Biodiversity is the fifth Green-Schools theme and looks at steps which can be taken to increase awareness of the importance of native plants, animals and habitats, and to increase species-richness in a locality.

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Ireland has 98 native bee species, one third of which are in decline. A study from the Department of the Environment found that bees are worth a whopping €53m to our economy each year!

Case studies

Scoil Bhríde Eglantine

Scoil Bhríde Eglantine is a Primary School on the Douglas Road in Cork City. It has 550 students [...]

Our Lady of Victories Infant School

Our Lady of Victories Infant School is a Junior School in Dublin City. It has 245 students and 18 teaching staff. They were awarded their Green Flag for Biodiversity in May 2016.

Sacred Heart Secondary School, Westport

Sacred Heart School is a Secondary School in Westport, Co. Mayo. It has 590 students and 55 teaching [...]

[The Biodiversity theme]…encompasses all the important issues of the planet in one. It is relevant and so interesting; children are innately fascinated by the world around them. It boosted me, as coordinator to really promote our local marsh and coastline.
Ms. Cawley, St. Mary’s BNS, Booterstown

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Videos

Biodiversity Day at Coláiste Chiaráin

The Green-Schools Committee celebrated International Biodiversity Day in November 2012.