Eco-Schools

Eco-Schools is an international award programme operating in 53 countries, overseen in England by the charity Keep Britain Tidy. The scheme guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life whether nursery, primary, secondary or special school. For a guide to the Eco-Schools framework please see the Eco-Schools website.

Schools receive awards for reducing their environmental impact in the following nine areas:

  • Energy
  • Waste minimisation
  • Water
  • Litter
  • Global perspectives
  • Healthy living
  • School grounds
  • Biodiversity
  • Transport

We can visit your school to offer advice and support with your Eco-School programme, including assessments of your progress towards awards. We provide training courses, assemblies and opportunities for the sharing of good practice and mutual support.

Contact us on 01432 383449 or email eco-schools@herefordshire.gov.uk