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

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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

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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

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 to-end of 2019/2020 term deadline. We would like to sincerely thank all those who have continued to submit their applications to us during this time- it’s been wonderful to read about all the amazing work [...]

4 March 2020

Green-Schools Teacher Training Summer Courses

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Calling all Primary and Secondary school teachers! The Green-Schools Summer Course is back, running from July 6th-10th in Dublin and 1st-7th in Cork City. €75 for the week Lunch included 3 EPV days approved Places are limited! Dublin Course details Cork Course details   Green-Schools and the Global Goals Following increased interest from coordinators to [...]

24 February 2020

Scoot to School Week 2020

Scoot to School Week will run from March 9th to 13th, 2020 and National SOW Day (Scoot on Wednesdays/Weekdays) will be held on Wednesday March 11th. Green-Schools would like to invite all primary schools currently on Travel and Global Citizenship Travel to participate in National Scoot to School Week. Schools who have already been awarded [...]

24 February 2020

Ursuline College, Sligo win Division Youth Award with #andshecycles cycle event

Following the launch of the Sligo/Leitrim Garda Division Youth Awards 2020, we are delighted to report that Green-School Ursuline College Sligo have won the 'Community Safety Award', an achievement which awards youth groups for outstanding contribution in developing a safety initiative which makes their community a safer place to live. The awards are in their [...]

20 February 2020

Young Reporters for the Environment Competition 2020

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The Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Litter Less competition for 2020 is now open! We are inviting Green-Schools secondary schools to investigate and report on local litter and waste issues in your schools and communities and produce an article, video or photograph for the competition. This year, the competition is linked to SDG 12 [...]