Category: Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

Category: Global Citizenship

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 [...]

21 October 2019

Secondary students assemble to save our seas

By |Global Citizenship|

Students from Irish and Northern Irish secondary schools spent Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, October 15 and 16, learning about our seas and oceans at two Green-Schools events in Meath and Dublin as part of Climate Action Week. On Tuesday, Ireland’s first Ocean Assembly for secondary students was held in Ashbourne Community College and [...]

23 September 2019

#AndSheCycles Video and Six Weeks of Giveaways Launched

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

We're very excited to share our campaign video for the #andshecycles campaign: Captioned version: About #andshecycles In Ireland, fewer than one in 250 girls cycle to school each day. Green-Schools launched its latest campaign ‘#andshecycles’ on Thursday September 19, in the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. #andshecycles focuses on encouraging young [...]

22 September 2019

Green-Schools Seminars 2019/2020

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 [...]

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 [...]

21 June 2019

Kildare SeaKeepers explore Dublin coast

By |Global Citizenship|

Students from St Brigid’s National School, Ticknevin, Co. Kildare took part in a beach exploration workshop at Portmarnock beach hosted by Green-Schools on Tuesday, June 18. The school is one of ten that recently took part in the SeaKeepers Project, a new initiative of the Green-Schools Marine Environment theme, which provides primary school teachers with [...]

5 June 2019

New Air Quality Toolkits Launched

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

Today, June 5, is World Environment Day. Celebrated every year, World Environment Day is the United Nations’ biggest annual event for positive environmental action to encourage worldwide awareness of the need to protect our planet. The theme of World Environment Day 2019 is #BeatAirPollution, calling on governments, industry, communities and individuals to take action to [...]