Green Schools - Seven Steps
The seven steps of the Green-Schools programme are:
- Green-Schools committee
This directs the school's involvement in the project. Ideally, the committee includes pupils, teachers, non-teaching staff, management and parents.
- Environmental Review
A process of examining the schools environmental impacts in order to identify targets for action and improvement.
- Action Plan
This gives specific and achievable targets with proposed completion dates that will show real success.
- Monitoring and Evaluation
This will ensure that progress towards targets is checked, amendments made when necessary and success celebrated.
- Curriculum Work
Curriculum materials are provided that give ideas on how to integrate environmental issues into lessons.
- Informing and Involving
A publicity programme keeps the school and wider community involved and informed through displays, assemblies and press coverage. A Day of Action involves the whole school and wider community in meeting your targets.
- Green Code
This is a statement of the schools commitment to environmental good habits
Green-Schools is a long-term programme, the award needs to be renewed every two years. The award is in the form of a Green Flag that can be flown outside the