3 May 2019

Getting to the Green Flag Awards Ceremony

By |Uncategorized|

Congratulations to the hundreds of schools around the country who received their Green Flag award notification - we can't wait to meet you at our award ceremonies in May. This year Green-Schools are hosting 16 ceremonies in eight locations around Ireland for 4,000 attendees! If you are travelling to a ceremony we would ask you [...]

1 May 2019

Green-Schools Irish Water Awards 2019 Winners Announced

By |Uncategorized, Water theme|

Wednesday, 1 May 2019: Students from across Ireland were honoured for their efforts promoting water conservation and awareness at an award ceremony in Dublin today. Two schools, Ballaghkeene National School (Wexford) and St. Louis’ Secondary School (Dundalk) were named Ireland’s Water Schools of the Year for their hard work on the Green-Schools Water theme, which [...]

24 April 2019

Vacancy: Biodiversity Officer (Maternity Cover)

By |Biodiversity|

The Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce is currently recruiting for the following role: Green-Schools Biodiversity Officer (Maternity Cover). Please download the job spec below for further information. The application form to apply is also available to download. Job specifications: Green-Schools Biodiversity Officer (Maternity Cover) Click to download Application Form Closing date: 5pm, Friday, May [...]

17 April 2019

Vacancy: Green-Schols Travel Programme Administration Officer

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The Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce is recruiting a full time GREEN-SCHOOLS TRAVEL (GST) PROGRAMME ADMINISTRATION OFFICER to work in their Dublin office. Download job description: click here Download application form: click here Closing date: Friday, April 19th 

16 April 2019

Green-Schools Visits Northern Spain as part of the Erasmus+ Programme

By |Travel theme|

The National Manager of the Green-Schools Travel Programme, Jane Hackett, travelled to Corella, Spain in late March as part of the Erasmus + Project entitled Sustainable Mobility : Sustainable Communities. The project focuses on: youth empowerment, sustainable mobility, community engagement and cultural exchange. Cyclist.ie contacted Green-Schools in early 2018 with a view to becoming an [...]

11 April 2019

St. Peter’s NS win Ireland’s Travel School of the Year

By |Travel theme|

Thursday, April 11 2019: St. Peter’s National School from Dromiskin in Louth was today named ‘Ireland’s Travel School of the Year’ at a ceremony in Dublin Zoo. Green-Schools presented the school with their award at the event honouring the winners of this year’s Green-Schools Big Travel Challenge 2019. Ten other schools were also awarded on the day for their efforts promoting sustainable and [...]

27 March 2019

Climate Action Teacher Resource launched

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Wednesday, March 27: The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D. announced that a new Climate Action teacher resource will be available to all post primary schools from today. Announcing the new resource, Minister Bruton said, “This resource, developed by the Green-Schools team, will help ‘bring climate action into the classroom’, providing [...]

26 March 2019

I’VE GOT THE POWER! Eco-Schools Video Campaign

By |Uncategorized|

In 2019, Eco-Schools celebrates 25 years of excellence in the field of Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development. This campaign aims to involve each and every actor within the Eco-Schools global network – students, teachers, school and University administration, school staff, volunteers, other organisations, and our institutional and corporate partners – to voice a [...]

13 March 2019

Report from Ocean Youth Summit 2018

By |Water theme|

Hi, I’m Don Crowley, an 18-year old-student in Newpark Comprehensive school in Blackrock. From the age of 13 I have been very involved in the Green-Schools programme and I have a strong interest in taking action against all issues our planet is facing. In the middle of Summer 2018 I got an email from my [...]

3 March 2019

SeaKeepers Project makes a splash!

By |Water theme, Biodiversity, Global Citizenship|

The Green-Schools Team is delighted to launch our latest initiative: SeaKeepers. The Green-Schools SeaKeepers Project is a new pilot we are currently running with a selection of schools working on the Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme. We are especially excited to launch this new project on World Wildlife Day 2019, whose theme this year is  [...]