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Climate Action Week 2021

October 11 - October 17

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!

Download a Climate Action Poster for your school
Climate Action Week Programme of Events here

#ClimatePledge Competition

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…

Simply share a #ClimatePledge on FacebookTwitter 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.

Download a guide to each pledge/suggested text for social media posts

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!).

Details

Start:
October 11
End:
October 17
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Organizer

Green-Schools Climate Action
Phone:
01-4002222
Website:
www.greenschoolsireland.org