When a school has worked through the Eco-Schools Seven Steps, they can apply for an Eco-Schools Green Flag during the Summer Term. The Eco-Schools Green Flag tells the world that pupils at school care about our planet and are determined to protect it!
The Eco-Schools programme began in 1994 and there are schools in more than 70 countries participating. Last year, in England, nearly 1.5 million young people attended a school taking part in the Eco-Schools programme.
The ten topics we are looking at are:
· Biodiversity: Caring for all plants, animals, and insects.
· Energy: Reducing energy use and investing in greener energy sources.
· Global Citizenship: Making our planet more peaceful, sustainable, and fair.
· Healthy Living: Improving physical and mental well-being.
· Litter: Reducing litter, which harms wildlife and costs millions to clear every year.
· Marine: Protecting all rivers, canals, lakes, and oceans.
· School Grounds: Improving schools for students, staff, plants, and wildlife.
· Transport: Finding more environmentally friendly ways to travel.
· Waste: Refusing, reducing, reusing, repairing, and recycling.
· Water: Protecting our most important natural resource.