The first step in your Green Flag Journey is to form your Eco-Committee


  • Your Eco-Committee should be pupil-led as much as possible.
  • All pupils have the opportunity to be involved in the process of forming your Eco-Committee.
  • All age groups should be represented on your Eco-Committee.
  • Your Eco-Committee meets at least once every half term.
  • Records are kept by Eco-Committee members of meetings showing how decisions have been made.
  • Records of meetings are displayed on an Eco-Schools notice board and communicated to the wider community.
  • A whole establishment approach to Learning for Sustainability is enabled by all pupils contributing their ideas whether they are an Eco-Committee member or not.

Eco-Committee Resources

My School is an Eco-School - Social Script

A social script to talk to pupils about the Eco-Schools programme and the Green Flag Award.  Thanks to Tobii Dynavox, this Social Script uses Boardmaker Symbols.

Download the social script booklet

Isobel Mair School - Eco-Committee Social Script

A social script to talk to pupils about Eco-Schools and how an Eco-Committee works.  Originally created by staff at Isobel Mair School and shared here with their kind permission. 

Download the Social Script

Eco-Committee Case Studies

Gateside Primary School

An Eco-Committee can take many forms and there are many ways to encourage pupils to join, depending on your school's context. In this example, pupils at Gateside Primary School in North Ayrshire form their Eco-Committee with elections where interested pupils write a manifesto detailing why they should be chosen. Read more.

Bishopton Primary School

Pupils at Bishopton Primary School in Renfreshire told us all about how they organise their Eco-Committee as part of their first Green Flag Journey in November 2017. Read more.

Eco-Schools Noticeboard

The Eco-Committee is responsible for sharing news about your school's Eco-Schools work with the whole school and wider community and one of the ways they will do that is through an Eco-Schools Noticeboard.  This should be in a central location, visible to everyone in the school.  You could also have a noticeboard in your community for example in a shop, a church or community hall. 

Your noticeboard should include:

  • Details of who is on your Eco-Committee so that non-members can contribute ideas.
  • A copy of meeting notes or minutes.
  • A copy of your Eco-Schools Action Plan.
  • Details of current projects and how to get involved.
  • Examples of Measuring
  • Your most recent Green Flag Award certificate.
  • A copy of your Eco-Code

You might also like to include:

  • Press clippings.
  • Photographs of pupils engaged in Eco-Schools activities.
  • Artwork.
  • Schedules or job rotas.
  • Award certificates for related programmes like Rag Bag collections, Mary's Meals etc.

Noticeboard Case Studies

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