Seven steps

Step 1: Establish an Eco-School committee

What is an Eco-Schools Committee? The Eco-Schools programme does not only concern students and teachers but should also involve other adults from the community such as parents, environmental organizations, businesses...

Step 2: Informing and Involving

The whole school community should be involved in your Eco-Schools programme from the start and key issues from Eco-Schools Committee meetings that concern the whole school and the local community...

Step 3: Environmental Review

The environmental review is a survey that looks at the school’s current activities and its environmental performance and identifies areas for improvement. The Eco-Schools Committee will work with other staff...

Step 4: Eco Code

An Eco-Code is an individual statement for the school which outlines its commitment towards addressing priority issues. The Eco-Code should be simple and easy for everyone to remember. It can...

Step 5: Curriculum Linking

The results of the environmental review will guide the Eco-Schools Committee, the principal and teaching staff to further integrate the Eco-Schools themes into the existing curriculum. Schools should identify specific areas...

Step 6: Action Plan

The action plan is the core of the Eco-Schools programme and should be based on the priority areas identified during the environmental review. How does it work? The action plan...

Step 7: Monitoring and Evaluation

Projects in the action plan must be monitored and evaluated by the Eco-Schools Committee on a regular and continuous basis. This is one way to find out what progress is...