How do we monitor and evaluate?
You can monitor and evaluate in a variety of ways, some of our suggestions include: before and after photographs, surveys, charts, tables, reports or meter readings. Any way that you can generate numerical data that can then be put into graphs and charts is the most straightforward way.
One of our actions wasn?t successful, what should we do?
At Eco-Schools we understand that not every action you work on will be a success, especially at the start of your journey to Green Flag. If your school has implemented an action and it hasn?t been a success, learn from it and still use this as evidence towards your Green Flag application.
One of our actions isn?t finished yet, can we still apply for Green Flag?
Some of the actions that you are working on may take a long time to complete. As long as you have started the actions and can provide evidence of this then please do not hesitate to apply for your Green Flag Award.
What evidence do we need for the monitoring and evaluation for Green Flag?
During the final stages of your Green Flag application, you will be asked to provide a photograph of your Eco-Board. Evidence of Monitoring and Evaluation on your Eco-Board could include: before and after photographs, surveys, charts, tables, reports or meter readings. You will also be asked to briefly list some examples of the monitoring and evaluation you have carried out on your online Green Flag application.
How much evidence do we need?
We request evidence for each of the three topics in your Action Plan for first Green Flag applications and evidence of monitoring and evaluation for all five topics for Green Flag renewals, this evidence should be presented in a variety of ways i.e not all the same graph.