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October 2020

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World Teachers’ Day

05 October 2020
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Its #WorldTeachersDay and we would like to thank ALL the amazing teaching staff in schools nationwide! #SDG4 on education recognises teachers as key to the achievement of the Education 2030 agenda. Today is an occasion to mark progress and reflect on ways to overcome remaining challenges.

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World Migratory Bird Day

10 October 2020
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UN Day of the Girl Child – Global Citizenship

11 October 2020
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2020 theme: “My Voice, Our Equal Future”

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Climate Action Week

October 12, 2020 - October 18, 2020
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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.   Head over to our News section to find out how your school can get involved.

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Climate Action Week Secondary – 2040 Screening

12-14 October 2020
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9.00AM-11.00PM

Join us for a #ClimateActionWeek screening of the award-winning climate documentary 2040! Green-Schools are delighted to present our #ClimateActionWeek event for secondary students! If you are a secondary teacher, register for your free screening ticket now and watch '2040' with your class any time from 9am Monday 12th October to 11am Wednesday 14th October. After the screening [...]

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Climate Action Week Primary – Storytime – We Want Our Park Back

13 October 2020
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10.00AM-10.40AM

Green-Schools is delighted to present our debut storybook, ‘We Want Our Park Back’, written and illustrated by Oisín McGann for ages 5 to 8. Green-Schools is delighted to present our debut storybook, ‘We Want Our Park Back’, written and illustrated by Oisín McGann for ages 5 to 8. Register for this free event and we [...]

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Teacher Training Seminar – Cork City and Kerry

13 October 2020
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5.00PM-7.00PM

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools Cork City and Kerry teacher training seminars! The seminar 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 [...]

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Teacher Training Seminar – Dublin City

14 October 2020
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5.00PM-7.00PM

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools Dublin City teacher training seminars! The seminar 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 [...]

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Teacher Training Seminar – Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath

15 October 2020
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5.00PM-7.00PM

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath teacher training seminars! The seminar 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 [...]

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World Food Day

16 October 2020
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#FoodHeroes #WorldFoodDay

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Teacher Training Seminar – Carlow, Waterford, Kilkenny

19 October 2020
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5.00PM-7.00PM

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools Carlow, Waterford, Kilkenny teacher training seminars! The seminar 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 [...]

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Teacher Training Seminar – Galway and Mayo

20 October 2020
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5.00PM-7.00PM

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools Galway and Mayo teacher training seminars! The seminar 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 [...]

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National Secondary School Teacher Training – Travel Year 1

20 October 2020
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5.00PM-6.00PM

As part of our series of Teacher Training Seminars, we will be hosting a National Secondary School Year 1 Travel Teacher Training event for participating schools. This will take place on Tuesday, October the 20th from 5pm – 6pm as a ZOOM meeting hosted by Secondary Schools Development Officer, Robbie Egan. If you have registered for [...]

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Teacher Training Seminar – South Dublin and Fingal

21 October 2020
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5.00PM-7.00PM

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools South Dublin and Fingal teacher training seminars! The seminar 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 [...]

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National Secondary School Teacher Training – Global Citizenship Travel Year 1

21 October 2020
| Free
5.00PM-6.00PM

As part of our series of Teacher Training Seminars, we will be hosting a National Secondary School Year 1 Global Citizenship Travel Teacher Training event for participating schools. This will take place on Wednesday, October the 21st from 5pm – 6pm as a ZOOM meeting hosted by Secondary Schools Development Officer, Robbie Egan. If you have [...]

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Teacher Training Seminar – DLR & Wicklow

22 October 2020
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5.00PM-7.00PM

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools DLR & Wicklow teacher training seminars! The seminar 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 [...]

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World Cities Day

31 October 2020
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31 October is World Cities Day, there is an overarching theme of Better City, Better Life, and Each year a different sub-theme is selected, to either promote successes of urbanisation, or address specific challenges resulting from urbanisation. The aim of the day is to focus the international community’s attention on urbanisation as a central issue for [...]

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November 2020

Free

Teacher Training Seminar – Cavan & Monaghan

03 November 2020
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5.00PM-7.00PM

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools Cavan and Monaghan teacher training seminars! The seminar 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 [...]

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Teacher Training Seminar – Limerick & Tipperary

04 November 2020
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3.00PM-6.00PM

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools Limerick & Tipperary teacher training seminars! The seminar 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 [...]

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Teacher Training Seminar – Clare

04 November 2020
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5.00PM-8.00PM

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools Clare teacher training seminars! The seminar 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 [...]

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Teacher Training Seminar – Louth & Meath

05 November 2020
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5.00PM-8.00PM

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools Louth and Meath teacher training seminars! The seminar 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 [...]

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Teacher Training Seminar – Roscommon, Leitrim & Longford

09 November 2020
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5.00PM-8.00PM

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools Roscommon, Leitrim and Longford teacher training seminars! The seminar 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 [...]

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Teacher Training Seminar – Donegal & Sligo

10 November 2020
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5.00PM-8.00PM

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools Donegal and Sligo teacher training seminars! The seminar 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 [...]

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Teacher Training Seminar – Cork County South

11 November 2020
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5.00PM-7.00PM

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools Cork County South teacher training seminars! The seminar 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 [...]

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Teacher Training Seminar – Cork County West

12 November 2020
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5.00PM-7.00PM

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools Cork County West teacher training seminars! The seminar 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 [...]

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Teacher Training Seminar – Cork County North

16 November 2020
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5.00PM-8.00PM

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools Cork County North teacher training seminars! The seminar 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 [...]

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Teacher Training Seminar – Wexford

17 November 2020
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5.00PM-8.00PM

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools Wexford teacher training seminars! The seminar 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 [...]

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Green-Schools Travel Conference

18 November 2020
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10.00AM-1.00PM

Calling all Green-Schools register for our free online sustainable travel conferences, which will take place on November 18th. The theme of the conference is Ireland’s 2040 Vision and students have an opportunity to learn about sustainable travel, the Sustainable Development Goals, air quality and many more topics. There are two conferences taking place on the [...]

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Teacher Training Seminar: Energy Theme

18 November 2020
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5.00PM-6.00PM

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools Energy Theme teacher training seminars! The seminar will be hosted online through Zoom, with specific guidance for the Energy theme. The 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 Local Authority partners. To [...]

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World Toilet Day – Global Citizenship

19 November 2020
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What is World Toilet Day all About? Toilets save lives, because human waste spreads killer diseases. World Toilet Day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. World Toilet Day is celebrated on 19th November every year. It’s all about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve Sustainable Development [...]

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Clean Air Week 2020 & Poetry Competition

November 23, 2020 - November 27, 2020
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CLEAN AIR WEEK COMPETITION UPDATE: We will be publishing names of the winning poets in the New Year, owing to a large volume of entries. Thank you to all of the schools that entered the competition; there are a lot of talented poets out there!  Green-Schools Travel are delighted to announce the second annual Clean [...]

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December 2020

World Soil Day

05 December 2020

World Soil Day is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. https://youtu.be/MSbbl5lpmik

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First screening of the Marine Film Club!

11 December 2020
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8.00AM-5.00PM

Exciting times: Green-Schools is pleased to launch its first screening of the Marine Film Club! This great initiative is open to all Secondary Schools working on the Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme.  The film club’s debut screening will be of A Plastic Ocean: a powerful, very informative and incredibly eye-opening documentary on the state of [...]

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March 2021

Walk for Water 2021 / World Water Day

22 March 2021

Monday March 22nd is World Water Day. World Water Day became a UN observance day in 1993. It seeks to focus attention on the global water crisis. On 22 March every year, people and organizations mark World Water Day by taking action to tackle the water crisis. World Water Day 2021 has the theme, [...]

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Scoot to School Week 2021

March 22 - March 26

Scoot to School Week will run from March 22 to 26, 2021 and National SOW Day (Scoot on Wednesdays/Weekdays) will be held on Wednesday March 24. Green-Schools would like to invite all primary schools currently on Travel and Global Citizenship Travel to participate in National Scoot to School Week - either at school or [...]

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National Tree Week: Green-Schools Biodiversity & LEAF Ireland

March 22 - March 27

Green-Schools Biodiversity are teaming up with LEAF Ireland  to bring you some fun ideas and activities for getting your students outdoors and celebrating National Tree Week, next week. National Tree Week runs March 21st – 27th 2021. To mark this, we have put together a selection of simple resources for teachers to use with class groups, for some guided and focused learning on the school campus or in a local green space. Click the links in [...]

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April 2021

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Green-Schools Marine Week 2021

April 19 - April 23
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Welcome to Marine Week! Green-Schools first ever weeklong celebration of the sea! We are going to be covering so many interesting topics this week and are so excited for you to join us. You can learn about types of Jellyfish in Ireland, different hand signals divers use underwater, how an Irish student invented a solution to the microplastics problem and what you can do to be a [...]

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May 2021

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Biodiversity Week 2021

May 17 - May 21
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Welcome to Biodiversity Week 2021! We have an action-packed programme for the week ahead, with lots of engaging activities, competitions and online events. Why not join us for a day or two or all five! The overall aim of the week is to help you to discover: How many species can you find at [...]

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Walk to School Week 2021

May 24 - May 28
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National Walk to School Week takes place from May 24th and May 28th, 2021. We are delighted to be able to celebrate Walk to School Week this year and hope to celebrate the great achievements made in schools around the country that have increased the numbers of children walking to school, during this very [...]

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June 2021

World Bicycle Day

03 June 2021

Happy World Bicycle Day! We are huge fans of the humble bicycle, for so many reasons! Not only are bicycles one of the most sustainable forms of transport, they are fun to ride, relatively cheap to acquire and - as we've seen throughout history - they are vehicles for social change. On World Bicycle [...]

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World Oceans Day

08 June 2021

Celebrate the seas with Green-Schools on June 8th as we mark World Oceans Day. This international event aims to raise awareness of the importance of our oceans and the role they play in keeping our planet healthy.   Our Oceans are vital to maintaining our planet's health. They create oxygen for us to breathe, soak up Carbon Dioxide, provide us with food and medicines and [...]

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July 2021

€50

Green-Schools Summer Course

July 5 - July 9
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Calling all Primary and Secondary school teachers! The Green-Schools Summer Course is running online from July 5th-9th, 9.30am to 2.30pm daily. €50 for the week – register and pay at the link below 3 EPV days approved Virtual face-to-face, taking place on Zoom Places are limited to 25 so sign up early Green-Schools and the [...]

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€30

‘Climate Change, Science & Action’ – Online Summer Course

July 5 - August 20
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The Climate Change, Science & Action online course has been fully accredited by Drumcondra Education Centre on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills and will run for 20 hours at a time of your choice from July 5th to August 20th 2021. Completion of this 20-hour Continuous Professional Development (CPD) course grants primary teachers three [...]

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Bike With Your Bestie: #andshecycles Summer Celebration

22 July 2021

Join Green-Schools, our #andshecycles Ambassadors and besties all over Ireland for a day of celebrating cycling on Thursday, July 22. We want everyone to celebrate the joys of cycling on July 22, especially teenage girls and young people. We will be joined by some of this year's group of #andshecycles Ambassadors and members of [...]

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September 2021

International Day of Clean Air for blue skies

07 September 2021

The 2021 theme for the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is “Healthy Air, Healthy Planet” which emphasizes the health aspects of air pollution, especially considering the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s focus is on prioritizing the need for healthy air for all, while keeping the conversation broad enough to encompass other critical issues such as climate [...]

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Bike Week 2021

September 12 - September 18

Welcome back to the new academic year! We are very excited here at Green-Schools to start working together again and we can’t wait to put the wheels in motion – and what better way to start than by celebrating National Bike Week 2021! National Bike Week takes place this year from September [...]

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Beyond the Bike: #andshecycles Research & Ambassador Programme

14 September 2021
1.00PM-2.00PM

Join the #andshecycles Campaign for a Bike Week 2021 event featuring the latest on our #andshecycles Research and hear from three #andshecycles Ambassadors on their experiences and plans. Event will feature: Presentation on the latest research into the cycling gender gap among young people in Ireland Panel discussion with three #andshecycles Ambassadors Q&A This [...]

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Cycle Bus Network Event

15 September 2021
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6.00PM-7.00PM

The first ever Cycle Bus Network Event is an occasion to celebrate your achievements, connect with more groups, share experiences and have fun. Who is the event for? This networking event is for parents / guardians / community members and children who participate in cycle buses or would like to participate in cycle buses. What [...]

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October 2021

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 [...]

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World Food Day

16 October 2021

Collective action across 150 countries is what makes World Food Day one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. Hundreds of events and outreach activities bring together governments, businesses, NGOs, the media, and general public. They promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure [...]

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