Litter & Waste is the first theme of the Green-Schools programme. The theme is a great starting point for encouraging a sense of personal pride and responsibility in tackling two visible issues in schools and communities.

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16g of waste per person, per day, was diverted from landfill by students in Green-Schools during 2016 – the equivalent weight in total of 2618 polar bears!

Case studies

St. Mary’s Secondary School, Mallow

St. Mary's Secondary School is an all girls voluntary secondary school in Mallow with over 570 students. They [...]

Monard National School

Monard N.S. is a small primary school based in Monard, Co. Tipperary with six teachers and 69 students in attendance. They were awarded the Green Flag for Litter & Waste in 2016 after reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill by 40%

Holy Child B.N.S

Holy Child B.N.S. is a large primary school based in Larkhill, Whitehall, Dublin 9. It is comprised of 15 students and 260 students. They were awarded their first Green Flag for Litter & Waste in 2016 after reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill by 36%

The Green-Schools Programme definitely helped to raise awareness and promoted a sense of community. We have found that our school is a better, cleaner, greener environment because of the changes we have implemented.
Green-Schools Coordinators Fiona and Caroline, Divine Mercy JNS, Balgaddy, Lucan, Co. Dublin

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Video

Green Gladiators by Scoil Treasa Naofa, Dublin 8

Check out this video from Scoil Treasa Naofa – they applied for their first Green Flag award in the 2016/17 academic year and impressed with this great snapshot of their work. Thanks to Ms. Ronan and Scoil Treasa Naofa for letting us share!