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1 October 2020

National Tree Day

2020-10-01T10:26:38+00:00By |Biodiversity|

Today, October 1st is National Tree Day and to celebrate Green-Schools are encouraging schools to get involved in various initiatives from planting trees to learning about their important role in our ecosystem. Forests and woodlands host rich habitats for most of the biodiversity on our planet and in terms of climate change mitigation they [...]

29 September 2020

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

2020-09-30T16:36:19+00:00By |Biodiversity, Litter & Waste, Global Citizenship Litter and Waste, Global Citizenship Biodiversity and Food|

September 29th marks the first ever United Nations observed International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, and on this day Green-Schools will celebrate the launch of its tenth and newest Green Flag; Global Citizenship Food and Biodiversity. Food loss and waste is occurring in many of the wealthier countries worldwide, and at [...]

24 September 2020

Introducing Global Citizenship Food and Biodiversity

2020-09-30T16:37:13+00:00By |Biodiversity, Global Citizenship Biodiversity and Food|

Green-Schools are delighted to be announced as an Awardee of the Rethink Ireland Innovate Together Fund. Our latest theme, Global Citizenship Food and Biodiversity is the tenth theme to be added to the Green-Schools programme. The theme is proudly supported by the Rethink Ireland’s Innovate Together Fund, following Green-Schools being one of the 51 [...]

19 May 2020

International Day for Biological Diversity Friday, 22 May

2020-08-28T10:17:24+00:00By |Biodiversity|

We are all spending a lot more time at home, working, learning and playing all within our 2-5km zones. Green-Schools students, more than ever, are spending more time outdoors connecting with nature. With fewer cars on the roads and planes in the air we have a better chance of hearing birds singing, bees buzzing and [...]

25 April 2020

The Great Plant Hunt project 2019-2020

2020-08-28T10:17:24+00:00By |Biodiversity|

To celebrate the end of the fifth year of The Great Plant Hunt project we have picked out some of the best moments, pictures and stories from each year. This project was an initiative of Toyota Europe and FEE and supported our Biodiversity schools to learn more about the wildlife around them. With about 450 schools and over 70,000 students [...]

16 February 2020

Investigate Forests – Green-Schools launches new project together with LEAF

2020-08-28T10:17:25+00:00By |Biodiversity|

Investigate Forests is an exciting new project that allows students to learn about the importance of trees and forests. 100 schools around the country, who are working on the Biodiversity theme have signed up to take part this year. The project is being run jointly by LEAF (Learning About Forests) and Green Schools and is supported by [...]

22 September 2019

Green-Schools Seminars 2019/2020

2020-08-28T10:17:26+00:00By |Uncategorized, Travel theme, Water theme, Biodiversity, Litter & Waste, Energy, Global Citizenship Litter and Waste, Global Citizenship Energy, Global Citizenship Marine Environment, Global Citizenship Travel, Global Citizenship Biodiversity and Food|

Welcome back to the new Green-Schools year! Every year, in partnership with local authorities, we host seminars for teachers in locations across the country. These one-hour seminars are focused on introducing teachers to new Green-Schools themes and are a great place to meet Green-Schools and local authority staff; get information on the theme you're beginning [...]

14 May 2019

Teacher Training Summer Courses: Dublin, Meath & Online

2020-08-28T10:17:36+00:00By |Uncategorized, Travel theme, Water theme, Biodiversity, Litter & Waste, Energy, Global Citizenship Litter and Waste, Global Citizenship Energy, Global Citizenship Marine Environment, Global Citizenship Travel, Global Citizenship Biodiversity and Food|

Dublin Course Outline: Green-Schools and the Global Goals This year we have updated the Green-Schools Teacher Training Course to include the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The course will help participants to understand the Global Goals and the link between them and the Green-Schools programme.  The course covers all themes of the programme and provides useful [...]

3 May 2019

Getting to the Green Flag Awards Ceremony

2020-08-28T10:17:36+00:00By |Uncategorized, Travel theme, Water theme, Biodiversity, Litter & Waste, Energy, Global Citizenship Litter and Waste|

Congratulations to the hundreds of schools around the country who received their Green Flag award notification - we can't wait to meet you at our award ceremonies in May. This year Green-Schools are hosting 16 ceremonies in eight locations around Ireland for 4,000 attendees! If you are travelling to a ceremony we would ask you [...]

3 March 2019

SeaKeepers Project makes a splash!

2020-08-28T10:17:37+00:00By |Water theme, Biodiversity, Global Citizenship Litter and Waste|

The Green-Schools Team is delighted to launch our latest initiative: SeaKeepers. The Green-Schools SeaKeepers Project is a new pilot we are currently running with a selection of schools working on the Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme. We are especially excited to launch this new project on World Wildlife Day 2019, whose theme this year is  [...]

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