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  • January 17, 2020

New Decade Brings Potential for More Sustainable Election Campaigns

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Candidates.ie and the Environmental Education Unit (EEU) of An Taisce have today announced a partnership to help candidates promote their policies online and reduce the carbon footprint of the election by planting thousands of trees. The first election of a new decade provides a chance to do things differently so candidates.ie and EEU An Taisce [...]

  • December 14, 2019

LEAF presents at the Annual Green-Schools Global Goals Conference

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300 students from 11 schools attended the annual Green-Schools Global Goals Conference in the Radisson Hotel, Little Island, Cork on Tuesday November 12. At the conference students learnt about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how they are helping to achieve these Global Goals through their work on the Green-Schools programme. The work they do [...]

  • December 14, 2019

Green-Schools & LEAF Collaborate on New Investigate Forests Project

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This year, Green-Schools and LEAF Ireland have teamed up to deliver 100 workshops to schools working on the Green-Schools Biodiversity theme, across Ireland. Over five thousand students will directly benefit from this exciting new initiative that has been made possible through funding from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.   These workshops focus [...]

  • August 6, 2019

Forest Educators from around the World take a LEAF from Limerick

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LEAF Ireland was delighted to host the annual LEAF National Operators Meeting (NOM) 2019, which took place in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick over three days, March 26 - 28. Delegates from twenty-eight countries including Mongolia, Malaysia, Brazil, Tanzania and many more, arrived in the village of Castleconnell, Co. Limerick, to take part in the international conference [...]

  • August 6, 2019

Students from Thomond Secondary School share their ‘An Choill Bheag’ story

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An Choill Bheag is a wonderful initiative of LEAF Ireland and on the 6th & 7th of February 2019, Thomond Community College planted our Choill Bheag in our school grounds.  There was a palpable air of excitement among the 2nd Year Woodwork students as the boots and wellies were put on in preparation for the [...]

Students from Limerick School Project sing their version of Mrs. Robinson

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As part of Paul Simon's farewell tour, he generously donated to organisations doing positive work on the ground. The LEAF programme was his chosen environmental charity in Ireland. LEAF Ireland has embarked on a new initiative, ‘An Choill Bheag’ with the aim of planting a series of small native woodlands on school grounds, for schools [...]

  • December 18, 2018

PAUL SIMON, LEAVING MORE THAN JUST A MUSICAL LEGACY

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Paul Simon’s farewell tour and concert at the RDS last July may now be consigned to the memory of his many fans, however, the music maestro has left more than memories for people to enjoy! Simon is spreading an important message about climate change and biodiversity loss to his fans. But this isn’t just bluster [...]

  • October 26, 2018

Call for new Tiny Forest schools!

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We are planning to plant four more Tiny Forests with four of the current LEAF schools this school year. We will be emailing out a letter after the midterm break to call for expressions of interest from schools. You can ask your LEAF Officer for more details. As this is a pilot programme, we are [...]

  • October 26, 2018

Tiny Forests Update

It is autumn and we are going to be back visiting out four pilot Tiny Forests that were planted in March earlier this year. The four LEAF schools where we planted Tiny Forests are: Fedamore NS, Limerick Educate Together NS, Scoil Mháthair Dé (South Circular Road) and Our Lady Queen of Peace in Janesboro. All [...]

  • October 26, 2018

National Operators Meeting to be hosted by LEAF Ireland March 2019

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LEAF Ireland is delighted to announce that the LEAF National Operators Meeting (NOM) will be held in Ireland, March 2019. The annual meeting provides an opportunity for LEAF National Operators (NO) to meet and engage with other countries that are running the LEAF programme. NOs are responsible for programme development in their own country and [...]