The Green-Schools programme offers a flexible approach for schools to implement an environmental management system, based on the models of ISO14001 or EU EMAS – Eco-Management and Audit Scheme.
The programme is based on a 'seven step' system for continual improvment.
Green-Schools is a themed programme with schools initially focussing on the theme of Litter & Waste, and working through the seven steps for this theme and applying for the Green-Flag. Once successful, the school moves onto the Energy theme, and then onto the Water theme. This links very well with the renewal of the award every two years.