Ten Topics

The ten Eco-Schools topics are distinct and are broad enough to allow your pupils to run projects that they are passionate about. Whatever projects your Eco-committee decide on  they should sit neatly under one or several of our ten topics. Please remember one action could cover multiple topics depending on how it is carried out, for instance pupils growing vegetables to be eaten as snacks during break time covers both the Schools Grounds & Healthy Living topics.

We also understand your school maybe working on other local and national campaigns such as Modeshift Stars,  RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch or RHS Campaign for School Gardening- these can ALL be included retrospectively in your Action Plan and will be accepted as topic evidence for your Green Flag application. Use our international Eco-Schools Green Flag Award as an umbrella, bringing together and celebrating all the environmental work your school has done and is doing. Together stronger!

Once you have read about our 10 topics head to  Eco-Schools England Pinterest Topic Boards for lots more inspiration 

Marine

How does what we do in our schools, homes and streets affect our seas? Our marine topic helps you and your students understand our impacts on the world’s oceans and how we can make positive differences for our seas.

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Biodiversity

Although it is extremely hard to determine the exact number of species that we share the planet with, we know that it is a lot and that there is great diversity. How do you promote Biodiversity at school?

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Energy

School’s have two main uses for energy: heating and electricity. Can you address both to help lower your school’s impact on climate change?

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Litter

In the same way that Keep Britain Tidy sees litter as a symptom of wider social problems, OFSTED see litter as a sign of students’ respect (or lack of it) for their learning environment. Is your school litter-free?

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Waste

Waste comes in many different forms – food, paper, electrical, metal – it can all be reduced, reused or recycled. How can your school manage waste better?

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Transport

Schools can do a lot to improve the way their staff and pupils travel. Can your school encourage pupils to try new modes of transport?

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Water

Water; the stuff of life. What can your school do use this precious resource wisely?

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School grounds

A school’s grounds are a fantastic environment in which to let the imagination run wild. How will your school make the most of its outside space?

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Healthy living

People are part of the environment. We want both to be healthy. How does your school promote choices that are good for us and good for the environment?

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Global Citizenship

Join our International Eco-Schools Twinning Programme

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