What is the Eco-Schools programme?
The Eco-Schools programme is an international initiative that
encourages pupils to engage with environmental and sustainable
development issues. It provides a highly structured system for the
environmental management of schools.
The programme is a learning resource and topic areas include:
litter, waste minimisation, transport, healthy living, energy,
water, school grounds and global citizenship.
Pupils take key roles in decision making and participation in
order to reduce the environmental impact of their school. In this
way, Eco-Schools extends learning beyond the classroom and develops
responsible citizenship attitudes both at home and in the wider
In Wales the programme is managed by Keep Wales Tidy. The
Eco-Schools Programme is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government,
the Countryside Council for Wales and Waste Awareness Wales.