Welcome back to all new and forming Eco-Committees, Green Futures Eco-School are looking forward to helping you achieve wonderful things this year.
Eco-Schools have some exciting updates for 2017/18!
The Eco-Schools Bronze, Silver and Green Flag awards have had a refresh making them simpler, and more logical.
Bronze and Silver awards are still self-assessed online. These act as stepping stones, helping your students to progress through the seven step framework and stay motivated along the way.
For this reason, to gain a Bronze award, you will need to complete steps 1, 2 and 3 (Form an Eco-Committee, Carry out an Environmental Review and Create an Action Plan).
To gain a Silver award, you will need to complete steps 4, 5 and 6 (Monitoring and Evaluation, Informing and Involving and Linking to the Curriculum).
The Green Flag award has been slightly redesigned and sees a prominent role for your Eco-Boards forming the basis of your application. Check out guidance on Eco-Boards here as these are now key to a successful Green Flag application.
Eco-School training - How to Become a Successful Eco-School: Yorkshire on Sept 19th. Book here.