The first step in your Green Flag Journey is to form your Eco-Committee
Eco-Committee | Award Criteria
- 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.
Editable template certificate to recognise personal achievement contribution to your Eco-Schools work.
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.
- Schedules or job rotas.
- Award certificates for related programmes like Rag Bag collections, Mary's Meals etc.