Global Citizenship is the sixth theme of the Green-Schools Programme to be introduced at a national level. It will be launched as an official theme of Green-Schools in September 2012 following a successful pilot project with schools located in the south of the country. To view case studies from these schools, click here >>.
In previous themes you have explored issues such as Waste, Litter, Energy, Water, Travel and Biodiversity. Most of these themes would have related to issues in or near your school whereas Global Citizenship issues will cross international boundaries.
This theme will enable you to discover how your work on the Green-Schools programme has, positively, influenced people and their local environments worldwide. As Global Citizenship is such a broad theme we have linked it to all the previous themes you have worked on and we would like you to work on the Litter & Waste aspect of Global Citizenship first.
To successfully implement the Green-Schools programme for Global Citizenship Litter & Waste you will be expected to establish the seven steps of the programme as described in the Green-Schools Handbook and on the following pages, and to have made progress in reaching the targets you set in relation to the Global Citizenship Litter & Waste theme.
Actions and targets should be focused around:
Raising awareness on how looking after our environment aids people all over the world
Promoting and facilitating ‘Active Citizenship’
Integrating the Global Citizenship Litter & Waste ethos into your wider Green-Schools programme
Make an improvement in the Litter & Waste management in your school
The overall aim of the Global Citizenship Litter & Waste theme is to create a knowledge and understanding about the link between environmental degradation and human rights. Students will learn about sustainable development and will be enabled to examine the world’s interdependency and development in a critical manner in order to create real change by acting locally, effecting a more equitable, just and sustainable globe for all.