7 Themes

Eco-Schools follow the 7 Steps to investigate and take action on one or more of the Eco-Schools 7 themes:

Biodiversity: Habitats & Homes

Examines the flora and fauna present in the school environment and suggests ways to increase the levels of biodiversity around the school and raises the pupils’ awareness of biodiversity and nature.

Energy & Climate: Super Smart Power

Suggests ways in which all members of the school can work together to increase awareness of energy issues and to improve energy efficiency within the school.

Fair Go: Global Citizens for Social Justice

Examines what our rights and responsibilities are on a National, European and Global scale and encourages staff, students and parents to look at the impacts our consumption habits have on other parts of the world.

Lifestyles: Healthy & Active

Encourages schools to promote the health and wellbeing of young people and the wider community and to make environmental connections to health and safety.

Litter & Waste: The Lifecycle of Stuff

Examines the impact of litter on the environment and explores practical means for reducing and minimising the amount of litter produced by the school.

Waste and Waterways: Developing our Next Generation of Waterway Keepers

Teaches children about local coastal, marine and waterways, how people and their waste are affecting these habitats and what we can do to protect them.

Water: Drink, Think, Save the Sink

Provides an introduction to the importance of water both locally and globally and raises awareness of how simple actions can substantially cut down water use.