22 October 2020

Green-Schools Irish Water Awards 2020 Winners Announced at Online Ceremony

2020-10-22T13:34:38+00:00By |Water theme|

Green-Schools moved its annual Water Awards ceremony online today, with a virtual ceremony shown on screens in 24 schools around the country. Postponed in May due to COVID-19 restrictions, the ceremony celebrates the winners of the annual Water School of the Year Awards; Water poster competition and Water Ambassador Programme. The Green-Schools Water theme is [...]

8 October 2020

Bike Shed Challenge Winner Announced

2020-10-08T15:35:25+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

In September, as part of the rescheduled Bike Week, Green-Schools invited schools to take on the #BikeShedChallenge to be in with a chance to win a free bike shelter along with a cycling accessories goodie pack. Schools were asked to demonstrate their need for a bike shed upgrade by posting a photo on social [...]

8 October 2020

Green Flag Themed Guidance Documents – 2020/2021

2020-10-08T12:32:45+00:00By |Uncategorized|

The Irish school community has done an AMAZING job to ensure our schools can re-open and our students can return to school in a safe and happy environment. The Green-Schools team would like to acknowledge the phenomenal work of principals, teachers, caretakers, secretaries, Boards of Management and Parents Associations. We understand that school communities [...]

7 October 2020

Dublin’s second ‘School Zone’ is launched at Central Model School

2020-10-07T11:23:46+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

School Zones have taken the City by storm with brightly coloured pedestrian friendly spaces popping up outside schools. Francis Street CBS marked the launch of the first of a series of  School Zones, followed by the same #SafetoSchool infrastructure being developed outside Central Model School. Dublin City Council along with many other Local Authorities [...]

7 October 2020

International Day of the Girl Child: My Voice, Our Equal Future

2020-10-09T09:34:07+00:00By |Uncategorized, Global Citizenship Litter and Waste, Global Citizenship Energy|

11 October 2020, is the UN International observed Day of the Girl Child. Did you know that there over 1.1 billion girls around the World under 18? Whilst many young women in 2020 have the opportunity to work towards realising their full potential as female leaders, entrepreneurs and some of the greatest change-makers the [...]

6 October 2020

Secondary schools – Register for the Neat Streets Programme 2020/21

2020-10-06T11:41:55+00:00By |Litter & Waste, Global Citizenship Litter and Waste|

An Taisce’s Neat Streets Programme has opened registration for the 2020/21 academic year, and this year is extra special as Neat Streets celebrates their 10th year of students taking action for their environment! Spaces are limited, so if your school is interested, please complete the registration form here. Register Neat Streets [...]

5 October 2020

Green-Schools Online Teacher Training Seminar

2020-10-23T14:54:13+00:00By |Uncategorized|

Registrations are now open for Green-Schools teacher training seminars! These seminars will be hosted online through Zoom, with individual thematic seminars to give specific guidance for each Green-Schools theme. Each seminar will include a theme presentation and Q&A session and will last approximately 1 hour. Green-Schools delivers our seminar series in conjunction with our [...]

1 October 2020

National Tree Day

2020-10-01T10:26:38+00:00By |Biodiversity|

Today, October 1st is National Tree Day and to celebrate Green-Schools are encouraging schools to get involved in various initiatives from planting trees to learning about their important role in our ecosystem. Forests and woodlands host rich habitats for most of the biodiversity on our planet and in terms of climate change mitigation they [...]

29 September 2020

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

2020-09-30T16:36:19+00:00By |Biodiversity, Litter & Waste, Global Citizenship Litter and Waste, Global Citizenship Biodiversity and Food|

September 29th marks the first ever United Nations observed International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, and on this day Green-Schools will celebrate the launch of its tenth and newest Green Flag; Global Citizenship Food and Biodiversity. Food loss and waste is occurring in many of the wealthier countries worldwide, and at [...]

25 September 2020

Climate Action Week 2020

2020-10-22T13:35:35+00:00By |Uncategorized|

Ireland’s fourth Climate Action Week will run from October 12th to 18th, 2020, so please mark it in your school calendars now and download your poster, pledge and other resources below. If you host an Action Day during Climate Action Week, it will count towards your Green Flag application! Top Ten Resources Event Organisers Guide / Treoir [...]

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