Green-Schools, known internationally as Eco-Schools, is an international environmental education programme, environmental management system and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment. For further information check out the international co-ordination website click here
Green-Schools in Ireland is operated and coordinated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce (FEE member for Ireland), in partnership with Local Authorities throughout the country, is supported by the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, the Department of Transport and is sponsored by Repak, ESB Independent Energy and the Wrigley Company Ltd. For more information on Green-Schools in Ireland click here.
We at St Patrick’s have a very active environmental policy. This great venture was started back in 2004 by Mrs. Maguire. We are very proud of the work our staff and pupils have done to foster a respect for the environment and the need to look after it. In response to our hard work and dedication we have been awarded six green flags to date:
We are currently working towards our 7th Flag ‘Global Energy’.
We take part in National Spring Clean Initiative– Ireland’s premier anti-litter campaign. The campaign takes place during the entire month of April and encourages members from every sector of society to organise and actively participate in a clean up event. For more information on National Spring Clean check out www.nationalspringclean.org
If you have any questions about green schools please visit the national greenschools website
Environmental Education Workshops 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class were very excited to start this five week work shop with […]