4 January 2019

Milking the System

By |Litter & Waste|

Sometimes we are not always presented with sustainable products and it can seem too daunting to find a perfect solution to our plastic problem. The fear of having to make extra effort and ask more questions to product and service suppliers sometimes blocks us from implementing positive environmental change. Last year, Darrara National School made [...]

20 December 2018

Vacancies: Clean Coasts Campaign Officer|Communications Officer

By |Uncategorized|

The Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce is currently recruiting for the following two positions: Clean Coasts Campaign Officer (maternity cover) Clean Coasts Campaign Officer - job spec - Dublin Clean Coasts Campaign Officer - job spec - Dublin Programmes Communications Officer Programme Communications Role - Job Spec Programme Communications Role - Job Spec

13 December 2018

Eco-Schools National Operators Meeting 2018

By |Uncategorized|

You might have seen a lot of activity on our social media accounts towards the end of November promoting a very special event in Cork.During three days in November, Green-Schools Ireland played host to the annual Eco-Schools National Operator Meeting 2018. The Green-Schools programme (known globally as Eco-Schools) is operated in Ireland by An Taisce and is the [...]

27 November 2018

Water Poster Competition 2019

By |Water theme|

Green-Schools are delighted to announce the details of this year’s Green-Schools Water Poster Competition. This is the sixth year we have run this prestigious competition in partnership with Irish Water. Last year we received in excess of 2,000 entries. Promotional posters have been sent to eligible schools  (schools currently working on, or previously awarded for, the Water [...]

20 November 2018

Green-Schools Global Goals Conference 2018

By |Global Citizenship|

It's been a busy end to the year at Green-Schools and the much anticipated Global Goals Conference on November 15th was a huge success. An Taisce’s Green-Schools programme, with support from Irish Aid, premiered the first Global Goals Conference in Dublin's Croke Park, which gathered 10 schools across Ireland to focus on the Global Goals for [...]

8 November 2018

Green-Schools & Irish Water launch sixth year of partnership

By |Water theme|

Following the drought of Summer 2018, Irish Water is delighted to once again sponsor the An Taisce Green-Schools Water theme for the sixth year running. School children across Ireland saved over 389 million litres of water last year, the equivalent of over 450 million cups of coffee, due to their participation in the Green-Schools programme. [...]

30 October 2018

Autumn Biodiversity Activities

By |Biodiversity|

The Irish landscape is in the middle of its amazing annual colour-change, from the lush greens of the summer to the beautiful oranges, yellows and browns of Autumn. Bright red berries cling in great numbers to so many trees and bushes at the moment. This is the perfect time to be appreciating the abundance in [...]

16 October 2018

Climate Action Week 2018

By |Uncategorized|

Now in its second year, Green-Schools’ Climate Action Week 2018 takes place from October 15th to 19th in schools across the country. The annual awareness campaign on climate action highlights how climate change is impacting Ireland. The week long initiative encourages students, teachers and the wider community to talk about climate change and get involved in local [...]

3 October 2018

The Great Plant Hunt 2018 registration

By |Biodiversity|

The Autumn season is rolling in and the turning natural landscape provides a spectacular setting for outdoor class lessons. Registration for the Toyota ‘The Great Plant Hunt’ is now open and Green-Schools are delighted to invite primary schools working on the Biodiversity theme to participate as part of the Green-Schools programme. This is the third year this exciting [...]

2 October 2018

Green-Schools Litter Less Campaign 2018

By |Litter & Waste|

Litter Less Campaign 2018/19 – Open for Applications Only 8 spaces left- Deadline Extended to Friday 12th October – Last Chance to Apply- Litter Less is an international litter awareness programme. It aims to change littering behaviours among young people around the world, to raise awareness of where our waste goes and to involve communities [...]