12 June 2017

Summer Teacher Training Courses

We are now accepting registrations for this summer's Green-Schools Approved Teacher Training Courses in Dublin and Meath. The courses run from July 3rd - 7th from 9.30am - 2.30pm and attendees qualify for three EPV days following completion. Dublin Course - NOW FULLY BOOKED The Dublin course takes place in the Green-Schools office in Dublin [...]

29 May 2017

The Green-Schools Shop is open!

We are happy to announce that our shop is open. Schools can now purchase Green Flags and our new pennants online. Purchasing a Green Flag or pennant is a two-step process: Complete the form in our shop with your request to purchase a flag or pennant Following approval by Green-Schools you will be sent a [...]

12 May 2017

Walk to School Week launched by Ireland’s Travel School of the Year

By |Travel theme|

Ireland’s newly crowned Travel School of the Year launched next week’s National Walk to School week on Wednesday, May 10. Scoil Ghobnatan from Mallow were at the Green-Schools Travel Awards in Kilmainham ahead of this year’s celebration of active and sustainable travel on the school run. Taking place from Monday, May 15th to Friday, May [...]

9 May 2017

Secondary school student wins Bike Week logo competition

By |Travel theme|

A student from Limerick School of Art and Design has won the National Bike Week logo competition, which was run in partnership with Green-Schools. A total of 153 entries were received from students in schools and third level institutes from all over Ireland. National Bike Week is taking place from June 10th until June 18th [...]

9 May 2017

Winners of the Green-Schools Ireland 2040 – Our Plan Poster Competition Announced

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Winners of the ‘Green-Schools Ireland 2040 – Our Plan’ Poster Competition were presented with their prizes by Minister Simon Coveney at an Awards Ceremony at the Custom House, Dublin on Wednesday 3rd May. Over 3,000 students from 255 schools representing every county in Ireland responded to the challenge of creating a poster to share their [...]

4 May 2017

Green-Schools Irish Water Award Winners Announced

By |Uncategorized, Water theme|

Today at the Green-Schools Water Awards schools from cities and towns across Ireland were recognised for their work on the Water theme of the Green-Schools programme. The awarded schools reduced their water consumption; spread awareness of water conservation and involved their community in the theme. The Green-Schools programme is coordinated by An Taisce’s Environmental Education [...]

2 May 2017

Water Poster Competition Winners 2017

By |Water theme|

This year we were overwhelmed with entries to the Green-Schools Irish Water Poster Competition. The Green-Schools office received over 3,000 entries from schools all over Ireland, all focused on this year's theme: Global Goal 6, Clean Water and Sanitation. You can view our winning 12 posters below. Thank you to all of the schools and [...]

24 April 2017

Getting to the Green Flag awards

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Congratulations to the hundreds of schools around the country who received their Green Flag award notification - we can't wait to meet you at our award ceremonies in May. This year Green-Schools are hosting 18 ceremonies in eight locations around Ireland for 4,000 attendees! If you are travelling to a ceremony we would ask you [...]

7 April 2017

Vacancy: Green-Schools Climate Action Officer

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The Environmental Education Unit (EEU) of An Taisce operates a number of highly successful national and international environmental education and management programmes such as Green-Schools, Blue Flag, National Spring Clean, Clean Coasts and Learning about Forests. Green-Schools is now co-ordinating a National Climate Action & Awareness Programme which will involve raising awareness about the issue [...]

3 April 2017

Free Halfords Gear-UP Workshops

By |Travel theme|

Green-Schools is delighted to be teaming up with Halfords once again to roll out their Gear-UP workshops to schools who are currently taking part in the Travel theme or have been awarded the Green Flag for Travel. These workshops will complement the activities your Green-Schools Travel Officer does with your school and will allow students to [...]