12 January 2022

New resource for inland schools working on the Marine Environment theme

2022-01-12T10:47:05+00:00By |Global Citizenship Marine Environment|

Every year schools from all across the country work towards their Green-Flag for the Global Citizenship: Marine Environment theme. However, not all schools live beside the coast, and we are often asked how the Marine theme can be made relevant to inland schools. With this in mind, we are excited to share “When the [...]

7 January 2022

The Big Travel Challenge 2022

2022-01-10T10:30:36+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

The Green-Schools Travel team is inviting schools to take part in the big TRAVEL CHALLENGE 2022. This year the Travel competition is celebrating seven years of successfully encouraging more students to enjoy the benefits of actively travelling to school in the month of February. Walking, cycling, wheeling or scooting to school can be an opportunity [...]

17 December 2021

Christmas 2021 Closing Dates

2022-01-12T10:49:31+00:00By |Uncategorized|

The Green-Schools office will close from December 22nd, 2021 to January 3rd, 2022 inclusive. At the end of what has been another difficult year, we want to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude and best wishes to the teachers, students, principals, parents, SNAs, caretakers, administrative staff and the wider community of every Green-School [...]

8 December 2021

Current vacancies with Green-Schools / An Taisce EEU

2021-12-09T09:59:57+00:00By |Uncategorized|

The Environmental Education Unit (EEU) of An Taisce is currently inviting applications for two positions within the unit: Green-Schools Secondary Schools Development Officer Communications Officer, Environmental Education Unit The EEU 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 [...]

6 December 2021

#MyBikeStory Winners – Bike Week 2021

2021-12-06T16:58:41+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

National Bike Week took place earlier this year for one week, from September 12-18th and Green-Schools hosted a wide range of activities for schools and individuals to get involved. Travel Officers facilitated bike skills workshops across schools nationwide and students were invited to learn from our many bike-related videos and online resources. We celebrated National [...]

6 December 2021

Global Goals Advent Calendar

2021-12-21T09:50:13+00:00By |Global Citizenship Litter and Waste, Global Citizenship Energy|

Welcome to the Global Goals Advent Calendar! With the festive season fast approaching Green-Schools wanted to take the opportunity to introduce the Global Goals through both fun and engaging activities themed around the advent season! These activities were specifically curated to take minimal time and preparation. We hope you enjoy, and do not forget [...]

3 December 2021

Clean Air Week 2021 – Highlights and updates from November

2021-12-10T10:20:06+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

During November Green-Schools Travel ran their third annual Clean Air Week. The campaign ran from November 15-19th in timing with The European Commission’s third EU Clean Air Forum. Green-Schools sought to engage schools with an digital Clean Air Week campaign, which aimed to raise awareness of air pollution and to engender schools to take [...]

1 December 2021

Water Poster & Video Competition 2022

2021-12-17T13:05:51+00:00By |Uncategorized, Water theme|

We are pleased to invite eligible schools* around Ireland to take part in the Green-Schools Irish Water Poster & Video Competition 2022. This is the eighth year of this competition for schools and there are some great prizes to be won. This year’s theme is Groundwater: Our Hidden Treasure and the deadline for entries [...]

26 November 2021

Twelve Climate Ambassadors Awarded for Outstanding Achievement in 2021

2021-11-26T11:52:13+00:00By |Uncategorized|

An Taisce’s Environmental Education Unit announced twelve Climate Ambassador Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Thursday 25th November, 2021. The awards are an annual opportunity for Climate Ambassadors to connect and reflect, as we recognise and celebrate their fantastic achievements. Initially due to take place in Dublin, the ceremony shifted online due to current covid [...]

10 November 2021

#andshecycles Ambassador Awards Celebrate exceptional students

2021-11-10T15:47:08+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

Thursday, November 4, 2021: Cycling in Ireland is “a boy’s thing” according to research conducted by the Green-Schools Programme of An Taisce as part of its #andshecycles Campaign. Speaking at the inaugural #andshecycles Ambassador Awards in Dublin, researcher Robert Egan presented the findings of Green-Schools’ research into the uptake of cycling among young women, [...]

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