Following the award of your school’s first Green Flag, each subsequent application is a “Renewal”, so-called as you are “renewing” your Green Flag award under a new theme. Schools must submit renewal applications every two years.
The application forms for all renewal schools are listed below. To use the forms you will be asked to sign up to the website using an email address if your choice; this will allow you to save your work on your application form as you work on it, allowing you to return to the form whenever you wish.
Schools applying for their renewal Green Flags (Energy, Water, Travel, Biodiversity and the Global Citizenship themes) must first complete an assessment visit from a Green-Schools officer or Environment Awareness Officer before submitting their renewal application. The deadline for renewal applications is usually in March each year; for the 2019/2020 academic year the deadline is Friday, March 27th 2020.
What is a “renewal visit”?
A renewal visit takes places during the second year of your Green-Schools programme. Typically, the visit is completed before you submit your renewal application form. Renewal visits are carried out either by your Local Authority Environment Awareness Officer or by An Taisce Green-Schools staff. The purpose of the visit is so that Green-Schools can see you have an active Green-Schools programme in operation and that you have been maintaining previous themes in addition to working on your current theme. You do not need to have completed every step before the renewal visit, however this will need to be achieved prior to submitting your application. During the visit you will have the opportunity to show the assessor documentation such as folders, newsletters, posters, photos etc of your work and achievements over the past two years. To arrange your renewal visit please contact your local authority’s Environment Awareness Officer or Green-Schools.
The first step to taking part in the Green-Schools programme for the first time is to register with us using the form below. Following this you will be sent all the information you need to begin working on the first theme: Litter & Waste. Registration can take place at any time of year.
After working on this theme for a minimum of one full school year schools can then apply for the Green Flag award. The deadline for schools applying for this award for the first time is in early December each year. For the 2019/2020 academic year the deadline is Friday, November 29th 2019.
- If you have already received a Green Flag award you are registered with Green-Schools and do not need to re-register.
- If you do not know if your school is registered with Green-Schools please contact us to check.
(Please note: you will be asked to log in to this website in order to access the registration form below.)