What is Eco-Schools?

Eco-Schools is a proven schools-based sustainability education framework operating in 74 countries globally! Developed by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), Eco-Schools is a curriculum linked, democratic and participatory program that provides an excellent opportunity for students to experience active citizenship in their schools. Schools, Preschools, Early Learning Centres and the wider community all benefit from this program.

Australian schools can take part in the International Eco-Schools Program! Already hugely popular on a global scale – over 59,000 Eco-Schools across 74 nations – participants find great encouragement in knowing their local efforts are being reciprocated around the world- 20.5 million students now attend an Eco-School and over 1.4 million teachers are registered!

Schools are the heart of our communities. A litter-free, healthy, eco-friendly school is a real asset to a community – as part of the physical environment of a local area and as a site where young people gain knowledge, skills and positive attitudes towards the environment. The introduction of this program is sure to give a real boost to Keep Australia Beautiful’s mission for a litter free and sustainable Australia.

Keep Australia Beautiful is leading the Eco-Schools program in Australia. Interested schools can proceed straight to the free Membership page or contact hailey@kab.org.au for further information.

Eco-Tots is a new initiative catering for the 0 – 5years age group and follows the Eco-School procedures and processes with awards/accreditation.

Eco-Schools Australia is part of the global FEE network