24 February 2020

Scoot to School Week 2020

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

Scoot to School Week will run from March 9th to 13th, 2020 and National SOW Day (Scoot on Wednesdays/Weekdays) will be held on Wednesday March 11th. 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 been awarded [...]

24 February 2020

Ursuline College, Sligo win Division Youth Award with #andshecycles cycle event

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

Following the launch of the Sligo/Leitrim Garda Division Youth Awards 2020, we are delighted to report that Green-School Ursuline College Sligo have won the 'Community Safety Award', an achievement which awards youth groups for outstanding contribution in developing a safety initiative which makes their community a safer place to live. The awards are in their [...]

20 February 2020

Young Reporters for the Environment Competition 2020

The Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Litter Less competition for 2020 is now open! We are inviting Green-Schools secondary schools to investigate and report on local litter and waste issues in your schools and communities and produce an article, video or photograph for the competition. This year, the competition is linked to SDG 12 [...]

19 February 2020

#andshecycles Roadshow Launch Mayo

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

On February 6, the #andshecycles campaign launched its Roadshow in Castlebar, Mayo with a panel event and exhibition in the Leisure Complex at Lough Lannagh. Broadcaster, Angelina Nugent, lead the event as MC, along with panellists including Green-Schools Travel Officer, Caitriona Cunningham, Mayo Ladies Footballer Katheryn Sullivan, cyclist Saoirse O'Reilly and Mayo secondary students St. [...]

11 February 2020

Love 30 Valentine’s Day Competition

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

Here at Green-Schools we love to host challenges and competitions, and for Valentine's Day 2020 we thought we would host a fun competition that’s open to Green-Schools students, parents, school staff, and the local community. We’re inviting you to share the love, and more specifically share and get thinking about Love 30! The Love 30 [...]

30 January 2020

Marine Environment Conference 2020

By |Global Citizenship|

20 schools participated in the two-day Green-Schools Marine Environment Conference in The Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire. The annual event, which is in its fourth successful year, began yesterday on Wednesday, January 29th. The conference, which focuses on the value of our marine environment, was opened by Dr Michael John O’Mahony, Director, An Taisce Environmental [...]

20 January 2020

Green-Schools Travel launch the #andshecycles Roadshow

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

In Ireland, fewer than one in 250 girls cycle to school each day. In 2019 Green-Schools worked with teenage girls to develop the #andshecycles campaign to shine a light on the barriers currently reducing the rate of girls choosing to cycle. The greatest success from the campaign launch was that it stirred up many necessary [...]

20 January 2020

The Big Travel Challenge 2020

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

The Green-Schools Travel team is inviting schools to take part in the big TRAVEL CHALLENGE 2020. This year the Travel competition is celebrating six years of successfully encouraging more students to enjoy the benefits of actively travelling to school in the month of February. Walking, cycling or scooting to school can be an opportunity to increase [...]

20 December 2019

Vacancy: GLOBE Science Education Officer

By |Uncategorized|

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, Neat Streets and GLOBE. GLOBE is an international science and education programme that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity [...]

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 [...]