The green schools programme

Further research results

Further research carried out in 2005 indicated that the awarded schools had improved their performance and on average were diverting over 60% of their waste from landfill.

Out of a sample of 79 schools, over 10% (8 schools) were diverting in excess of 90% of their waste from landfill. Calculations indicate that around 5 tonnes of waste is directly diverted from landfills per school day in Ireland due to the work of Green-Schools.
Overall, both sets of research show that the Green-Schools programme is having a very significant effect on environmental behaviour and attitudes in Ireland.

In conclusion, and supported by research findings, it is reasonable to say that participation in Green Schools, offers massive opportunities, resources and practical activities for real environmental awareness and care.