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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. [...]

1 July 2019

Springdale National School present ‘SpringCity’

By |Travel theme|

In advance of the Velo City Conference 2019 in Dublin, fifth class students at Springdale National School, Raheny, Dublin had been working behind the scenes with Artist Rhona Byrne and Green-Schools Travel Officer Rebecca Flanagan. Over the past three months the team developed a model of 'SpringCity', which is a sustainable and liveable public space [...]

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 [...]

13 December 2018

Eco-Schools National Operators Meeting 2018

By |Uncategorized|

You might have seen a lot of activity on our social media accounts towards the end of November promoting a very special event in Cork.During three days in November, Green-Schools Ireland played host to the annual Eco-Schools National Operator Meeting 2018. The Green-Schools programme (known globally as Eco-Schools) is operated in Ireland by An Taisce and is the [...]

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 [...]