Seven Steps

The Seven Steps to Green Flag success

All 52,000 registered Eco-Schools from 67 countries around the world follow the same Seven Step framework in order to achieve the internationally recognised Eco-Schools Green Flag award. All of these schools also have one or possibly two volunteer Eco-Coordinators who work with pupils to run the Eco-Schools programme.

Step 1 Eco-Committee

The heartbeat of an Eco-Schools action and learning.

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Step 2 Environmental Review

Investigating the school’s environmental performance.

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Step 3 Action Plan

Decide on topic actions, based on the results of the Environmental Review.

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Step 4 Curriculum Links

Making the links between the school’s environmental activity and the curriculum.

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Step 5 Informing and Involving

Let the whole school and wider community know what the Eco-Committee is doing.

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Step 6 Monitoring and Evaluation

Measuring change and finding out what works and what doesn’t.

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Step 7 Eco-Code

Creating a call to action that the whole school can get behind.

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Green Flag Assessment

Everything you need to know about the Green Flag application process.

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