25 November 2019

Green-Schools and November Climate Strike

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Following the national and international Climate Strikes in September, the Green-Schools programme has been heartened and encouraged by a significant increase in student awareness and participation in climate issues. This has been particularly the case in Green-Schools initiatives like the Water Ambassador Programme and the Climate Ambassador Programme.  Both of these programmes have large numbers [...]

13 November 2019

Green-Schools, Global Goals Conference 2019

By |Global Citizenship|

It’s been a busy end of the year in Green-Schools, with heightening activity happening around climate action, sustainable development and environmental awareness. With support from Irish Aid, the much anticipated Global Goals Conference took place on November 12th, at Radisson Blu Little Island, Cork. Much like last years launch, the conference was great success for [...]

8 November 2019

Clean Air Week 2019

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

Clean Air Week will run from Monday, November 18 to Friday, November 22. This week-long event is the newest campaign from the Green-Schools Travel programme and is focused on raising awareness of, and taking action, air pollution at school gates. Following a study carried out in Spring 2019 in partnership with schools and the [...]

31 October 2019

Green-Schools Irish Water Poster Competition 2020

By |Uncategorized, Water theme|

We are pleased to announce our seventh annual Green-Schools Irish Water Poster Competition! This year's competition's theme is Let's Take Climate Action for Water, which aligns with the theme for World Water Day 2020: Water & Climate Change. This year we have added a new Secondary Schools Video Category, and we're asking individuals or groups [...]

21 October 2019

Mayo Students Have Climate Hope

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Thursday, October 17: Students from five primary schools and one secondary school gathered in the stunning Visitor Centre of Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park as part of Green-Schools' Climate Action Week, the third annual weeklong celebration of climate solutions in schools across Ireland. Climate Action Week is all about encouraging students, teachers and the wider [...]

21 October 2019

Secondary students assemble to save our seas

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Students from Irish and Northern Irish secondary schools spent Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, October 15 and 16, learning about our seas and oceans at two Green-Schools events in Meath and Dublin as part of Climate Action Week. On Tuesday, Ireland’s first Ocean Assembly for secondary students was held in Ashbourne Community College and [...]

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 [...]