Category: Litter & Waste

Litter & Waste

Category: Litter & Waste

13 November 2019

Green-Schools, Global Goals Conference 2019

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 [...]

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 [...]

12 June 2019

MyWaste.ie and Green-Schools Partnership Launched

By |Litter & Waste|

Minister Richard Bruton launched the partnership between MyWaste.ie and the Green-Schools programme at Our Lady of Consolation National School, Donnycarney on Monday, June 10. While visiting the school Minister Bruton also raised its first Green Flag, which was awarded to the school for their work on the theme of Litter & Waste. MyWaste.ie is Ireland’s [...]

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!

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 Litter and Waste|

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

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

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 [...]

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 [...]