What is Green Schools?
Green-Schools is Ireland’s leading environmental management and education programme for schools.
Promoting long-term, whole-school action for the environment Green-Schools is a student-led programme with involvement from the wider community. The programme is operated and co-ordinated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce (FEE member for Ireland).
Green-Schools is operated in partnership with Local Authorities and is supported by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government; Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment; Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; The Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
There are a number of different areas that a school can prove knowledge and practical demonstration of conservation or promotion of a proactive approach to our environment. If a school reaches a standard in these areas they can be awarded a Green School Flag.
Our school has earned the following flags!
- Litter and Waste
- Global Citizenship – Litter and Waste
- Global Citizenship – Energy
We are delighted our school has just received our 8 Green Flag: Global Citizenship – Marine Environment.
Well done to all children!