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 [...]

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

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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

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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 [...]