Green Schools

What is Green-Schools? 

Green-Schools, known internationally as Eco-Schools, is an international environmental education programme, environmental management system and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment.

Green-Schools’ offers our school:

1. An opportunity to help develop students’ decision-making skills;

2. An opportunity to build students’ confidence and sense of citizenship through participation;

3. Curriculum materials and ideas for projects and events;

4. Access to a network of support agencies;

5. Links with other schools in Ireland and internationally;

6. A prestigious and internationally recognised award;

7. Opportunities for local and national publicity;

8. Potential for financial savings;

9. Reduction of waste and litter, reduced energy and water consumption levels;

10. Improved school environment;

11. Opportunity to involve the local community.

It requires:

1. The support of the Principal and Board of Management;

2. A willingness to involve children in decision-making and action at every stage;

3. Active involvement of staff;

4. A willingness to take action to instigate long-term change.

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