About The Green-Schools Programme

About Green-Schools

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

2. Energy

3. Water

4. Travel

5. Biodiversity

6. Global Citizenship – Litter & Waste

7. Global Citizenship – Energy