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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.

St. Evin's School is a Green School. We have been awarded 7 Green School Flags.

We have been awarded the Global Flag and the Green Home-School Flag. This is a wonderful achievement for St. Evin's school. Well done to Mrs. Houlihan and the brilliant Green School Committee. Keep up the good work.  

 We are proud to be honoured with the Flags at such a high level.

We have previously been awarded 5 Green School Flags for completion of each strand of the environmental programme.

1. Litter & Waste  2. Energy  3. Water   4. Travel   5. Biodiversity

In this school year, 2018 - 2019, we will focus on litter and waste.

The programme is co-ordinated by Mrs. Houlihan with the assistance of pupils from each class who are nominated to the Green School Committee. The Committee recently met on Friday, October 19th, 2018. Representatives from the classes discussed our current Green Initiatives and shared the information with the other pupils. This year we hope to reduce foil, clingfilm and straws in our lunches .

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"Green Home" was developed as a framework to support and advise householders on ways to save money on their household bills while protecting the environment. The programme focuses on the themes of waste, energy, water and transport and extends the Green-Schools message beyond the school gates into the wider community.

Green School Home Tips:

Remember to turn off the tap when you are brushing your teeth to save water.

Buy loose fruit and vegetables without packaging and you will have less paper to recycle.

Recycle your Christmas cards and wrapping paper.

Change to energy-saving light bulbs to save money on your electricity bills.

Only put on your dishwasher when it is full to save money on your electricity bill.

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