14 October 2019

Climate Action Week launched by students at 2040 screening

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Monday, October 14: Students from seven Dublin secondary schools gathered in the IFI Cinema today to launch Green-Schools' Climate Action Week, the third annual weeklong celebration of climate solutions in schools across Ireland. During Climate Action Week, Green-Schools hope to encourage students, teachers and the wider community to have climate conversations and get involved in [...]

11 October 2019

Things to do for Climate Action Week 2019

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It's Climate Action Week next week! Every Green-Schools theme helps to either mitigate or adapt to climate change in some way and here's some ideas on how your school can get involved... Litter & Waste Zero Waste Lunch Create posters, deliver intercom announcements and present sustainable alternatives to single use plastic at your school assembly [...]

2 October 2019

Vacancies: Green-Schools Travel Officer, Communications Officer & Environmental Education and Administration Officer

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The Environmental Education Unit (EEU) of An Taisce is the national operator of a number of highly successful environmental education and management programmes such as Green-Schools, Blue Flag, National Spring Clean, Clean Coasts and Neat Streets. The Green-Schools Travel programme operates on a national basis and encourages sustainable travel to school and is the largest programme operated [...]

23 September 2019

#AndSheCycles Video and Six Weeks of Giveaways Launched

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We're very excited to share our campaign video for the #andshecycles campaign: Captioned version: About #andshecycles In Ireland, fewer than one in 250 girls cycle to school each day. Green-Schools launched its latest campaign ‘#andshecycles’ on Thursday September 19, in the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. #andshecycles focuses on encouraging young [...]

22 September 2019

Green-Schools Seminars 2019/2020

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Welcome back to the new Green-Schools year! Every year, in partnership with local authorities, we host seminars for teachers in locations across the country. These one-hour seminars are focused on introducing teachers to new Green-Schools themes and are a great place to meet Green-Schools and local authority staff; get information on the theme you're beginning [...]

19 September 2019

Climate Strikes & Green-Schools

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The Green-Schools Programme is greatly encouraged and inspired by Friday’s planned Climate Strikes across Ireland and around the world. Green-Schools supports the students, teachers, schools and their wider communities in taking action. The time of actively ignoring the issues of our degrading environment, our climate emergency and our global biodiversity crisis are now truly over. [...]

16 September 2019

#andshecycles Campaign Launch

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Just one in every 250 teenage girls cycle to school every day... Green-Schools is finding out why. Green-Schools Travel has been working with teenage girls to develop a campaign that shines a light on barriers that are preventing them from cycling and start some necessary conversations. #andshecycles is a national campaign that wants to help girls [...]

13 September 2019

Climate Action Teacher Training

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The Green-Schools Climate Action Team are taking its newest Junior Cycle resource on tour! Join us in Tipperary, Dublin, Waterford or Sligo for a 2-hour workshop specifically for secondary school teachers. We will take you through some of the activities in the 40-page resource, including a round of the popular game Cards Against Climate Change, [...]

8 September 2019

Vacancies: Green-Schools Officer, Secondary Schools Travel Officer and Travel Officer (Maternity Cover)

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The Environmental Education Unit (EEU) of An Taisce is the national operator of a number of highly successful environmental education and management programmes such as Green-Schools, Blue Flag, National Spring Clean, Clean Coasts and Neat Streets. Green-Schools promotes long-term, whole-school action for the environment. Green-Schools is a student-led programme with involvement from the wider community. [...]

23 August 2019

Green-Schools 2019/2020

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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 [...]