Green Schools

The Green Schools campaign is a programme that was established by and is administered by NGOs in cooperation with other actors. It gives a structured opportunity for participants (students, teachers, parents and the wider community) to manage our impact on the environment.

This programme brings environmental awareness to life with practice actions and education. This programme focuses on litter and waste, energy, water, travel, biodiversity, global citizenship (litter and waste), and global citizenship (energy).

  • It is a joint effort between NGOs, government bodies, funding sources, and the public:
  • Government bodies include: An Taisce, Local Authorities, DECLG, and DTTS
  • Funding is provided by: Wrigley Company Ltd. and Irish Water
  • The public participates too - 3,800 primary, secondary and special schools in Ireland are participating.

Governance comes to life with the government encouraging private action through information and financial support (An Taisce and Irish Water are partially funded by the government). It also shows that cooperation between national and local actors (vertical integration), as well as cooperation with different people at the local level (horizontal integration) all come together to help achieve goals.


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