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New to Eco-Schools?

New to Eco-Schools?

Welcome to Eco-Schools Scotland! Here is a quick overview of everything you need to know to achieve a Green Flag Award

What is Eco-Schools?

An introduction to our Eco-Schools programme for pupils and educators.

A full playlist of Eco-Schools guidance videos can be found on our YouTube channel. 

What is Eco-Schools?

In order to achieve a Green Flag Award, take action on at least three Topics and fulfil our Award Criteria based on the Seven Elements. 

The first thing to do is set up your Eco-Committee which will take responsibility for your Eco-Schools work. At this point you should also log in to our Online Application System and click "Start New Application".

Next, you should carry out an Environmental Review for each of the Topics covered in Eco-Schools Scotland. You can use our template or you can design your own.

Once you have completed your Environmental Review, you should plan action on Climate Action and at least two other Topics of your choice.

Choose the Sustainable Development Goals that link to your work.

Next, upload your Draft Action Plan. If you request feedback we will review your Action Plan to ensure you're on the right track. You can use our Action Plan template or you can design your own, provided that it covers all the necessary information.

Measure and evaluate the progress of your actions and share the results with us in your application.

Involve your Community with your work and tell us how you did this.

Link some of your actions to the Curriculum and share one example of what you did with us.

Don’t forget to design an Eco-Code and share this with us.

At this stage, submit your application for assessment!

Applying for a Green Flag Award

This video covers how to apply for a Green Flag Award, including the evidence you need and how to submit it in our online application system.

A full playlist of Eco-Schools guidance videos can be found on our YouTube channel. 

Applying for your Eco-Schools Green Flag Award

Your Green Flag Journey

The length of your Green Flag Journey will differ depending on whether you are applying for your First Green Flag Award, Rejoining, or Renewing. You can learn more about the differences and what is required by clicking on the links below.

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