Green-Schools, known internationally as Eco-Schools, is an international environmental education programme, environmental management system and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment.
Green-Schools in Ireland
Green-Schools in Ireland is operated and co-ordinated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce in partnership with Local Authorities throughout the country.
Green-Schools: a themed and seven-step programme.
One of the key success factors of the Green-Schools programme is that it is a themed programme. That is, schools undertaking the programme work through the seven steps one theme at a time. The themes in sequence are:
1. Litter & Waste
6. Global Citizenship – Litter & Waste
7. Global Citizenship – Energy