As part of your Green Flag Journey, we will ask you to tell us how you have formed your Eco-Committee and who your members are.
Eco-Schools is a pupil-led programme so your Eco-Committee must include pupils. It can also include teachers, support staff, parents and carers, a member of the school’s Senior Management Team and local contacts. Your Eco-Committee can take many forms. We will ask you to let us know how your Eco-Committee works in your school's context when you submit evidence for your Green Flag Assessment.
Your Eco-Committee has an important role in engaging with whole school and your local community to involve them in your Eco-Schools work. To keep the whole school community up to date with your Eco-Schools work, your Eco-Committee will need to set up a specially designated Eco-Schools noticeboard which occupies a prominent position in the school and displays things like your Eco-Code.
Your Eco-Committee should:
- Meet regularly (at least once every half term).
- Keep records of meetings.
- Carry out the Environmental Review.
- Update the Action Plan.
- Take responsibility for Measuring projects.
- Create an Eco-Code.
- Promote your work with the whole school and wider community.
- Keep your Eco-Schools noticeboard up to date.
Your 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.
- Schedules or job rotas.
- Award certificates for related programmes like Rag Bag collections, Mary's Meals etc.
Below are some good examples for inspiration.