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March 2020 Update

The deadline for Green School applications is currently extended indefinetly. Green Schools will announce a new deadline once schools reopen. 

We would like to ensure that all schools will be rewarded for the work they have put into achieveing their flag. Any queries regarding applications can be sent to envaware@dlrcoco.ie

Applications are still being accepted and can be submitted through the Green Schools website here: https://greenschoolsireland.org/apply/


Green-Schools, known internationally as Eco-Schools, is an environmental education programme run by An Taisce and local authorities, designed to promote and acknowledge whole school action for the environment.



Schools undertake long term projects on environmental issues such as waste and litter management, energy, water, sustainable transport and biodiversity. On a practical front the Green-Schools programme helps schools to reduce waste and save money on waste charges and it also helps schools to conserve energy and water, therefore saving on utility bills. There approximately 100 schools in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council area registered with An Taisce Green-Schools. Many of these schools have achieved Green-Schools status and proudly fly the internationally recognised Green Flag. Following the award of their first Green Flag for the Litter & Waste theme schools renew their Green Flag award every two years by working on a new theme: Energy, Water, Travel, Biodiversity and Global Citizenship.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council provides support to schools at all stages of the Green-Schools programme. Please contact info@dlrcoco.ie for more information

If you would like to know more about Green-Schools, please visit https://greenschoolsireland.org/ .

This poster provides a quick guide to the different trees suitable for planting on school grounds

dlr Trees to Plant in the School Garden