22 September 2016

Download our new infographic!

Download our new infographic and share your great work this year on the Green-Schools programme this year. The infographic is also available in PDF.

21 September 2016

Green Flag Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for the coming academic year are: First Green Flag Award (Litter & Waste theme): Friday, December 2, 2016 Second and subsequent Green Flag Awards (Renewal applications): Friday, March 24, 2017 If you have any issues please contact us for more information!

12 September 2016

Welcome to our new website!

By |Uncategorized|

Hello and welcome to the new-look Green-Schools website. We are excited to launch the new site, which we hope will offer easier access to news, events and resources to help you with the Green-Schools programme. We will also be launching our new application system this month and an online payment form for buying Green Flags [...]

12 September 2016

Join the World’s Largest Lesson!

Green-Schools is calling on all of our schools to take part in the World’s Largest Lesson during the week beginning 18th September 2016 .  In September 2015 World Leaders committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development: 17 goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years. The World's Largest Lesson is a resource for schools [...]

5 August 2016

Green-Schools ‘The Great Plant Hunt’ Toyota Project Launch

By |Biodiversity|

The official Irish launch of “The Great Plant Hunt” Toyota Project took place on Monday, February 29th at St. Gabriel’s National School Ballyfermot. Students took part in a range of activities indoors due to poor weather conditions including exploring the habits of some common garden animals. Overall the year-long project aims to educate Junior and [...]

5 August 2016

Green-Schools Water Award Winners Announced

By |Water theme|

At the Green-Schools Water Awards, which took place on Wednesday, May 4th,  schools from across Ireland were recognised for reducing their water consumption, raising awareness about water issues and involving their community. The Green-Schools Water programme is operated by An Taisce's Environmental Education Unit and is proudly supported and sponsored by Irish Water. The Green-Schools [...]

5 August 2016

All aboard for Ballybane Community Walking Bus

By |Travel theme|

Last September three parents from Ballybane, Galway decided to start walking their children to school. A few mornings each week they would meet at Ballybane church and walk towards Holy Trinity National school in Mervue. Students chatted, parents got to know each other and there was less congestion outside the school. As the months went [...]