Green Schools Initiative

Local authorities work with schools to raise awareness of how to protect the environment.

Green-Schools is run by An Taisce in cooperation with local authorities throughout Ireland.

The Green-Schools programme can help schools to:

  • Improve the school environment
  • Reduce litter and waste
  • Reduce fuel bills and energy usage
  • Reduce water consumption
  • Promote car-free travel to school
  • Increase environmental awareness
  • Involve the local community
  • Gain local publicity
  • Create links with other schools in Ireland and abroad

Green-Schools is a long-term programme, and the award needs to be renewed every two years. The award is in the form of a Green Flag that can be flown outside the school or displayed in a foyer. Award winners will also receive a certificate, a logo to display on headed notepaper, and other publicity material.

How to Apply for Green Schools

If you are interested in applying for the Green Schools programme, please visit to complete you application.

Queries in relation to green schools can be directed to