Global Citizenship - Energy

This maintenance theme gives schools the chance to revise the Energy theme while looking at issues surrounding energy on a global scale. The most obvious global link to the energy theme is of course Climate Change, the most serious environmental problem of our time and is intrinsically linked to our energy use.
Sustainable Development Goals

In 2017/2018 Green-Schools students saved 21.4 million units of electricity & 2.5 million litres of heating oil!

We have seen a dramatic reduction in our electricity and oil costs. Our children are much more aware of the need to conserve energy and do this as part of their normal day. They view themselves as Global Citizens and have a greater understanding of what they have in common with children living around the world. They also have a greater awareness of the interdependence of all – and how this translates into the need to use renewable energy where possible.

Scoil An Spioraid Naoimh, Roxborough, Ballysheedy, Co. Limerick
Explore the 17 Sustainable Development Goals through books suitable for all ages in our Global Goals Book Club. Click the button below to access a book for almost all SDGs (with more on the way) and the recordings and resources to bring the stories and the goals to life!

News

We have an extensive range of resources covering all themes.

In 2024, our fellow Environmental Education Unit programme, National Spring Clean, are celebrating their 25th birthday! National Spring Clean is the biggest and longest-running anti-litter campaign in Ireland, established in …

Welcome to Marine Week 2024! Green-Schools Marine Week 2024 is coming soon from Monday 15th – Friday 19th April! Join us for a week of free online activities and learning […]

  Join us for Global Goals Week as we discuss a different Sustainable Development Goal each day of the week. Schools from Ireland, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana and Dubai will meet online …

Birgit O'Driscoll

Green-Schools Coordinator
Global Citizenship
bodriscoll@eeu.antaisce.org

Resources

We have an extensive range of resources covering all themes.

Case Studies

We have an extensive range of resources covering all themes.
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St. Peters National School, Dromiskin

St Peters National School received the Green Flag for Global Citizenship - Energy in 2016. They currently have 11 teachers and 227 students attending the school.

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St. Brigid’s Girls National School, Palmerstown

St. Brigid’s GNS is based in Palmerstown and was awarded the Green Flag for Global Citizenship - Energy in 2016. The school presently has 20 teachers and 360 pupils in attendance.

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St Joseph’s Secondary School, Castlebar

St. Joseph's Secondary School is an all girls school in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. There are 480 students and 30 teaching staff. They were awarded the Green Flag for Global Citizenship - Energy in May 2016.

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SN Muire Letterfrack

SN Muire Letterfrack is a small school in West Galway with big ambitious plans to tell everyone about Climate Change!

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