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November 2020

Free

Clean Air Week 2020 & Poetry Competition

November 23, 2020 - November 27, 2020
| Free

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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Free

First screening of the Marine Film Club!

11 December 2020
| Free
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, 2021 - March 26, 2021

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, 2021 - March 27, 2021

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

Free

Green-Schools Marine Week 2021

April 19, 2021 - April 23, 2021
| Free

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

Free

Biodiversity Week 2021

May 17, 2021 - May 21, 2021
| Free

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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Free

Walk to School Week 2021

May 24, 2021 - May 28, 2021
| Free

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, 2021 - July 9, 2021
| €50

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, 2021 - August 20, 2021
| €30

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, 2021 - September 18, 2021

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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Free

Cycle Bus Network Event

15 September 2021
| Free
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, 2021 - October 17, 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 [...]

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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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November 2021

Clean Air Week
Free

Clean Air Week 2021

November 15, 2021 - November 19, 2021
| Free

Green-Schools Travel are delighted to announce the third annual Clean Air Week. The campaign which runs from Monday, November 15 to Friday, November 19 inclusive will launch in timing with The European Commission’s third EU Clean Air Forum. The EU Clean Air Forum is an initiative which centers around the development and implementation of effective European, national and local air policies, projects and programmes. The Forum conference will bring together decision-makers, stakeholders and experts to inform the ongoing revision of EU rules relating to air quality. However, it will be the everyday people like families, students and community members who take individual action to #BeatAirPollution by choosing to travel actively and make fewer journeys by car.

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World Toilet Day

19 November 2021

World Toilet Day celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. It is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030. This year the theme remarks the importance of "Sustainable sanitation and climate change". Climate [...]

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February 2022

Free

The Big Travel Challenge 2022

February 1, 2022 - February 28, 2022
| Free

The Green-Schools Travel team is inviting schools to take part in the big TRAVEL CHALLENGE 2022. For full details visit: The Big Travel Challenge 2022 – Green-Schools (greenschoolsireland.org) Key details: When: Any 10 days in the month of February Top prize for Ireland's Travel School of the Year: €1,000. Runners up prize for walking, cycling, scooting [...]

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March 2022

Scoot to School Week 2022

March 7, 2022 - March 11, 2022

Scoot to School Week will run from Monday 7th - Friday 11th, 2022 and National SOW Day (Scoot on Wednesdays/Weekdays) will be held on Wednesday March 9th. Green-Schools would like to invite all primary schools currently on Travel and Global Citizenship Travel to participate in National Scoot to School Week. Schools who have already [...]

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National Tree Week 2022

March 21, 2022 - March 25, 2022

National Tree Week takes place from Sunday, 20th March to Saturday, 26th March. Green-Schools in partnership with LEAF Ireland will provide a range of activities, presentations, a live webinar and more, to mark this week and celebrate the importance of trees!   #TreeWeek #GreenSchools Celebrate each day of Tree Week [...]

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April 2022

Marine Week 2022

April 4, 2022 - April 8, 2022

Welcome to Green-Schools Marine Week! Join us as we celebrate all things marine for a week of live talks and new education resources. We are going to be covering lots of interesting topics this week and are so excited for you to join us. Each day, there will be new activities uploaded to this [...]

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May 2022

Free

Bike Week 2022

May 14, 2022 - May 22, 2022
| Free

Bike Week is a celebration of active travel, sustainable transport and simply the joys of cycling a bike! In partnership with the National Transport Authority, this year Green-Schools will celebrate Bike Week in May on Saturday 14th and will run through to Sunday 22nd. National COW Day (Cycle on Wednesdays/Weekdays) will be held on [...]

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Green-Schools Biodiversity Week 2022

May 23, 2022 - May 27, 2022

The Green-Schools Biodiversity Team is delighted to invite you to a week-long celebration of biodiversity, taking place from Monday 23rd May to Friday 27th May. We have an exciting line-up of talks, presentations, discussions, and activities, taking place.  Scroll down to access videos for all age groups, and activities.   The Live Talks The Live [...]

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June 2022

Primary Harvest Week – June 2022 

June 13, 2022 - June 17, 2022

The Green-Schools Food and Biodiversity Team is delighted to invite you to a week-long Harvest celebration, taking place from Monday 13rd June to Friday 17th June. We have an exciting line-up of talks, workshops, discussions, and cook-alongs, taking place.  Scroll down to access resources for all age groups, and activities.    The Competitions This week we want [...]

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July 2022

€30

Summer Course: Climate Change Science and Action (ONLINE)

July 4, 2022 - August 19, 2022
| €30

Climate Change, Science & Action Registrations for this course have closed, thank you for your interest.  The aim of this online course is to empower primary teachers to confidently explore climate change as part of the curriculum and encourage climate action in school communities. Course Content Introduction to Climate Change Climate Science Climate Solutions [...]

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€75

Green-Schools & The Global Goals Course (IN PERSON)

July 4, 2022 - July 8, 2022
| €75

Green-Schools and the Global Goals Registrations for the course have now closed, thank you for your interest.  The EPV Approved Green-Schools Summer Course, entitled “Green-Schools and the Global Goals” is happy to announce that we are running the course in person (face-to-face) this year from July 4th-8th 9.30am to 2.30pm daily. Each day focuses [...]

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September 2022

Walk to School Week 2022

September 19, 2022 - September 23, 2022

National Walk to School Week takes place this year from September 19th – 23rd 2022. This week is all about celebrating walking as a positive mode for school journeys. We are asking schools to celebrate with us and try to make this the best most inclusive walk to school week yet!  Walk on Wednesdays [...]

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October 2022

Climate Action Week 2022

October 10, 2022 - October 16, 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 [...]

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November 2022

Free

Clean Air Week 2022

November 21, 2022 - November 25, 2022
| Free

Green-Schools Travel are happy to announce the return of Clean Air Week for the fourth year in a row. This year the campaign will run from 21 - 25 November 2022. During this week we will discover exactly what we mean when we talk about “clean” air and we will explore ways in which you can monitor [...]

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February 2023

Big Travel Challenge 2023

February 1 - February 28

The Green-Schools Travel Competition is now open and we would like to invite your school to take part in The Big Travel Challenge by promoting a sustainable mode of transport of your choice in the month of February. If your school is up for the challenge, we want to hear from you! What are we [...]

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Global Goals Week 2023

20-24 February 2023
10.00AM-11.00AM

Green-Schools Ireland's Global Goals week 2023 will take place the week starting the 20th of February. Through our ever-growing Global Classroom programme you will hear from students from Ireland, Kenya, South Africa and Dubai for one hour each day throughout the week and learn about the Sustainable Development Goals from each other and what actions [...]

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March 2023

STEPS Engineers Week

04-10 March 2023
8.00AM-5.00PM

STEPS Engineers Week takes place nationwide from Saturday, 4 - Friday, 10 March 2023. Safe Routes to School have a compiled a resource pack of activities to celebrate the week and help you get involved! https://youtu.be/nIfNrMyNKWw English Gaeilge Guidance Note for Teachers  Treoirnóta don Múinteoirí  Travelling to School  Worksheet Bileog Oibre [...]

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National Tree Week 2023

20-24 March 2023
8.00AM-5.00PM

National Tree Week takes place from Sunday, 20th March to Saturday, 26th March. Green-Schools  will provide a range of activities, presentations, and more, to mark this week and celebrate the importance of trees! Head on over to https://greenschoolsireland.org/tree-week-2023/ to register and get your resources!

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Walk for Water – Glendalough, Sligo and Killarney

21-23 March 2023
Ireland
8.00AM-5.00PM

Green-Schools are delighted to host our fun and educational ‘Walk for Water’ events in 3 locations across Ireland this March: Glendalough National Park, Wicklow on Tuesday the 21st of March - see information here Hazelwood Forest Trail, Sligo on Wednesday the 22nd of March - see information here Killarney National Park, Kerry on Thursday the 23rd of March - [...]

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Scoot to School Week 2023

March 27 - March 31

We are looking forward to a fun and engaging Scoot to School Week 2023! Our team have come up with loads of activities to help schools get involved, and they can all be found here: Scoot to School Week 2023 – Green-Schools (greenschoolsireland.org)

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April 2023

Food and Biodiversity Week 2023

17-21 April 2023
8.00AM-5.00PM

Food and Biodiversity Week will run from the 17th through the 21st of April. There will be lots of resources for classes and engaging talks to join in. Keep an eye on the event page at https://greenschoolsireland.org/food-and-biodiversity-week-2023/ for resource and registration links.  

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Cork Fast Fashion Event

20 April 2023
10.00AM-2.00PM

A fun event for Cork County Secondary Schools to come together and discuss fast fashion while picking up some useful clothes mending skills! Vertigo, Cork County Council Headquarters, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road Thursday April 20th 10:00 – 14:00 Contact : dmacilwraith@eeu.antaisce.ie if you have any questions Please register your interest at the link below. [...]

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Marine Week 2023

24-28 April 2023
Ireland
8.00AM-5.00PM

A highlight of the year for the Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme, Marine Week consists of a week of fun, interactive online engagement with our Marine schools, as well as the National Marine Environment Conference in Athlone on the 27th. Head on over to https://greenschoolsireland.org/marine-week-2023/ for the full lineup and posters for your school!

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May 2023

Bike Week 2023

13-21 May 2023
Ireland
8.00AM-5.00PM

We are excited to celebrate Bike Week from 13-21 May this year, with National COW Day on Wednesday the 17th. Head on over to Bike Week 2023 – Green-Schools (greenschoolsireland.org) for more information or to National Bike Week 13th – 21st May 2023 - Transport for Ireland for information on Bike Week in your area.

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Biodiversity Week

22-26 May 2023
8.00AM-5.00PM

Great events happening over #BioWeek23! Find out more and register at https://greenschoolsireland.org/biodiversity-week-2023/

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July 2023

Green Schools & the Global Goals Summer Course

July 3 - July 7

The Green-Schools Summer Course, entitled “Green-Schools and the Global Goals” is happy to announce that we are running the course in person (face-to-face) this year from July 3rd-7th, 2023. The course will run from 9.30am to 2.30pm daily. Each day focuses on a Green-Schools theme and an overarching Global Goal. By the end of the week the [...]

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Summer Course: Climate Change Science and Action (ONLINE)

July 3-August 18
8.00AM-5.00PM

Find out more and register here: Summer Course: Climate Change Science and Action (ONLINE) – Green-Schools (greenschoolsireland.org)

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September 2023

SDG Week

September 25 - September 29
Ireland

Ireland will mark SDG Week this year from 23-29 September - find out more here.  Our Global Goals Book Club are running a competition to celebrate the SDGs and our Green-Schools' contributions to them. Learn all about it here.  Check out the Green-Schools events on the ESDW website: Let's Fix Fashion Campaign Launch [...]

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Secondary School Seminars

26-28 September 2023
8.00AM-5.00PM

We are delighted to announce Secondary School-specific seminars this year to better inform our Secondary School teachers and students. These webinars are designed to support secondary school teachers and students as you work through your current theme. The webinars will take place on Tuesday the 26th and Thursday the 28th of September for the [...]

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How to Start a Walking Bus (Webinar)

26 September 2023
5.00PM-6.00PM

Have you ever thought about starting a walking bus in your school community? Join us for this helpful webinar and our Green-Schools Travel Officers will give you the advice you need to begin. Just in time for Walk to School Week! Register through the link below. Tuesday, 26 September, 2023 at 5pm Register for [...]

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