October 2009 saw the launch of climate change as an international theme of the Green-Schools programme, the Foundation for Environment Education (FEE) and HSBC. Eco-Schools from 12 FEE delegations around the globe are taking part in this new international initiative: Brazil, China, England, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Malta Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, United States and Wales. These schools will be involved in a whole host of activities, whilst in Ireland, a select group of Green-Schools will focus on reducing their carbon number with support from An Taisce and HSBC.
This new initiative targets schools that have already embraced An Taisce’s “Green Flag” programme, and can use their expertise to focus on reducing their carbon footprint. With the assistance of HSBC volunteers, the project should produce some interesting research results and demonstrate schools’ potential to make a positive impact on the environment.
Examples of best practice will be shared through the website www.eco-schools-hsbc.org to make schools aware of what can be done to address the issue of climate change.
The HSBC Eco-Schools Climate Competition will stimulate the student’s creativity by encouraging them to share their work on climate change by entering a poster competition.
For more information, www.eco-schools-hsbc.org