8 August 2019

Vacancy: Green-Schools Research and Development Officer

By |Uncategorized|

The Envrironmental Education Unit (EEU) of An Taisce 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 Coasts and Neat Streets. The Green-Schools programme encompasses the core themes within Green-Schools and promotes long-term, whole-school action for the environment. Green-Schools is [...]

2 July 2019

Green-Schools welcomes Erasmus+ delegation to Dublin

By |Travel theme|

The Green-Schools Programme welcomed groups from Spain, Lithuania and Denmark to Dublin last week to celebrate Bike Week and Velo-City 2019. As part of an Erasmus+ Project: Sustainable Mobility, Sustainable Communities, Green-Schools - partnered with Cyclist.ie (Irish Cycling Advocacy Network) - is taking part in a three-year project which will see 25 students from four [...]

21 June 2019

Kildare SeaKeepers explore Dublin coast

By |Global Citizenship|

Students from St Brigid’s National School, Ticknevin, Co. Kildare took part in a beach exploration workshop at Portmarnock beach hosted by Green-Schools on Tuesday, June 18. The school is one of ten that recently took part in the SeaKeepers Project, a new initiative of the Green-Schools Marine Environment theme, which provides primary school teachers with [...]

12 June 2019

MyWaste.ie and Green-Schools Partnership Launched

By |Litter & Waste|

Minister Richard Bruton launched the partnership between MyWaste.ie and the Green-Schools programme at Our Lady of Consolation National School, Donnycarney on Monday, June 10. While visiting the school Minister Bruton also raised its first Green Flag, which was awarded to the school for their work on the theme of Litter & Waste. MyWaste.ie is Ireland’s [...]

5 June 2019

New Air Quality Toolkits Launched

By |Uncategorized|

Today, June 5, is World Environment Day. Celebrated every year, World Environment Day is the United Nations’ biggest annual event for positive environmental action to encourage worldwide awareness of the need to protect our planet. The theme of World Environment Day 2019 is #BeatAirPollution, calling on governments, industry, communities and individuals to take action to [...]

15 May 2019

Thousands of students celebrate National WOW Day

By |Travel theme|

Monday, May 13: National WOW Day, the midpoint of Green-Schools National Walk to School Week, will be celebrated in schools across the country today. Walk to School Week is the annual celebration of sustainability on the school run. At a time when climate change has entered the national conversation through student action, children have been [...]

14 May 2019

Teacher Training Summer Courses: Dublin, Meath & Online

By |Uncategorized|

Dublin Course Outline: Green-Schools and the Global Goals This year we have updated the Green-Schools Teacher Training Course to include the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The course will help participants to understand the Global Goals and the link between them and the Green-Schools programme.  The course covers all themes of the programme and provides [...]

3 May 2019

Green-Schools collaborate with IFI to launch Walk to School Week 2019

By |Travel theme|

In advance of Walk to School Week 2019 and to celebrate the launch of the new Global Citizenship Travel theme, Green-Schools Travel, together with the Irish Film Institute, are hosting screenings of the beautifully observed documentary, On the Way to School. The film illustrates the lives of four young people in very different parts of [...]

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 [...]