Getting Started

What is EkoSkola?

The Eco-Schools programme was launched in 1994 by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and now includes nearly 38,000 schools distributed around the world.
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Click here to view a short video explaining the Eco-Schools programme

Eco-Schools aims at mobilizing the whole school to empower students to adopt an active role in environmental decision-making and action in their school and in their community. Schools that have successfully achieved achieved this goal are awarded a Green Flag – a prestigious eco-label testifying the school’s commitment to fostering sustainable lifestyles.
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The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA), in collaboration with the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, launched a project to pilot the programme in Malta in October 29th, 2002. After the success of the pilot project, Nature Trust (Malta) representing FEE (Malta) decided to co-ordinate the initiative, known in Malta by the name of EkoSkola.

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Why should your school participate in EkoSkola?

EkoSkola is an opportunity to improve the quality of life of your school community by:

How does EkoSkola function?

Green flagEkoSkola seeks to develop environmental responsibility by adopting a whole school approach in the design, implementation and monitoring of a School Environmental

Policy that is intimately integrated into the School’s Development Plan. The ultimate goal is to infuse, through deliberate choices, sustainable lifestyles into the school’s day-to-day functioning so that this environmental ethic gradually becomes an integral part of the school’s ethos. When a school gives evidence that it has achieved this goal, it is awarded the EkoSkola award – the Green Flag.

Essential requirements for participation in EkoSkola:

Click here to view a powerpoint about Empowering Children through EkoSkola

Click here to view a powerpoint giving some data from a study made in Ireland to check the effectiveness of the Eco-Schools Programme

Click here to view a powerpoint giving the Progress Report for EkoSkola for 2011-2012

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