25 May 2020

Green Flag 2020 – Congratulations!

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Green-Schools wishes to congratulate all Green-Schools students, school staff and families who helped schools in achieving and renewing the Green Flag 2020! Join in on the celebrations virtually from today May 25-29th for a week of #GreenFlag2020 celebrations! We will have lots of video messages throughout the week from Green-Schools Officers, Environmental Awareness Officers and Sponsors [...]

19 May 2020

International Day for Biological Diversity Friday, 22 May

By |Biodiversity|

We are all spending a lot more time at home, working, learning and playing all within our 2-5km zones. Green-Schools students, more than ever, are spending more time outdoors connecting with nature. With fewer cars on the roads and planes in the air we have a better chance of hearing birds singing, bees buzzing and [...]

8 May 2020

Green Flag Achievements 2020

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Thank you to all the schools who have been submitting their applications to us over the last few months. We know there are still some schools who were waiting to access information on site and we will work with those schools to ensure your work is rewarded whenever possible over the coming months. However, we [...]

7 May 2020

Walk to School Week 2020 (with a Twist)

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

How well do you know your 2-5km radius zone? Whilst we can't run our annual week-long, walk to school call to action event this year, we have an idea to celebrate Walk to School Week 2020 with a twist! We are asking students and families to take a walk into the great outdoors and discover what their [...]

22 April 2020

50 Years of Earth Day

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On April 22, 2020 Earth Day celebrates 50 years of diversifying, educating and activating the environmental movement worldwide. Since its creation in 1970 the Earth has seen many shifts, both culturally and environmentally. We have faced environmental challenges, such global climate change and biodiversity loss but we have also seen great progress in environmental awareness [...]

22 April 2020

Green-Schools Launch Stay Home Project

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Following the temporary closure of schools, Green-Schools have launched their latest project Green-Schools Stay Home. Green-Schools Officers around the country are developing new and interactive activities that students can take part in from within the home environment. Weekly activities and tips, which are suitable for a wide range of age groups, promise to be fun [...]

9 April 2020

Green-Schools Irish Water Poster Competition 2020 Results

By |Water theme|

This year's Green-Schools Irish Water Poster Competition focused on the message: "Let's take Climate Action for Water" which aligned with the theme for World Water Day 2020 while incorporating a positive message of action. This year we also added a new Secondary Schools Video Category. The poster competition encouraged students to investigate the relationship between water [...]

8 April 2020

Water Ambassador Progress Report Winners

By |Water theme|

After reviewing the very high quality water ambassadors reports submitted this year 2019/20 ambassadors were chosen in each region to be awarded a tablet. Three water ambassadors have won a tablet for their work completed so far on the water ambassador programme 2019/20. The winners from each region are:   West/North: Margaret Nnadi, 2nd year [...]

30 March 2020

Green-Schools identified as an example of Good Practice by Interreg Europe

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

Green-Schools has been identified as an example of Good Practice by Interreg Europe as part of the MATCH-UP Project. Interreg Europe are a European Body who assist regional and local governments across Europe, working with them to develop and deliver better policy in their regions. The Project is being co-ordinated by the Southern Regional Assembly [...]

12 March 2020

The Green-Schools office is currently closed…

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Due to the school closures, all Green-Schools events and renewal visits are postponed. We have extended our Green-Flag application deadline for schools who would usually be submitting their application online at this time. We would like to sincerely thank all those who have continued to submit their applications to us during this time- it’s been wonderful [...]