By Rebecca Flannagan Following the temporary closure of schools, Green-Schools havelaunched their latest project Green-Schools Stay Home. https://greenschoolsireland.org/greenschools_stay_home_travel/ Green-Schools Officers around the country are developing new andinteractive activities that students can take part in from within the homeenvironment. Weekly activities and tips, which are suitable for a widerange of age groups, promise to be fun […]
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By Rebecca Flannagan Our partner Jane Hackett participated in this study visit to Ireland by Interreg Europe as part of the MATCH-UP project. They supervised multi-modal sustainable transport good practices and visited St. Clare’s Primary School to know the improvements they have made under the Green-Schools programme.
By Rebecca Flannagan Green-Schools has been identified as an example of Good Practice by Interreg Europe as part of the MATCH-UP Project. Interreg Europe is a European Body who assist regional and local governments across Europe, working with them to develop and deliver better policy in their regions. The project is being co-ordinated by the […]
By Seimi Flores Today, February 1, a group of eight volunteers enjoyed a great bike ride to «La Estanca» in Corella. We went to the nursing home to pick up four elders with our two «nanacycles» or, in Spanish, «yayacletas». Their names were Pilar Mauro, Pilar Berdonces, Josefina Pérez and Juanjo Láinez , incredible people! […]
In Ireland, fewer than one in 250 girls cycle to school each day. Why are young women avoiding the bike as a means of transport? Research undertaken by Green-Schools, including focus groups with secondary school students, revealed that notwithstanding the usual concerns facing every cyclist (lack of cycle lanes, safety concerns) young women were also […]
By Rebecca Flanagan and Allison Phillips As part of the EU Erasmus+ Project: Sustainable Mobility, Sustainable Community, An Taisce’s Green-Schools Travel Officers Rebecca Flanagan and Allison Phillips, along with six students from St. Tiernan’s Community School, Balally have recently returned from an exchange in Copenhagen after successfully completing the 3rd LTT (learning, teaching and training) in […]
By Allison Roberts 2020 will mark exciting changes for cyclists in West Cork with long-awaited signposted cycle routes being launched early next year. The six routes span from the Kilbrittan whale bones to Glandore and Drombeg stone circle, making use of existing roads to connect and showcase the quietest, flattest and most beautiful routes between […]
By Rebecca Flannagan St. Tiernan’s Green-Schools Committee join 160 fellow students for a screening of the 2040 film: To celebrate Climate Action Week 2019, Green-Schools had two screening of the 2040 film taking place in the Irish Film Institute, Dublin and as part of the Cork Film Festival. Students from the St. Tiernan’s Green-Schools Committee […]
By Rebecca Flanagan November 18-22, is Clean Air Week and Green-Schools Travel Officers are delivering Clean Air focused workshops to Green-Schools around Ireland. The week-long event is the newest campaign from the Green-Schools Travel programme and is focused on raising awareness of, and taking action of, air pollution at school gates. The Green-Schools Committee at […]
By Joanna , An Taisce/Green Schools Thanks, Joanna, for sharing your beautiful memories in Copenhagen!