In Pursuit of the Green Flag

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St. Mary’s Secondary School have set out on a mission to obtain their first green flag! The focus for the green flag being sought is litter and waste. A Green Flag Committee has been set up in the school including 13 students from both junior and senior cycles.

On Thursday 2nd October the Green Flag Committee, along with organising teachers Ms. O’ Connor and Ms. Coughlan, met up with Eoin Morton of Neat Streets to discuss ideas about starting out on their Green Flag journey. Neat Streets is an anti-litter and waste programme for secondary schools which is linked to the Green Schools programme. It involves students working with their peers to develop initiatives to tackle litter and waste in their schools.

In the hopes of achieving the Green Flag for St. Mary’s an Action Plan will be undertaken in the school, led by the Green Flag Committee, to reduce waste and increase recycling. The Action Plan will continue for the academic year 2014/15 and application for the Green Flag will take place in November 2015.

The Green Flag Committee have set up a blog so you can now follow their progress as they work towards making St. Mary’s a more environmentally friendly school. Check out the blog by clicking on the link below:

http://stmarysmallowgreenflag.tumblr.com