Green Schools Programme

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Is your school involved in the Green Schools Programme?

This programme can help everyone in your school to become more aware of the environment. An important aim is to reduce all types of waste in schools – energy, water, food, litter and more. Most schools reduce their waste by 65% or more!

Green Schools is about more than reducing waste. It is also about creating green areas outside and supporting different plant and animal life. The whole local community becomes involved in the Green Schools Programme. You can help others to take care of the environment by telling them what you have learned.  

How does it work?

Schools focus on one area of the environment at a time. These are called ‘themes’ and include:

Litter & Waste
European & Global Citizenship
Climate Change

The Green Schools Programme works on a ‘seven steps’ system. This means that there are seven steps to take for each theme. Once your school has taken these seven steps, it is awarded a Green Flag for that theme.

If your school isn’t involved in the Green Schools Programme, why not ask your teacher about getting involved? Your ideas can be as creative as you like – it really is lots of fun!

Your teacher can read more about the ‘seven steps’ under the section Ideas for Teachers.