Environmental Review

Although each school might decide to start from any point in the EkoSkola process, the first task of the committee is the design, implementation and evaluation of the school’s environmental review.

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The downloads include an environmental review checklist (either in Maltese or English) and an environmental review adapted for Infants, spanning the main areas of environmental concern. The school can either adopt them as they are or adapt them to its particular needs or even add new areas of concern.

The checklists which can be downloaded from the below links is sub-divided into seven main sections that reflect the seven EkoSkola themes:

Environmental review checklist in English
Environmental Review checklist in Maltese

Litter Transport
Waste minimisation Healthy living
Energy The School

Since the major activities occurring in schools concern the curriculum, another section, entitled School Environmental Policy, is also included.

Nevertheless, the school is free to choose other areas of environmental concern that are more relevant to its needs and to devise appropriate checklists accordingly. That is why each checklist has a couple of blank rows and why the last grid has been left blank.

Children, with the guidance of adults, can use the questions contained in these checklists to gather information about the state of the school’s environment.

The sections marked Action needed, Action to be taken and Cost involved need not be filled in during the review … although they may come in useful for jotting notes and bright ideas. These sections can serve as discussion primers during the following EkoSkola committee meeting and are also good indicators for items to be considered in the formulation of the action plan.

A sample checklist for the younger children can be downloaded from the link below

Environmental Review checklist for younger children


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