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About Green-Schools

Green-Schools, known internationally as Eco-Schools, is an international environmental education programme, environmental management system and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment.

Green-Schools in Ireland is operated and co-ordinated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce (FEE member for Ireland), in partnership with Local Authorities throughout the country, is supported by theDepartment of Environment, Community and Local Government, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and is sponsored by the Wrigley Company Ltd and Irish Water.

One of the key success factors of the Green-Schools programme is that it is a themed programme. That is, schools undertaking the programme work through the seven steps one theme at a time. The themes in sequence are:

1. Litter & Waste

2. Energy

3. Water

4. Travel

5. Biodiversity

6. Global Citizenship - Litter & Waste

7. Global Citizenship - Energy


Green-Schools in Redeemer BNS

Initially we worked on the theme of 'Litter and Waste'.  This was an ideal theme to begin with as litter is a visible problem; both students and the local community noticed improvements in the appearance and image of the school.  It was also a good starting point for encouraging a sense of personal pride and responsibility.



2016 Update

As you are aware our first theme is Litter and Waste, in February the assessors visited our school to inspect our progress. Our boys really made an impression. The green schools committee brought them on a tour of the school and eagerly explained how much waste we were producing and how we have turned our school around. They were so enthusiastic and their knowledge of environmental awareness really made us smile. To see our pupils so engaged and committed has made us all so very proud. Your boys are part of the fantastic Redeemer Green Team. Great work everyone!

Mr Mullen and Mrs Hart, along with two pupil representatives from the Green Schools Committee, attended a ceremony this week at The Helix, Dublin City University to receive our first Green Flag.  After all the hard work turning our school into an eco friendly environment, they were very proud to collect the Green Flag Award on behalf of our entire school community.


2018 Update

Mrs Hart, Mr McArdle and two Fifth Class boys travelled to the City North Hotel on Thursday 17th May for the annual Green Schools awards ceremony. We are delighted to announce that they were presented with a Green Flag for Energy! Within the theme of Energy we looked at the steps which could be taken to reduce energy consumption in our school. Additionally, the Green Schools Committee (of which the two boys are members) raised awareness around climate change issues, the use of energy in our lives and where energy comes from. Thank you to Mrs Hart and Mr McArdle for promoting this initiative and supporting the boys throughout the process.

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