Climate Action Week 2022
Ireland’s sixth Climate Action Week will run from October 10th to 16th 2022; 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 an Event Organisers Guide for Climate Action Week 2022 below.
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, Seedsavers, Rothar, Reuzi and Veganic!
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 our grid to share on your story or retweet.
Entries will open from Monday 10th until Friday 14th October and can be submitted by tagging @ClimateAmbassador, and using the hashtag #ClimateActionWeek or #ClimatePledge.
Watch this Short Hopeful Talk about Climate Change for Third to Sixth Class:
Let’s Fix Fashion School Challenge
Watch this short film and Let’s Fix Fashion! Take the Green-Schools challenge and organise a swap shop in school, shop pre-loved on Thriftify, depop or take a trip to your local charity shop and say no to fast fashion.
Climate Resilient School Challenge
The GLOBE Team have developed a great resource with three short activities to enable you to explore climate change adaptation measures and climate resilience around your school. Check out the Climate Smart workshops here and for more GLOBE news and STE(A)M research projects, register here.
Free Energy Workshops
To celebrate #ClimateActionWeek, SEEA have kindly offered to deliver four free energy workshops to primary schools in Kilkenny, Carlow, Wexford and Waterford. Explore different forms of renewable energy and discuss the impact of fossil fuels on our environment. Learn how to reduce your energy use and monitor your carbon footprint! Book your date and time now by emailing Michael Deen email@example.com.
Climate Action Week Resources
- Climate Action Secondary Resource / Acmhainn do Mhúinteoirí
- Climate Action Primary Resource
- Survey Suggestions / Moltaí don Shuirbhé
- Ethics of Climate Change
- Cartoons, Films & Documentaries
- Conversations Guide
- Primary case studies
- Secondary case study
Global Goals Book Club Resources:
- Greta and The Giants by Zoe Tucker and Zoe Persico package
- Save the Arctic by Bethany Stahl package
- Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers package
- The Mess That We Made by Michelle Lord and Julia Blattman package
- David Attenborough – Little People, Big Dreams by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara package
Climate Action Week Events
Monday, October 10th:
11am: #ClimateActionWeek launch in Galway
Minister Hildegarde Naughton will be officially launching Climate Action Week 2022 in the University of Galway from 11am. Prof. Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh (College President) welcomes the Minister and will join Lorraine Rushe (Chairperson of Green Campus Committee) and Deirdre O’Carroll (Green Campus Manager) in officially raising their Green Flag.
Local secondary students are invited to take part in a midday Cycle4Climate from NUIG to Galway Atlantaquaria where we will host a Q&A with Minister Naughton (12:45), followed by lunch (1:15) and then a talk on oceans and climate science (2pm), as well as an exhibition on Stories of Change (2:30). The day will close with a return cycle for students at 3pm.
Local primary students are also invited to avail of a free class tour in the morning at Galway Atlantaquaria to celebrate the start of Climate Action Week.
7pm: Evident Serious Energy Game
Who remembers SIMS? TCD researchers have devised a game to explore energy dilemmas using the EVIDENT Serious Game. Given the recent hike in energy prices, this interactive workshop has arrived at the right time! Register for the webinar here.
Tuesday, October 11th:
10am: Junior Primary Storytime
Green-Schools is delighted to present the hilarious new animation of ‘We Want Our Park Back’, produced for infants to 2nd Class. The original storybook was written and illustrated by Oisín McGann for ages 4 to 8 and is accompanied by a teacher’s resource book with 42 pages of colourful lesson plans. Register your class here for the webinar with the Oisín: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/storytime-for-climateactionweek-tickets-420508751997
1pm: Anatomy of an Article
Aspiring young environmental journalists will want to check out this lunchtime webinar where we will be investigating how to become an intrepid reporter by taking a look at the anatomy of an article: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yre-climate-action-week-anatomy-of-an-article-with-sylvia-thompson-tickets-420579543737
Secondary School Marine Film Club in Mayo
Secondary schools working on the Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme are invited to watch an environmental documentary on the big screen in Castlebar, Mayo, on Tuesday 11th October. You will hear from Climate Ambassador legend, Dee Newell, and her swimming adventures in Antarctica. Register your class here: https://greenschoolsireland.org/marine-film-club/
7pm: What Planet Are You On?
RTÉ have just released the third season of the popular show ‘What Planet Are You On?’ and this episode will feature Climate Ambassador Laragh from Climate Love Ireland and a special Green-Schools story! 7pm Tuesday 11th October on RTÉ or catch it on RTÉ Player at a time that suits you.
Wednesday, October 12th:
10am: Launch of Primary Climate Ambassadors
21 Green-Schools around Ireland have been invited to take part in a very exciting new pilot programme; Primary Climate Ambassadors! These schools have been awarded all 10 Green Flags!!! Watch this space.
11am: Green Campus Changemakers
Green Campus Committees from all over Ireland will be coming together this #ClimateActionWeek in Dublin for a full day of climate conversations and talks from Niamh Guiry (UCC) on ‘The Power of ESD’, Alba Mullen (London School of Economics) presenting the ‘Emperor’s Not So New Clothes’, Thomas Adams (University of Galway) on ‘Measuring ALL of a Carbon Footprint’ and lots more.
7pm: Climate Education
Join Climate Action Officer Gráinne Ryan in conversation with Dr. Anne Dolan (MIT UL) and Dr. Cliona Murphy (St. Pat’s DCU) on how to teach climate change in primary school. Register here: https://eeu-antaisce-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uPZCmammSya3plMM0SwNIg
12pm: Let’s Fix Fashion Launch
Green-Schools are launching the Let’s Fix Fashion campaign inviting secondary school students from schools working on the Litter & Waste and Global Citizenship Themes to help us make a change in the world of fashion! Watch this space.
1pm: Community Climate Choir
Join Voices of Spring and Past Times Community Choir for a celebration of nature through song, poetry and storytelling for Climate Action Week 2022 at the Moat Theatre, Naas. To reserve your space email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3pm: Good Clothes, Fair Pay Community Call
Good Clothes, Fair Pay, is a European Citizens’ Initiative for living wages in the fashion supply chain, and is demanding legislation that helps achieve fair pay for textile and garment workers around the world. We need one million signatures from EU citizens to push for legislation that requires companies to conduct living wage due diligence in their supply chains. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/good-clothes-fair-pay-community-call-tickets-427807572967
Thursday, October 13th:
10am: Climate Smart in TCD
Four Secondary Schools will be invited to Trinity College Dublin to take part in a day of workshops with researchers from Climate Smart, an adaptation game based on the city we live in. The GLOBE Team will then take them through citizen science observations on clouds and probe our local surface temperature, exploring the urban heat island. Finishing with a sustainability tour of the campus.
7pm: Carbon Quiz!
Learn all about carbon shadowing with Climate Ambassador Cliona Kelliher followed by a fun quiz on carbon emissions of everyday activities. A €50 One4All voucher is up grabs. Register here: https://eeu-antaisce-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iZ7i0meRTu6aL6LHmJrWzQ
Friday, October 14th:
10am: Stepping Stones Forest Soil Prep
Join the Climate Ambassadors in St. Francis Xavier Senior National School, Blanchardstown, D15 WY02, to help prep the soil for their future Stepping Stones forest! Email John to register email@example.com
1pm: Beach Clean in Galway
As part of Climate Action Week 2022 Clean Coasts and Climate Ambassador are teaming up to clean Ballyloughane Beach from 1-3pm. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/beach-clean-of-ballyloughane-beach-as-part-of-climate-action-week-tickets-427041963007
Saturday, October 15th:
9:30am: COP ON FESTIVAL
It’s #ClimateActionWeek and Climate Ambassadors are here at COP ON! Choose from 18 custom pledges and take the next step on your climate journey. Help us create a massive mural made from all your positive climate actions. Apply to become a Climate Ambassador here: https://climateambassador.ie/
1:15pm: Swap Shop Social
Share your #fashionlovestory and find some new treasures at the Climate Ambassador Swap Shop Social! Join us at COP ON in TUD Grangegorman where you can drop off up to five pre-loved gems from 9:30am to 1pm and pick up your free ticket for the swap shop which is starting at 1:15pm sharp.
2:30pm: Sew True Panel
Good Clothes, Fair Pay is the biggest ever living campaign for the fashion industry aiming to mobilise citizens around Europe to bring about EU legislation on what’s been a longstanding issue for workers in the sector. Join us at COP ON in TUD Grangegorman where Fionnuala Moran will be chatting with Alacoque McAlpine (TUD), Maeve Galvin (Fashion Revolution) and Mulú Colorín (Fibreshed).
Sunday, October 16th:
11am: Creative Writing for Wellbeing
Join Sive and Climate Ambassadors for a 90-minute workshop to look at ways of using creativity as a tool for expression and connection for Climate Action Week 2022. Participants will be guided to take inspiration from songs, poetry and prose that honour the natural world, and to shape their own thoughts around eco-anxiety. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
7pm: Climate Comedy!
Worried about climate?! Avoid despair and instead join Colm O’Regan in The New Theatre, Temple Bar, for an hour of stand-up comedy, memoir and even hope as he tries to grapple with Everything Being Broken and where he might start to help. Along the way find out what Greta has in common with Irish aul lads, how to harness the power of Liveline and a simple trick for the first step in Doing A Bit. Tickets are €10 with all proceeds used to plant native trees in Ireland: https://thenewtheatre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873639431