Category: Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

Category: Global Citizenship

14 May 2019

Teacher Training Summer Courses: Dublin, Meath & Online

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 [...]

3 May 2019

Getting to the Green Flag Awards Ceremony

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!

By |Water theme, Biodiversity, Global Citizenship|

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  [...]

30 January 2019

Green-Schools Marine Environment Conference 2019

By |Global Citizenship|

Our third annual Green-Schools Marine Environment Conference began in Galway on Tuesday, January 29th. Taking place over two days in Salthill, the conference is supported by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. 21 schools attended the conference which focuses on our marine environment and the threatening effects pollution is having on biodiversity. In [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]