|Green Schools programme||
Green-Schools is an international environmental education programme and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole-school action for the environment
Since 2006 Loreto College Crumlin has been committed to developing An Taisce’s Green Schools Programme in an effort to become more environmentally friendly and reduce our carbon footprint. To achieve Green School status, schools have to complete four themes through seven steps. The themes are litter, energy, water and transport.
The first flag was awarded to Loreto in 2007 after the theme, Litter was successfully completed. This involved the development of recycling bins throughout the school, litter prone areas were targeted, cleaned up and monitored and composting strategies were put in place.
|Between 2007 and 2009, the second theme, Energy, was undertaken and fulfilled. In order to achieve this all classrooms were assessed for energy use and practices were outlined and put in place to reduce unnecessary energy consumption. Also the students undertook a widespread advertisement campaign to highlight the need to lower our energy usage. The second flag was awarded to the school in a ceremony in Croagh Park May 2009.
At present the Green Schools Committee is engaged in developing the third theme, Water.
Energy Green Flag
Loreto College Green School’s Code
Everyone must make a difference
Green Schools Committee 2009-2010
6th year: Caitriona Enright and Kirsty Mc Carthy
5th year: Jona Kalemi
3rd year: Amanda Bowes, Mikaela Larkin, Claire Kelly, Shanice Kelly, Shannon Leonard, Ciara Roberts,
Eve Foster, Alina Yanova, Lyndsey O’Neill, Shauna Keogh and Lorna Mooney
2nd year: Audrey Ward and Emma Lennon
Staff: Mrs. Colhoun, Mrs. Mulligan, Ms. Gannon, Ms. McNiff, Ms. Murphy and Trevor Belling