Water

Water is one of the core themes of the Green-Schools programme. The Water theme looks at developing awareness around water conservation and how to effectively manage this important resource in our schools and at home. The Water theme is sponsored by Uisce Éireann.
Sustainable Development Goals

During 2019/2020 Green-Schools students saved 592 million litres of water. That’s enough to fill 20 olympic sized swimming pools, or make 2.3 billion cups of tea!

Green-Schools is at the heart of everyday life in our school. We found the addition of the Water theme very relevant and applicable to home and school. There was tremendous scope for integration with the water theme and lesson ideas are endless.

Ballagh National School, Kilrooskey, Co. Roscommon

1. 7 Steps in Action!

The Green Schools 7 Steps in Action explainer video outlines the steps involved in getting your water flag.

2. Our Water from Cloud to Glass

The Green Schools 7 Steps in Action explainer video outlines the steps involved in getting your water flag. The Green-Schools Our Water from Cloud to Glass explainer video outlines the journey water goes on to get to our taps and points out many important uses of water.

News

We have an extensive range of resources covering all themes.

Welcome to Biodiversity Week 2024! We are delighted to be celebrating Irish Wildlife with you! This year we are focussing on all of the different ways we can protect and …

An Taisce’s popular summer courses are back! Green-Schools & the Global Goals Summer Course The Green-Schools Summer Course, entitled “Green-Schools and the Global Goals” is happy to announce that […]

And the winner is… Ireland’s Travel School of the Year for 2024 is Cappawhite National School, Co. Tipperary! At a ceremony in Haughton House of Dublin Zoo on Thursday, […]

Contact us:
Ruth Gaj McKeever

Senior Green-Schools Coordinator, Water
01-4002222
rgmckeever@eeu.antaisce.org

Contact us:
Caoimhe O'Brien Moran

Senior Green-Schools Officer
01-4002222
cobrienmoran@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. Mary’s N.S., Milltown

St Mary’s National School is based in Milltown, Dublin 6 and was awarded the Green Flag for Water in May 2015. The school presently has 14 teachers and 275 students in attendance.

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Blackrock College

Blackrock College is based in Blackrock, Co. Dublin and was awarded the Green Flag for Water in 2015. This large secondary school presently has 90 teachers and 1004 students in attendance.

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Coláiste Na Toirbhirte, Bandon

Coláiste Na Toirbhirte was awarded the Green Flag award for the Water theme in May 2013. It is a large secondary school, with 40 teachers and 530 students, based in Bandon, Co Cork.

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Midleton CBS Secondary, Co. Cork

Midleton CBS were awarded the Water School of the Year award in May 2017, as the overall secondary school winners. The school, based in Midleton, Co. Cork, is made up of 700 students and 60 teachers.

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