Green Flag Award
We've just been awarded our Green Flag, when do we start another application?
As soon as possible. Once you recieve your Green Flag, you need to log-in to the Eco-Schools Portal and click the "Start New Application" button.
Will I receive a new Green Flag when I renew my award?
In order to consume fewer resources, as of 1st November 2019, we will no longer send out a replacement Green Flag with every sucessful renewal. If you require a replacement you can purchase one for the reduced price of £20 plus VAT. We still send flags to schools earning their first Green Flag Award or re-joining Eco-Schools after a break.
I can't take a photograph of some of my Eco-Committee members, what do I do?
Child protection is more important than an Eco-Committee photo. If you don't have the necessary permissions to take photos of your Eco-Committee, your photograph could be part of your committee, one member, a mascot, caricatures, a drawing, or anything else you feel represents your Eco-Committee.
Do I select new topics every year?
No. You only select topics at the begininning of each Green Flag Application.
Why does a Green Flag assessment no longer involve a mandatory visit?
As the Eco-Schools Scotland programme has evolved, we want to ensure that we can provide appropriate support to as many schools as possible throughout their Green Flag Application. There are a number of advantages to our online application system: schools receive ongoing support throughout their application, and we reduce the environmental impact of the assessment process by significantly reducing both travel and paper usage.
How can I share other evidence, such as photographs, with you?
The online application system has several sections that require photographs as evidence, such as the Eco-Noticeboard, but often schools wish to share further images with us. You can share images with us by either emailing us at email@example.com or via Glow using firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make reference to the name of your school when you send evidence to us using these methods.