WHAT IS THE GREEN SCHOOL'S INITIATIVE ?

Green School’s is Irelands leading environmental management and education programme for schools.

 

This programme promotes long-term whole-school action for the environment. It is a student led programme that encourages them to involve the wider community so everyone can reap the benefits.

 

There are 8 Themes under the Green Schools Initiative as follows:

Litter & Waste

Litter & Waste is the first theme. It focuses on litter and waste issues, encouraging a sense of responsibility

Energy

Energy looks at the steps which can be taken at school to reduce energy consumption and raise awareness of climate change

Water

This theme develops awareness around water conservation and how to effectively manage this important resource in schools

Travel

This theme aims to increase the number of students walking, cycling, scooting, using public transport or carpooling to school

Biodiversity

Biodiversity looks at increasing awareness in schools of the importance of native plants, animals and habitats

Global Citizenship - Litter & Waste

This theme enables schools to discover how work on Green-Schools has positively influenced our global community

Global Citizenship - Energy

This theme gives schools the chance to revise Energy and look at issues surrounding energy use globally

Global Citizenship - Marine Environment

This theme gives schools the chance to revise Energy and look at issues surrounding energy use globally

For the last number of years, we have been learning about environmentally friendly actions such as

 

  • Recycling
  • Energy conservation
  • Water conservation.

 

To date we are the proud owners of green flags for recycling and energy conservation.

 

The students and committee have been working together coming up with ideas for each theme. They have been doing excellent work to date and it shouldn’t be long until we welcome another flag into our school.

 

We are currently in the process of applying for our 3rd green flag. If you’d like to help us with this school initiative, please do not hesitate to contact us or any member of the Green Schools committee.

 

Members of the committee are as follows:

 

Coordinators:  Ms. Cullen & Ms. De Burca

Class Representatives:  Individual class representative from each class

Parent Representative:  Siobhan Roche

BOM Representative:  Bartle Redmond

Community Representative:  Alan Kearns

 

If you’d like more information about Green Schools please feel free to visit https://greenschoolsireland.org/

Killea Boys National School

     Dunmore East, Co. Waterford

     Ph: 051 383117

     info@killeabns.ie

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