St. Mary’s has been awarded seven project flags as a result of a whole-school engagement of pupils, school community and staff. Green-Schools is acknowledged as Ireland’s leading environmental management and education programme for schools.
The Green School projects promote long-term, whole-school action for the environment with a focus on creating pupil awareness, with involvement from the wider community. The programme is operated and co-ordinated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce (FEE member for Ireland). Green-Schools is operated in partnership with Local Authorities and is supported by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government; Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment; Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; The Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Irish Aid, National Transport Authority; National Parks and Wildlife Service, Irish Water and the Wrigley Company Limited.
Further information is available at https://greenschoolsireland.org
Our Green School Code:
“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Upcycle”
No single use plastic.
Wow, Cow, Sow-reduce our carbon footprint.
We are a Global School. We come from many countries and nationalities.
Compost our food leftovers. Use water sparingly.
Include and play with others.
Save energy. Zero Power Hour.
Buy Fairtrade products.
Our Green School Slogan Winners
“Shrink, Rethink , Déan Rud Eile As” and “Bígí ag siúl to school.”