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20 January 2020

Green-Schools Travel launch the #andshecycles Roadshow

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

In Ireland, fewer than one in 250 girls cycle to school each day. In 2019 Green-Schools worked with teenage girls to develop the #andshecycles campaign to shine a light on the barriers currently reducing the rate of girls choosing to cycle. The greatest success from the campaign launch was that it stirred up many necessary [...]

20 January 2020

The Big Travel Challenge 2020

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

The Green-Schools Travel team is inviting schools to take part in the big TRAVEL CHALLENGE 2019. This year the Travel competition is celebrating six years of successfully encouraging more students to enjoy the benefits of actively travelling to school in the month of February. Walking, cycling or scooting to school can be an opportunity to increase [...]

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. [...]

24 January 2019

SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY | SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY, AN ERASMUS+ PROJECT

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

An Taisce’s Green-Schools Travel programme will partner with Cyclist.ie (Irish Cycling Advocacy Network), to host the EU Erasmus+ Project: Sustainable Mobility, Sustainable Community in Ireland. The three-year project will see 25 students from four European countries collaborate to promote cycling, social inclusion and youth empowerment. Corella, Spain, will host the initial cultural exchange experience [...]

22 January 2019

The Big Travel Challenge 2019

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

The Green-Schools Travel team is inviting schools to take part in the big TRAVEL CHALLENGE 2019. This year the Travel competition is celebrating five years of successfully encouraging more students to enjoy the benefits of actively travelling to school in the month of February. Walking, cycling or scooting to school can be an opportunity to increase physical activity [...]

7 January 2019

A Clean Start to 2019

By |Uncategorized|

Welcome back to the second part of the 2018/19 academic year. The staff here at Green-Schools are well rested after the Christmas break and ready for the new calendar of exciting events and programmes. January often comes with great promise of ‘a fresh start’. We put high expectations on ourselves to be healthier, achieve more [...]

4 January 2019

Milking the System

By |Litter & Waste|

Sometimes we are not always presented with sustainable products and it can seem too daunting to find a perfect solution to our plastic problem. The fear of having to make extra effort and ask more questions to product and service suppliers sometimes blocks us from implementing positive environmental change. Last year, Darrara National School made [...]