Green Schools Travel
The National Transport Authority supports the Green-Schools Travel theme of An Taisce’s Green-Schools programme. The aim of the Travel theme is to encourage schools to promote sustainable modes of transport to and from school. Green-Schools Travel encourages pupils and parents to walk, cycle, Park n Stride, use public transport or car pool instead of using the private car on the school run.
By the end of 2013, 1284 schools and approximately 265,160 pupils and 17,166 teachers have gone through, or are going through, the travel module”. Results from schools that undertook the programme between 2010 and 2012 show a 28% decrease in car use. 27% increase in walking, and a 46% increase in cycling.
The Green Schools travel theme is funded by the Department of Transport Tourism and Sports through the Authority.
For schools interested in sustainable travel, we have produced this Toolkit for School Travel.
For more information see the website – www.greenschoolsireland.org.