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 [...]

20 September 2018

Green-Schools Water Ambassador Programme

By |Water theme|

Green-Schools are delighted to announce that the Water Ambassador Programme applications are now open. The Water Ambassador programme is partnered with Irish Water and has successfully focused on the Green-Schools Water theme since 2015. The free programme is tailored for secondary school students from schools who are working on, or have already completed, the Water theme.  Students are asked to [...]

20 September 2018

Marine Environment Forums 2018

By |Global Citizenship|

Green-Schools An Taisce Marine Environment Forums will take place over four dates in the 2018 academic year. The Marine Environment Forums are available for Green-Schools currently on the Marine Environment theme. The forums are designed for senior Primary School level (4th-6th class). Four students and an adult from one class group can attend this fun and [...]

16 September 2018

European Mobility Week

By |Travel theme|

European Mobility Week takes place every year from 16-22 September. This European initiative encourages towns and cities to introduce and promote sustainable transport measures and to invite people to try out alternatives to car use. The theme for 2018 is ‘Multimodality’ and European Mobility Week has adopted the call-to-action ‘Mix and Move!’ to promote the idea [...]

11 September 2018

Teacher training seminars 2018/2019

The Summer season has come and gone now, too fast it may seem, but here in the Green-Schools Office we are excited for the new 2018/2019 academic year. Each year our Local Authority partners organise seminars to introduce teachers to the new themes they’ll be working on this academic year. The seminars will be delivered [...]

23 July 2018

Summer Blog Series – Balloon releases into the natural environment.

In one of his later novels, the late author, Terry Pratchett, said “There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.” Unfortunately, it has become evident in recent years, that letting go of balloons can have much more far-reaching and sinister impacts [...]

6 July 2018

Green-Schools Teacher Training Summer Course 2018

By |Uncategorized|

One of the best weeks during the Green-Schools Summer term is the Teacher Training course. Teachers and Green-Schools Coordinators have an opportunity to immerse themselves in a week long workshop programme, which covers each of the Green-Schools An Taisce themes.   Some teachers are new to Green-Schools, taking the course to gain an insight into [...]

5 July 2018

Summer Blog Series – What a drought!

By |Water theme|

School is officially closed for Summer holidays but the Green-Schools team are still very much at work to inspire local changes with global impacts! For the duration of the holidays we will be publishing a wide variety of sustainable tips and news reports as part of a series of Summer blog posts. In light of [...]