The green schools programme


The Green Schools Programme is a fantastic nucleus around which to organize your work on the science strand ‘environmental care and awareness’.

Most young people care deeply about environmental issues, and wish to make a positive change in the environment around them. The Green-Schools programme provides an ideal way for fostering environmental awareness in the entire school in a way that links to many curriculum subjects. The programme is based on the EU EMAS (Eco-Management and Auditing System) approach, and encompasses four principle aspects:

Green-Schools is an international environmental education programme, offering a well-defined, controllable way for schools to take environmental issues from the curriculum and apply them to the day-to-day running of the school. The Green-Schools programme is run by FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education), and is known internationally as ‘Eco-Schools’. Green-Schools is now represented in almost all European Union Member States, and various countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, South America, Oceania, and Asia. There are also some pilot projects taking place in other parts of the world. For more information about the international programme: