An Taisce run a Green Flag programme to encourage all schools in Ireland to work towards environmental care and sustainability. It is one of the most successful initiatives ever brought into the education system.
We joined the programme in 2003, and have earned 5 flags to date. These are the themes we followed:
Our plans for this year are to work on reducing our waste going to landfill. We have started a blue tissue reduction, and each class is really trying to reduce the waste of the tissue, and therefore, the volume of waste generated.
We are also looking at FairTrade as part of the global Citizen dimension. We are studying the concept of Fair trade through great you Tube videos of Fair trade projects in action. We hope to encourage the school community to buy Fair Trade, bananas, coffee, tea, chocolate, footballs etc.