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What is Green-Schools?

Green-Schools, known internationally as Eco-Schools, is an international environmental education programme, environmental management system and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment.

There are six Green Flag themes in total:

  1. Litter and Waste
  2. Energy
  3. Water
  4. Travel
  5. Biodiversity
  6. Global Citizenship

In addition, every two years, the school will be re-inspected in order to retain any flags already obtained and we must show continued progress in all areas if we wish to keep our flags. The hard work of the Committee should help in this endeavour. More information can be found at http://www.greenschoolsireland.org/.

Green-Schools in Mount Temple

Our Green Schools committee are currently in year one of the two year cycle for the water theme. If anyone is interested, you can find out more information at: http://www.greenschoolsireland.org/themes/water.196.html

On 19th May 2015, we were awarded with our second Green Flag for the “Energy” theme. Below is a photo of the flag being awarded to Mount Temple. We were all really pleased and hope to continue our hard work and achieve the water theme flag in 2017.  In 2013, under the guidance of Ms Suttle, Mount Temple was awarded its first Green Flag for the “Litter and Waste” theme.

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The Current Green-Schools Committee

Members of the Committee can be seen in the photo below (Martha Duggan, Liam Leonov, Hannah Butler Lynch, Travis Reidy-Wilson, Elizabeth Essien Thompson, Emma Davison, Josh Dyson, Sean Talbot, Lucy Brady, Matthew Finneran, Josh Denner, Christina Coulter Reilly, Sarah Stanley, Rosie Joyce, Ana Wardell, Ruby Porter, Craig Erskine Furney, Noah Carberry, Shane Dunne).  Members that were absent when the photo was taken were Christopher Watts, Luba Leonova, Emer Murphy and Eppie NiDhiarmada. The current Green-Schools coordinators are Ms Rochford and Ms Leavy.

Green School Committee 2016