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5 June 2020

Discover how to explore climate change with primary students

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Last summer Green-Schools ran our first online course with 52 teachers from 18 counties around Ireland and following it’s great success, we have been approved to run the same course this summer. ‘Climate Change, Science & Action’ is for Primary Teachers and will run from Monday July 6th to Friday July 31st inclusive. The 20-hour [...]

25 May 2020

Green Flag 2020 – Congratulations!

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  The 2019/2020 academic year marks the 23rd year of the Green-Schools programme in Ireland. Despite the temporary closure of schools in March, the dedication of schools to submit their Green Flag application after a two-year effort to create sustainable environments in their schools was both poignant and exceptional. The Green-Schools staff who have [...]

8 May 2020

Green Flag Achievements 2020

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Thank you to all the schools who have been submitting their applications to us over the last few months. We know there are still some schools who were waiting to access information on site and we will work with those schools to ensure your work is rewarded whenever possible over the coming months. However, we [...]

22 April 2020

50 Years of Earth Day

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On April 22, 2020 Earth Day celebrates 50 years of diversifying, educating and activating the environmental movement worldwide. Since its creation in 1970 the Earth has seen many shifts, both culturally and environmentally. We have faced environmental challenges, such global climate change and biodiversity loss but we have also seen great progress in environmental awareness [...]

22 April 2020

Green-Schools Launch Stay Home Project

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Following the temporary closure of schools, Green-Schools have launched their latest project Green-Schools Stay Home. Green-Schools Officers around the country are developing new and interactive activities that students can take part in from within the home environment. Weekly activities and tips, which are suitable for a wide range of age groups, promise to be fun [...]

12 March 2020

The Green-Schools office is currently closed…

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Due to the school closures, all Green-Schools events and renewal visits are postponed. We have extended our Green-Flag application deadline to-end of 2019/2020 term deadline. We would like to sincerely thank all those who have continued to submit their applications to us during this time- it’s been wonderful to read about all the amazing work [...]

4 March 2020

Green-Schools Teacher Training Summer Courses

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Calling all Primary and Secondary school teachers! The Green-Schools Summer Course is back, running from July 6th-10th in Dublin and 1st-7th in Cork City. €75 for the week Lunch included 3 EPV days approved Places are limited! Dublin Course details Cork Course details   Green-Schools and the Global Goals Following increased interest from coordinators to [...]

20 February 2020

Young Reporters for the Environment Competition 2020

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The Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Litter Less competition for 2020 is now open! We are inviting Green-Schools secondary schools to investigate and report on local litter and waste issues in your schools and communities and produce an article, video or photograph for the competition. This year, the competition is linked to SDG 12 [...]

25 November 2019

Green-Schools and November Climate Strike

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Following the national and international Climate Strikes in September, the Green-Schools programme has been heartened and encouraged by a significant increase in student awareness and participation in climate issues. This has been particularly the case in Green-Schools initiatives like the Water Ambassador Programme and the Climate Ambassador Programme.  Both of these programmes have large numbers [...]

21 October 2019

Mayo Students Have Climate Hope

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Thursday, October 17: Students from five primary schools and one secondary school gathered in the stunning Visitor Centre of Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park as part of Green-Schools' Climate Action Week, the third annual weeklong celebration of climate solutions in schools across Ireland. Climate Action Week is all about encouraging students, teachers and the wider [...]