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January 2022 Update

The deadline for Green School renewals is April 1st 2022. The deadline for schools applying for their first flag (Litter & Waste) is March 1st 2022. 

Any queries regarding applications or renewal visits can be sent to Applications are being accepted and can be submitted through the Green Schools website here:

Green Schools

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 are 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 for more information

If you would like to know more about Green-Schools, please visit 


A variety of resources are available below to assist with green school actions for various flags. Click on the links below to view the resources as a flipping book