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8 October 2020

Green Flag Themed Guidance Documents – 2020/2021

2020-10-08T12:32:45+00:00By |Uncategorized|

The Irish school community has done an AMAZING job to ensure our schools can re-open and our students can return to school in a safe and happy environment. The Green-Schools team would like to acknowledge the phenomenal work of principals, teachers, caretakers, secretaries, Boards of Management and Parents Associations. We understand that school communities [...]

7 October 2020

International Day of the Girl Child: My Voice, Our Equal Future

2020-10-09T09:34:07+00:00By |Uncategorized, Global Citizenship Litter and Waste, Global Citizenship Energy|

11 October 2020, is the UN International observed Day of the Girl Child. Did you know that there over 1.1 billion girls around the World under 18? Whilst many young women in 2020 have the opportunity to work towards realising their full potential as female leaders, entrepreneurs and some of the greatest change-makers the [...]

5 October 2020

Green-Schools Online Teacher Training Seminar

2020-10-23T14:54:13+00:00By |Uncategorized|

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools teacher training seminars! These seminars will be hosted online through Zoom, with individual thematic seminars to give specific guidance for each Green-Schools theme. Each seminar will include a theme presentation and Q&A session and will last approximately 1 hour. Green-Schools delivers our seminar series in conjunction with our [...]

25 September 2020

Climate Action Week 2020

2020-10-22T13:35:35+00:00By |Uncategorized|

Ireland’s fourth Climate Action Week will run from October 12th to 18th, 2020, so please mark it in your school calendars now and download your poster, pledge and other resources below. If you host an Action Day during Climate Action Week, it will count towards your Green Flag application! Top Ten Resources Event Organisers Guide / Treoir [...]

22 September 2020

Climate Ambassador Applications are open

2020-09-22T13:57:20+00:00By |Uncategorized|

The Climate Ambassador Team would like to invite secondary students, and teachers of both primary and secondary schools, to apply for 2021! Be part of a prestigious group and become one of Ireland’s Climate Ambassadors. This is an opportunity to take meaningful action and make positive changes, with full support from our Climate Action Officers and your national network of [...]

28 August 2020

Back to School 2020/2021

2020-09-14T12:37:11+00:00By |Uncategorized|

September is around the corner and with it ‘The Back to School’ term has finally rolled in. Usually a time for fresh starts and new routines, Green-Schools understands the anticipation and hope that has been building up for many individuals, families and school staff for a smooth return to normal school life. Whilst we [...]

5 June 2020

Discover how to explore climate change with primary students

2020-08-28T10:17:24+00:00By |Uncategorized|

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!

2020-08-28T10:17:24+00:00By |Uncategorized|

  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

2020-05-08T09:38:55+00:00By |Uncategorized|

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

2020-08-28T10:17:24+00:00By |Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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