Climate Action Week 2021
Ireland’s fifth Climate Action Week will run from October 11th to 17th 2021, so please mark it in your calendars now and download your poster, #ClimatePledges and other resources below. If you host an Action Day during Climate Action Week, it will count towards your Green Flag application, and there’s no better way to kickstart your Green-Schools Committee than celebrating #ClimateActionWeek!
Climate Action Week Resources
- Event Organisers Guide / Treoir d’Eagraithe Imeachtaí
- Climate Action Secondary Resource / Acmhainn do Mhúinteoirí
- Climate Action Primary Resource
- Poster / Póstaer
- Pledge/ Geall
- Survey Suggestions / Moltaí don Shuirbhé
- Ethics of Climate Change
- Cartoons, Films & Documentaries
- Conversations Guide
- Action Tracker
- Primary case studies
- Secondary case study
We want to encourage everyone in Ireland to keep the climate conversation alive and take the next step in their climate action journey, wherever that may be. We have some incredible prizes with €500 in vouchers for…
- Thriftify – sponsored by Global Citizenship
- Seedsavers – sponsored by Green Campus
- Rothar – sponsored by Green-Schools Travel
- Reuzi – sponsored by National Spring Clean
- Veganic – sponsored by Climate Ambassador
Simply share a #ClimatePledge on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – there’s 18 to choose from, so something for everyone! You can download all 18 here or choose your pledge from the grid below to share online.
Entries will open from Monday 11th October until Friday 15th October and can be submitted by tagging @ClimateAmbassador, and using the hashtag #ClimateActionWeek or #ClimatePledge.
Climate Action Week Events
The True Cost Screening
Green-Schools is hosting a free virtual screening of the groundbreaking documentary The True Cost – a must see for all secondary students. This film pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider: who really pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, the film features interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva. Register your class for this free event here and watch it free for 72 hours from 9am Monday 11 October. We have also organised a follow-up Fashion Fix webinar which will be hosted by Fionnuala Moran, Radio Presenter at RTE Pulse, with special guests Nathalie Pavone, Climate Ambassador, and Kelly Dalton, Co-Founder of The Right Project. The Fashion Fix webinar will take place after the screening at 10am on Thursday 14 October.
Storytime for Junior Primary
Green-Schools is delighted to present the storybook, ‘We Want Our Park Back’, written and illustrated by Oisín McGann for ages 4 to 8. Register for this free event by October 4th and we will post your school a giant book! The e-copy and accompanying teacher’s resource book with 28 pages of colourful lesson plans, can both be downloaded from the Green-Schools website. Tune in to Green-Schools HQ via your interactive whiteboard at 10am on Wednesday 13th October for Storytime, Ask the Author and Draw with Oisín! Submit any questions from your class for Oisín by October 4th to: CAW@eeu.antaisce.org
A Short Hopeful Talk about Climate Change for Senior Primary
Green-Schools is delighted to present best-selling and award-winning writer and illustrator Oisín McGann. He was the Irish writer-in-residence for Weather Stations, an EU-funded project where writers from five different countries were tasked with finding ways to use storytelling to raise awareness of climate change. He is sure to entertain your class with his dramatic and funny explanations of temperature, atmosphere, climate, carbon, and the delicate balance that is the Greenhouse Effect. This talk is at 1pm on Wednesday 13th October and is suitable for ages 10 to 12 (and maybe a nerdy 9!).