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. Unlike a once-off project, it is a long-term programme that introduces participants (students, teachers, parents and the wider community) to the concept of an environmental management system. However, Green-Schools is far more than just an environmental management system.
The aim of Green-Schools is to increase students’ and participant awareness of environmental issues through classroom studies and to transfer this knowledge into positive environmental action in the school and also in the wider community. Schools that have successfully completed all the elements of the programme are awarded the ‘Green-Flag’. This award has now become a well-recognised Eco-Label. The award has to be renewed every two years.
Doolin N.S. has received three Flags! One on ‘Litter and Waste’ & the second Green Flag on ‘Energy’, the third on ‘Water Conservation’. We are now working on our ‘Travel’ theme! The general aim of this flag is to encourage students, parents and teachers to walk, cycle, carpool, park and stride or use the bus on the school run. Having received green flags for Litter and Waste, Energy conservation and Water conservation, we are looking forward to working on this theme. Luckily as being part of the travel flag all children in the school will receive basic bike fixing skills and cycle training free of charge from Roisin Garvey Green Schools Travel Education Officer.
Please visit the green schools website for further information: https://greenschoolsireland.org/themes/travel/
Our Green Team have put together a helpful sheet with lots of useful tips for saving water at home! Please click on the link below.