What Is an Environmental Review?
The Environmental Review is an important tool that will assist you in understanding the ecological and social impact your school has on the local environment and your community. This checklist will be of assistance to your Eco-Committee to quantify the school’s impact in terms of the seven Eco-Schools Themes and to generate action project ideas.
How to Use This Review
Your Eco-Committee can use this review to check off the areas in which your school is currently making improvements and to help you recognise areas that might need a focus in both the short and long term. This activity is to be student lead as it will inform the actions taken by students.
Score each question then total your answers. The lowest total will identify the area you should focus on.
How to Rate Your School
Rate your school on a scale of one to five as per below:
- 5 : Yes, we are champions in this area!
- 4 : In this area we have taken positive steps, but we still can improve.
- 3 : We’ve just started our journey!
- 2 : Hmm, we’re in the planning stages.
- 1 : Ha! We never thought of that – thanks for the idea!
In the comments section you can mention some of the great ways in which your school is focusing on this area. You can also write down ways in which you think you could improve and what projects might be a good starting place.