Welcome back to the new school year! We hope that all of teachers, students and support staff enjoyed the summer break and have returned refreshed and ready for a new school year.

The two main deadlines for Green-Schools this year are:

  • Friday, November 29, 2019: Deadline for all schools applying for the first Green Flag award (Litter & Waste theme)
  • Friday, March 27, 2020: Deadline for all renewal applications for second and subsequent Green Flags


Each year Green-Schools, in partnership with local authorities, runs seminars for teachers on each of the Green-Schools themes. We are organising these at present with our local authority partners and will update our website (along with sending direct emails to schools) in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on our social media too for any updates.


Each month Green-Schools send out an ezine with information on upcoming events and news from the programme and participating schools. Sign up to receive this monthly ezine below.

Get in touch

We’re looking forward to another busy year helping schools to become, and stay, more environmentally friendly. If you have any questions about your school’s Green-Schools programme or status you can contact us at greenschools@antaisce.org or complete our contact form and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible. Happy new year!

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great