Category: Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

Category: Global Citizenship

20 November 2018

Green-Schools Global Goals Conference 2018

By |Global Citizenship|

It's been a busy end to the year at Green-Schools and the much anticipated Global Goals Conference on November 15th was a huge success. An Taisce’s Green-Schools programme, with support from Irish Aid, premiered the first Global Goals Conference in Dublin's Croke Park, which gathered 10 schools across Ireland to focus on the Global Goals for [...]

20 September 2018

Marine Environment Forums 2018

By |Global Citizenship|

Green-Schools An Taisce Marine Environment Forums will take place over four dates in the 2018 academic year. The Marine Environment Forums are available for Green-Schools currently on the Marine Environment theme. The forums are designed for senior Primary School level (4th-6th class). Four students and an adult from one class group can attend this fun and [...]

11 September 2018

Teacher training seminars 2018/2019

The Summer season has come and gone now, too fast it may seem, but here in the Green-Schools Office we are excited for the new 2018/2019 academic year. Each year our Local Authority partners organise seminars to introduce teachers to the new themes they’ll be working on this academic year. The seminars will be delivered [...]

23 July 2018

Summer Blog Series – Balloon releases into the natural environment.

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 [...]

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, [...]

26 May 2018

Climate Hope for Green-Schools

The last week of April 2018 saw four Climate Hope Forums take place in Dublin, Cork, Waterford and Limerick. Climate Action Officer Gráinne Ryan and the Green-Schools Team gathered 155 representatives from primary and secondary school students and teachers, local authorities and local Councillors to join forces over the common interest in climate change. The [...]

1 February 2018

Renewal Application Deadline and Online Forms

Friday, March 16th is the deadline for schools to apply to renew the Green Flag award under our various themes. If you are unsure if your school is due to renew please contact us as soon as possible to find out, to avoid a delay. Before submitting your application form you must arrange a renewal [...]

21 December 2017

Happy Christmas (and our opening hours)!

The Green-Schools team would like to wish you and yours a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Our offices close on Friday, December 22nd and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd at 9.15am. We're looking forward to 2018 and working with the amazing students and teachers who have made the past year so [...]

14 December 2017

Limerick hosts two days of Green-Schools Marine Environment Conferences

By |Global Citizenship|

Students from 15 schools celebrated Ireland's marine environment and drove awareness of the challenges it faces at two recent Green-Schools Marine Environment Conferences in Limerick on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 5 and 6. Picking up where this year's Late Late Toy Show left off, 455 students and teachers who have been working on the Green-Schools Marine Environment [...]

8 November 2017

Celebrate Global Action Days

The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) (which operates Eco-Schools/Green-Schools internationally) is once again inviting everyone around the world to participate in promoting their work through their Global Action Days: a week-long showcasing of the amazing work carried out by FEE members such as Green-Schools in Ireland, which culminates in Global Action Days taking place this [...]