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What is Eco Schools?

What is Eco-Schools?  
 

Eco schools is a programme that encourages us to care for our school environment by becoming aware of sustainable development issues.  These include Litter, Waste Minimisation, Transport, Healthy Living, Energy, Water, School Grounds and Global Citizenship.

 

What does sustainable development mean?  


Sustainable development means meeting the needs of today’s people without affecting the needs of future generations.  We can be sustainable and environmentally aware by making sure we don simple things like turning off our televisions and computers rather than leaving them on standby.  
 

The Awards
 

The first two levels of the Eco-Schools award are the Bronze and Silver certificates.  The top level of award is the Eco-Schools Green Flag.  In 2009 Greenway was awarded the BRONZE CERTIFICATE AWARD, in 2012 we were awarded the SILVER CERTIFICATE AWARD.  We are aiming to achieve the GREEN FLAG AWARD this year.

 

 

The Eco Committee at Greenway Primary School
 
At Greenway we have an Eco Committee in place to help the school achieve the Eco School awards. The Eco Committee meet at least once every half term to discuss how to make the school more sustainable.
One Planet Event
 
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