Green schools is Europe wide project designed to encourage and acknowledge
school action for the environment. It is both a programme and an award
scheme which can be adopted by any school and awards will be given to schools
which complete all essential elements of the programme. The award will
be in the form of a green flag.
What does Green-Schools have to offer?
There are currently over 750 schools registered for the Green-Schools programme
throughout Ireland, including Mountmellick Community School. There
are now 45 Irish schools proudly flying the Green-Flag! Mountmellick
Community School officially launched its participation in the Green Schools
Awareness campaign during National Energy Awareness Week in 2000.
A student committee co-ordinated a number of themed events about ‘energy
conservation’. The week marks the start of the schools action programme
to become Environmentally Friendly.
an opportunity to take environmental issues from the curriculum, influence
the life of the school and it’s impact on the environment
access to a network of support agencies
links with other schools in Ireland and Europe
a prestigious award
potential for financial savings
Written by Alan B.