Empowering children & teens to Improve Our Environment

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What is Eco-Schools?

We are a charity passionate about engaging young people in environmental education and action. We do this by providing a simple, seven-step framework that guides, empowers and motivates pupils to drive change and improve environmental awareness in their school, local community and beyond.

After completing the seven step process, schools can then apply for Eco-Schools Green Flag accreditation, which recognises, rewards and celebrates the environmental achievements of young people.

Eco-Schools was founded in 1994, operates in 67 countries and engages 19.5 million young people globally. This makes Eco-Schools the largest educational programme on the planet.

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Want to get involved?

Apart from registering as an Eco-School, there are a variety of ways in which you can get involved in the programme. If you are a business, national charity or Local Authority  you can partner with us to support schools.

As an individual you can also become an Eco-Schools Green Flag Assessor, we rely on our enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to assess schools across England.

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From September 2021 the Eco-Schools programme is changing, over the summer break we will be updating the website, creating new resources and launching a new Eco-Schools Green Flag application process reflecting these changes.

You can find out more about these changes by clicking here 

In the meantime, have a relaxing summer break – we can’t wait to work with you in September 2021! The Eco-Schools Team.