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As a school we are endeavouring to achieve our first An Taisce Green Flag for “Litter and Waste” and build on the already excellent work in promoting litter and waste initiatives within the school.

The Green-Schools programme gives us an opportunity to take ownership of an environmental issue and create a positive change in our local community.

Student-led Green Schools Committee

Head of Green Schools:

  • Oversee committee actions and coordinate activities.
  • Liaise with Green Schools Coordinator/s to keep her/him updated.
  • Run Green Schools meetings with the Green Schools Coordinator/s
  • Link with Green School co-ordinators to ensure curriculum links are made.
  • Keep action plan up to date (link with deputy head)

 

Deputy Head of Green Schools:

  • Work closely with the Head of Green Schools
  • Keep action plan up to date and ensure up to date version is on green schools
  • Create an agenda for meetings
  • Record and circulate minutes of the Committee meetings.

 

Green Code / Action Day co-ordinators / team:

  • Create a song, rap, poem or slogan for the Travel theme.
  • A competition could be held within the school.
  • Create a video / digital poster / poster of the Green School Code.
  • Display this code on the notice board, web or elsewhere
  • Organise Action Day

 

Green Schools notice board communication officers / team:

  • Design a creative theme for the notice board.
  • Display Committee names and photos.
  • Update the notice board regularly to display survey results, recent events and news.
  • Use a ‘fact or image of the week’ system to get other pupils thinking about the environment

 

Digital and Social Media co-ordinator / team:

  • Look at preparing social media posts relating to Green Schools
  • Develop a Green Schools section on school web page
  • Add links to short videos, posts about the Committee’s progress

 

Litter Awareness co-ordinator / team:

  • Complete Litter Checklist – attached
  • Map and monitor litter black spot areas
  • Analyse time of day littering occurs (inside and perhaps outside school grounds?)
  • Involve other students – create awareness days – set up timetable for classmates to do litter picks; participate in National Spring Clean

 

Waste Management co-ordinator / team:

  • Look at www.mywaste.ie
  • Complete Waste checklist – see attachment
  • Develop questionnaire and survey – see attachment
  • Obtain waste collection data from contractor – look at quantity of waste going for recycling; food waste and general waste – seek to see an upward trend in recycling and food waste bins and less in general waste – link with Analytics team here
  • Conduct audits of the bin
  • Look at contamination in recycling and food waste bins and seek to reduce contamination through awareness campaigns
  • Review signage / bin locations
  • Encourage students to prevent waste in the first bring reusable water bottles; reduce amount packaging for lunches etc
  • Look at paper usage and how to reduce

 

Waste Prevention awareness co-ordinator / team:

  • Look at www.mywaste.ie
  • Complete Waste checklist – see attachment
  • Develop questionnaire and survey – see attachment
  • Encourage students to prevent waste in the first bring reusable water bottles; reduce amount packaging for lunches etc
  • Look at paper usage and how to reduce it
  • Are staff using two sides coping
  • Are we using high-yield economical toners for school printers.

 

Analytics co-ordinator / team:

  • Analysis of surveys and audits by other teams
  • Presenting findings of surveys / audits to Green Schools committee
  • Prepare material for green school notice board

 

Green School Co-Ordinators:

Mr. C. Hayes; Ms. L. Farrelly; Ms. M. Ryan; Ms. B. Hartigan; Ms. G. Madden.

 


 

Student Leadership Roles and Personnel

Expression-of-Interest-form 2019-2020

Green Schools Letter to Students 2019-2020

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