Green-Schools Projects

A number of projects operate within the Green-Schools programme. These projects complement our themes and are usually open to participants on a certain theme for a limited time period. These projects are usually aimed at specific school, classroom or age groups and may be offered depending on a school’s location or level of engagement with Green-Schools. Please click the link below for further information on these projects.

Green-Schools Stay Home

Green-Schools are developing new and interactive activities that students can take part in from within the home environment. Activities promise to be fun and educational and can be completed individually or involve the whole family. Weekly activities, which are suitable for a wide range of age groups, will be added under the below themes. Share your feedback and your progress on our social media platforms tagging @greenschoolsire and use the #GreenSchoolsStayHome

Litter and Waste

 

Energy

 

Water

 

Travel

 

Biodiversity

 

Global Citizenship

 

The Marine Environment

 

Summer Activities

 

Litter Less Campaign

Litter Less is an international anti-litter campaign coordinated by Eco-Schools International and sponsored by Mars Wrigley. The campaign encourages students to tackle litter and waste issues in their school through regular monitoring, awareness raising and behaviour change. Participating schools are given additional financial support to go towards their Green-Schools actions. The campaign is open to primary schools currently working on the Green-Schools Litter and Waste theme. Spaces on the campaign are limited so register your interest early.

 

LitterLess

 

Neat Streets

Fellow Environmental Education Unit Programme, Neat Streets, offers secondary schools who are currently working towards achieving the Green Flag for Litter and Waste or working on the Global Citizenship Litter and Waste an opportunity to get involved in Neat Streets. The programme is divided up into a number of primary stages over the academic year from registration to awards to help participants run a successful anti-litter and waste campaign. Each school will develop a Neat Streets model that best suits its own circumstances, as schools will identify different priorities and set specific targets following initial investigations. Participating students should be given flexibility to design a project they feel will be most effective in reaching their schoolmates and also engaging the wider community, with novel and creative ideas encouraged. Registrations open up at the beginning of each academic year and places are limited. Register your interest today!

Neat Streets

 

Water Ambassador Programme

The Water Ambassador Programme is an initiative run by Green-Schools and sponsored by Irish Water. The Ambassador Programme offers secondary school students the opportunity to learn about this invaluable resource and to develop a campaign in their school and community to raise awareness about water conservation and reduce water waste. Read more and download an application form at the link below.

Water Ambassador Programme

 

#andshecycles #andshecycles

Green-Schools Travel has been working with teenage girls to develop a campaign that shines a light on barriers that are preventing them from cycling and start some necessary conversations. #andshecycles is a national campaign that wants to help girls get back on their bikes while addressing some of the reasons they’re reluctant to in the first place. Read more about this campaign at the link below.

#andshecycles

 

Erasmus+

Green-Schools Travel will partner with ECF (European Cyclists’ Federation) member Cyclist.ie who are the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network in Ireland, to host the EU Erasmus+ Project: Sustainable Mobility, Sustainable Community in Ireland. The three-year project will see students from four European countries collaborate to promote cycling, social inclusion and youth empowerment. ECF member Biciclistas de Corella will partner with IES Alhama High School in Spain, ECF member Frie Fugle Denmark will partner with Randersgades Skole in Copenhagen and Sūduvos Vietos Veiklos Grupė  in Lithuania will work with their own youth volunteers.

Erasmus+

 

Investigate Forests

Investigate Forests is an exciting new project that allows students to learn about the importance of trees and forests. 100 schools around the country, who are working on the Biodiversity theme have signed up to take part this year. The project is being run jointly by LEAF (Learning About Forests) and Green Schools and is supported by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Investigate Forests

 

The Great Plant Hunt

The Great Plant Hunt (TGPH) is a one-year international biodiversity education campaign, focusing on raising nature awareness in Primary Schools. It is taking place across 16 European countries. The Campaign is a joint initiative of Toyota Motor Europe and the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Read more and download an application form at the link below.

The Great Plant Hunt

 

The SeaKeepers Project

The SeaKeepers Project is a new initiative of the Green-Schools Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme, which provides primary school teachers with a suite of resources and lesson plans focusing on the ecology of six native Irish marine species. Click the button below for more information.

 

The SeaKeepers Project

 

Climate Ambassador

Become a Climate Leader! Fellow Environmental Education Unit Programme, Climate Ambassador, is a great programme for secondary schools who are currently working towards achieving or renewing the Green-Schools Green Flag. The programme is a great opportunity for students to become leaders in their school, and network with other Climate Ambassadors nationwide from other secondary schools, college campus’, workplaces or community groups. Together the Climate Ambassador network promotes positive climate actions in a local context.

 

Climate Ambassador