Green-Schools in Ireland is operated and co-ordinated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce (FEE member for Ireland), in partnership with Local Authorities throughout the country.

Green-Schools is a themed and seven-step programme.

THEMES:

1.Litter & Waste

2.Energy

3.Water

4.Travel

5.Biodiversity

6.Global Citizenship - Litter & Waste

7.Global Citizenship - Energy

 

THE SEVEN STEPS:

1.Green-Schools Committee                                

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2.Environmental Review

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3.Action Plan   

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 4.Monitoring and Evaluation 

 

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5.Curriculum Work 

 

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6.Informing and Involving           

 

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7.Green Code    

 

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We, in the Roscommon Community College, are currently working on our sixth green flag. The theme is Global Citizenship with an emphasis on Litter and Waste. Having elected a green flag committee we are working on many projects including the following ;

  • Sorting and Recycling litter and waste on the school grounds.
  • Sorting and recycling within the school building.
  • Reviewing the adapted areas (areas that are used by students at lunch time outside the school grounds).
  • Environmental reviews.
  • Fair Trade project.
  • Reducing our carbon footprint.
  • Projects to encourage Biodiversity (restoring natural habitats)
  • Projects on threats on our local Biodiversity.
  • Monitoring the lights in the school.
  • Creating awareness of water wastage.
  • Green flag global awareness survey.
  • Survey of nationalities in our school communities.
  • Dedicated Nationality Day.
  • Reduce paper wastage (e.g. TY mini company – making fire logs , reducing photocopying).

 

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