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

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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  [...]

7 February 2019

Marine Planning Poster Competition Launched

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The Green-Schools Programme is excited to launch its newest poster competition: the Green-Schools Marine Spatial Planning Competition 'Our Seas Our Future' 2019. The competition is open to schools who are currently working on, or have been awarded the Green Flag for, the Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme. This is the first year of the competition [...]

30 January 2019

Green-Schools Marine Environment Conference 2019

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Our third annual Green-Schools Marine Environment Conference began in Galway on Tuesday, January 29th. Taking place over two days in Salthill, the conference is supported by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. 21 schools attended the conference which focuses on our marine environment and the threatening effects pollution is having on biodiversity. In [...]

24 January 2019

SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY | SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY, AN ERASMUS+ PROJECT

An Taisce’s Green-Schools Travel programme will partner with Cyclist.ie (Irish Cycling Advocacy Network), to host the EU Erasmus+ Project: Sustainable Mobility, Sustainable Community in Ireland. The three-year project will see 25 students from four European countries collaborate to promote cycling, social inclusion and youth empowerment. Corella, Spain, will host the initial cultural exchange experience [...]

22 January 2019

The Big Travel Challenge 2019

The Green-Schools Travel team is inviting schools to take part in the big TRAVEL CHALLENGE 2019. This year the Travel competition is celebrating five years of successfully encouraging more students to enjoy the benefits of actively travelling to school in the month of February. Walking, cycling or scooting to school can be an opportunity to increase physical activity [...]

7 January 2019

A Clean Start to 2019

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Welcome back to the second part of the 2018/19 academic year. The staff here at Green-Schools are well rested after the Christmas break and ready for the new calendar of exciting events and programmes. January often comes with great promise of ‘a fresh start’. We put high expectations on ourselves to be healthier, achieve more [...]