Global Citizenship – Litter and Waste is the sixth Green-Schools theme. This maintenance theme enables schools to discover how Green-Schools work has positively influenced people and environments worldwide while revising the previous Litter and Waste theme.

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Schools working on Global Citizenship – Litter & Waste decreased their waste to landfill by a further 27% during the 2014/2015 academic year

Case studies

St Joseph’s GNS, Clonakilty

St Joseph's GNS received the Green Flag for Global Citizenship - Litter & Waste in 2015. The school is located in Clonakilty, Co. Cork and comprises of 221 students and 10 members of staff.

Coláiste Bríde Secondary School, Clondalkin

Coláiste Bride is based in Clondalkin, Co. Dublin and was awarded the Green Flag for Global Citizenship – Litter and Waste in 2015. The school has 80 teachers and 950 students in attendance.

Working on the Global Citizenship – Litter & Waste theme made us really look at our school population and celebrate all the different nationalities represented within it. We learned about each other’s places of birth, focused on greetings in different languages, learned how birthdays are celebrated in different countries and what people like to eat for breakfast. This created positive feelings of other places and highlighted our similarities.
St Columba's GNS with Facility for Deaf Children, Douglas, Cork

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