18 May 2022

Safe Routes to School – helping students to cycle to school

2022-07-05T09:26:58+00:00By |Uncategorized|

The Safe Routes to School programme (SRTS) is helping students to cycle to school by providing bike parking spaces and shelters to 283 schools nationwide in 2022. Of the schools who will receive the new infrastructure, 46 schools are Round 1 on the SRTS programme. To celebrate, SRTS visited a diverse range of schools [...]

17 May 2022

Winners of Ireland’s Water School of the Year Award Announced  

2022-06-01T09:43:38+00:00By |Uncategorized|

The achievements of Ireland’s young water champions were celebrated this week at the annual Green-Schools Water Awards. Balbriggan Community College in Fingal (pictured above) was named the Secondary Water School of the Year, while St Brigid’s National School in Meath Hill, Navan, Co. Meath were the winners in the Primary category.  Over the past school [...]

13 May 2022

‘Our Ocean, Our Plan’ Competition Winners Announced

2022-05-13T19:30:34+00:00By |Global Citizenship Marine Environment|

Students from 15 schools were honoured at an award ceremony on Wednesday, May 15, celebrating the winners of this year’s Green-Schools Marine Spatial Planning Competition: Our Ocean, Our Plan. Nine students were awarded for their posters depicting their vision for the future of Ireland’s seas and eight school groups won for their 3D models showing [...]

12 May 2022

#AndSheCycles campaign honours 42 students

2022-05-12T14:41:07+00:00By |Global Citizenship Travel, Travel theme, Travel theme|

At a ceremony in Dublin 42 secondary school students were honoured as new #AndSheCycles Ambassadors by the Green-Schools Programme. The #AndSheCycles Ambassador Programme focuses on addressing the teenage cycling gender gap through supporting student leaders to take action to enable and empower their peers and friends to cycle to school. The 2021/2022 group of Ambassadors [...]

26 April 2022

Freedom Machine Comic Competition: Bike Week 2022

2022-04-28T14:41:19+00:00By |Uncategorized|

Comórtas Greannáin: Turas le mo Mheaisín Saoirse This year for Bike Week we want to hear all about your cycle to school through the medium of the comic strip! Bike Week 2022 takes place from Saturday May 14th to Sunday, May 22nd. National COW Day (Cycle on Wednesday) takes place on Wednesday, May [...]

26 April 2022

Bike Week 2022

2022-05-03T14:21:41+00:00By |Global Citizenship Travel, Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

Bike Week is a celebration of active travel, sustainable transport and simply the joys of cycling a bike! In partnership with the National Transport Authority, this year Green-Schools will celebrate Bike Week in May on Saturday 14th and will run through to Sunday 22nd. National COW Day (Cycle on Wednesdays/Weekdays) will be held on [...]

19 April 2022

Marine Week 2022

2022-04-20T08:58:13+00:00By |Uncategorized|

Well done and thank you to the hundreds of schools and classrooms who joined us throughout #MarineWeek22! We hope everyone enjoyed the informative talks, activities and resources we shared each day. If you missed out on any activities you can catch up with the daily posts below and celebrate your own marine-themed week or [...]

8 April 2022

Current vacancies within the EEU

2022-05-03T14:06:41+00:00By |Uncategorized|

The Environmental Education Unit (EEU) of An Taisce is currently inviting applications for three positions within the unit: 1 x Safe Routes to School Officer (Infrastructure), Safe Routes to School Programme (Kilkenny/Wexford/Waterford) - Deadline April 22nd, 2022 1 x Regional Climate Action Officer (Deadline: April 29th, 2022) 1 x Climate Communications Officer (Deadline: April [...]

4 April 2022

Global Children’s Designathon comes to Cork County

2022-04-04T15:14:58+00:00By |Uncategorized|

Monday, April 4, 2022: The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Gillian Coughlan was the guest of honour today at a ceremony for 100 students from six Cork schools participating in the Global Children’s ‘Our Future Our Planet’ Designathon. Organised by the Green-Schools Programme, the six schools are the first schools in Ireland taking [...]

20 March 2022

Renewal Application Deadline

2022-04-19T15:27:08+00:00By |Uncategorized, Uncategorized, Uncategorized, Uncategorized, Uncategorized, Uncategorized|

The deadline for schools to apply for the renewal of their Green Flag Award is Friday, April 1st, 2022. Following the award of your school’s first Green Flag, each subsequent application is a “Renewal”, so-called as you are “renewing” your Green Flag award under a new theme. Schools must submit renewal applications every two [...]

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