’s been a busy end of the year in Green-Schools, with heightening activity happening around climate action, sustainable development and environmental awareness. With support from Irish Aid, the much anticipated Global Goals Conference took place on November 12th, at Radisson Blu Little Island, Cork. Much like last years launch, the conference was great success for [...]

8 November 2019

Clean Air Week 2019

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

Clean Air Week will run from Monday, November 18 to Friday, November 22. This week-long event is the newest campaign from the Green-Schools Travel programme and is focused on raising awareness of, and taking action, air pollution at school gates. Following a study carried out in Spring 2019 in partnership with schools and the [...]

16 September 2019

#andshecycles Campaign Launch

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

Just one in every 250 teenage girls cycle to school every day... Green-Schools is finding out why. Green-Schools Travel has been working with teenage girls to develop a campaign that shines a light on barriers that are preventing them from cycling and start some necessary conversations. #andshecycles is a national campaign that wants to help girls [...]

8 September 2019

Vacancies: Green-Schools Officer, Secondary Schools Travel Officer and Travel Officer (Maternity Cover)

By |Uncategorized|

The Environmental Education Unit (EEU) of An Taisce is the national operator of a number of highly successful environmental education and management programmes such as Green-Schools, Blue Flag, National Spring Clean, Clean Coasts and Neat Streets. Green-Schools promotes long-term, whole-school action for the environment. Green-Schools is a student-led programme with involvement from the wider community. [...]

23 July 2018

Summer Blog Series – Balloon releases into the natural environment.

By |Litter & Waste, Global Citizenship|

In one of his later novels, the late author, Terry Pratchett, said “There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.” Unfortunately, it has become evident in recent years, that letting go of balloons can have much more far-reaching and sinister impacts [...]

6 July 2018

Green-Schools Teacher Training Summer Course 2018

By |Uncategorized|

One of the best weeks during the Green-Schools Summer term is the Teacher Training course. Teachers and Green-Schools Coordinators have an opportunity to immerse themselves in a week long workshop programme, which covers each of the Green-Schools An Taisce themes.   Some teachers are new to Green-Schools, taking the course to gain an insight into [...]

5 July 2018

Summer Blog Series – What a drought!

By |Water theme|

School is officially closed for Summer holidays but the Green-Schools team are still very much at work to inspire local changes with global impacts! For the duration of the holidays we will be publishing a wide variety of sustainable tips and news reports as part of a series of Summer blog posts. In light of [...]

3 July 2018

Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2018

By |Global Citizenship|

Green-Schools were delighted to showcase the Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme at the Our Ocean Wealth Summit, an international conference that kicked off the SeaFest festivities in Galway last week. Green-Schools took a stand alongside a wide range of exhibitors showcasing everything marine and maritime themed – from companies developing cutting-edge technologies for renewable energy, [...]

27 June 2018

Green-Schools Travel Annual Report 2017

By |Travel theme|

The latest Green-Schools Travel Annual Report is now available online under our Travel theme. Check out the extensive work carried out by pupils, teaching staff and Travel Officers during 2017, across the Green-Schools Travel theme. The year has seen a significant increase of children and parents travelling to school by means of walking, cycling and scooting which [...]

27 June 2018

Biodiversity in Summer 

By |Biodiversity|

Summer has arrived. This is a truly exciting time to be outdoors. Blossoms are everywhere; from the ground to the tree-tops. There is a constant stream of insects flying by; from the buzz of all sorts of bees, top the flutter and glide of butterflies, dragonflies and other insect species as they search for food [...]