The international Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) drives Eco-Schools – a global, student-led phenomenon and the world’s leading environmental education programme. Students in a diverse range of countries pledge to actively make their schools, communities and the planet cleaner, greener places.
In 2015, Northern Ireland became the first country out of the 59 nations that are Eco-Schools members to reach 100% participation, with all schools registering to take part.
The environmental charity, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, operates Eco-Schools in this green part of the globe, with support from the Department of the Environment and sponsorship from SSE Airtricity.
Environment minister, Mark H. Durkan, said in a public statement: “This is a tremendous achievement for schools. Our young people have a proud history spanning over 20 years, with a local school being the first in the world to be awarded an Eco- Schools Green Flag Award.
Category: Summer 2015