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 – the school’s commitment to improving its environmental performance. The Eco-Code can be anything you want a song, statement, poem, rap, acronym or something even more creative. Why not combine it with your Global Citizenship topic and think of an Eco-Code in another language?
How often do we need to change the Eco-Code?
We recommend you update your Eco-Code annually. This is because the Eco-Code should reflect the topics your school is working on and there should be slight changes to these topics every year.
How do we inform the school about the Eco-Code?
Your Eco-Code should be displayed on the Eco-Board, to inform the whole school about it we recommend having it in different classrooms, halls and maybe even in bathrooms!
Who needs to know the Eco-Code?
The majority of the children in your school should know, or have an awareness of your Eco-Code – after all it is a celebration of your hard work! It is also recommended that you share your school’s Eco-Code with the wider community.
Where should we display our Eco-Code?
Your Eco-Code should be displayed on your Eco-Board as well as being displayed in various places around the school such as classrooms, hallways and even toilets – be creative.
Why is Eco-Code the last step?
The Eco-Code is the final step, as it should reflect the work your Eco-Committee has carried out to achieve Eco-Schools Green Flag status – it is your celebration statement!