What is Eco-Schools?
Eco-Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world with 19.5 million children, young people and educators engaged worldwide in 67 different countries.
Eco-Schools is operated internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and delivered by Keep Scotland Beautiful in Scotland.
Eco-Schools has common structural features across all operating countries. The Seven Elements makes up the core of all Eco-Schools programmes across the world.
Completing a Green Flag Application is recognised by the Green Flag Award - a visible indication of your school's commitment to Learning for Sustainability and an internationally recognised accreditation for excellence in sustainable education.
During your Green Flag Application you choose to work on three of the Ten Topics.
Litter is a mandatory topic and all applications must include at least three actions per topic. The other topics that can be selected are;
Biodiversity | Energy | Food and the Environment | Global Citizenship | Health and Wellbeing | School Grounds | Transport | Waste Minimisation | Water
As Eco-Schools is a pupil-led programme, each topic is chosen by the Eco-Committee.