Eco-Schools Green Flag

Waltham Forest Council is supporting every school, college and early years setting in the borough to take part in the international Eco-Schools programme, establish a student-led eco-committee and to follow the Seven Steps to achieving a Green Flag. The council is funding the £200 Green Flag accreditation fee for all primary and secondary schools up to 2023.

Across the school curriculum as a route into climate and global learning we've put together primary and secondary/college resource programmes which will be made up of 10 Eco-Schools Topics.

School Eco-leads and any member of school staff keen to find out more are welcome to attend our free half-termly Climate Action Teach-Meets.

Why Eco-Schools?

Eco-committees or eco-teams empower the next generation of innovative, inspirational young citizens and shows your local community that your college, school, or nursery is forward-thinking and actively engaged in protecting people and planet.

Applying for an Eco-Schools Green Flag is the perfect way to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the achievements of young people and it reflects your school's commitment to addressing the climate and ecological emergency.

Great to hold the event at Suntrap, inspiring setting for this topic.

  • Introducing Eco-Schools in Waltham Forest

    Watch our 3 minute video explaining why Waltham Forest council is encouraging all schools to take part in the Eco-Schools programme as part of the Climate Emergency response. Find out how schools and colleges can access funding for the Green Flag application.

    Watch the video
  • Signposting climate support sites

    To help develop your school or college's climate action agenda we keep updated and share with you good practices and reputable organisations that provide environmental support. 

    This list will keep evolving please do let us know of any useful sites.

    Read more here
  • Topics for tackling carbon emissions

    Watch this 3 minute video introducing how students can learn about the causes and solutions to the climate crisis through the 10 Eco-Schools topics. Find out which topics are most relevant for helping your school or college to reduce its carbon footprint.

    Watch the video
  • Guide to running an eco-friendly event

    SchooI events such as fund-raising fairs are a great opportunity for getting people together, being creative and having fun, but they can also result in a lot of extra use of resources and waste.

    To help you make your events more eco-conscious we’ve published a simple guide full of sustainable ideas

    Click to read the guide