“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”
“Climate change is no longer some far-off problem. It is happening now.”
“The environment takes care of us, so we must take care of it.”
“We only have one earth, and one chance to make it better.”
Recognising that the time to act is now, we have joined the Eco-Schools programme. It is the largest educational programme in the world, present in 67 countries and around 52,000 schools. The Eco-Schools Green Flag is an internationally recognised award for excellence in environmental action and learning.
In September 2019 we held elections to establish a student-led Eco-committee. The aim of the Eco-committee is to achieve the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award for Downe House by summer 2020.Discover
So, how can we try to get the Green Flag Award? Every school taking part in the Eco-Schools programme follows the same Seven Step framework that takes schools between one and two academic years to complete and the process is designed to engage the whole school and its wider community. The process includes:
Hopefully, by gathering evidence of these stages outlined, this will enable us to achieve the Green Flag Award!
Whilst we work towards the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award, there are already inspiring examples of how we are working towards reducing our environmental impact and improve our sustainability. These include:
The best way to find out more about Downe House, is to come and experience it for yourself – arrange a visit or join us for one of our Open Mornings?Discover