What is an Eco-Code?
The Eco-Code is the Eco-Committee’s mission statement. It should demonstrate – in a positive, clear and imaginative way, a commitment to improving your environment. The Eco-Code can take any form you like: song, statement, picture, poem etc.
How often do we need to change the Eco-Code?
We recommend you update your Eco-Code every two years to coincide with your Green Flag application. This is because the Eco-Code should reflect the current topics your nursery or school is working on in their Action Plan.
How can our children be involved in creating the Eco-Code?
Whilst they may be too young to create an Eco-Code by themselves, they should have the opportunity to share ideas about what they want to include in their Eco-Code.
Do all children have to know our Eco-Code?
No, some children in Early Years settings may be too young to memorise the Eco-Code. Where possible, we would expect children to be aware of the Eco-Code and have some understanding of it. If it helps your Eco-Code can be linked to an existing nursery rhyme or song that your children already know. See our great example from Everton Nursery- you will be humming it for the rest of the day ?
Where should we display our Eco-Code?
Your Eco-Code should be displayed on your Eco-Board and in various other places within your building.
Why is this the final step?
The Eco-Code is the final step as it should reflect the work your Eco-Committee have carried out to achieve Green Flag status – it’s your celebration statement!