Westport Town Council -- Environment

By: Westport Town Council  05/12/2011
Keywords: secondary school

Green Schools

'Green Schools' is an international environmental education process which promotes environmental action and awareness amongst schoolgoers. Through it, environmental issues move out of the curriculum and into the day-to-day running of the school.  It is run by An Taisce in co-operation with Local Authorities throughout Ireland. Green Schools is both a programme and an award scheme; the Green Flag award is given to schools that successfully complete the programmes.

Westport schools were amongst the first in the country to achieve Green Schools status. 

Green School Themes:

1)  Litter and Waste

2)  Energy

3)  Water

4)  Travel

5)  Biodiversity            Link to Biodiversity

Green Schools in Westport and hinterland:

  • Holy Trinity National School
  • Scoil Padraig
  • Carrowbeg College
  • Gael Scoil na Cruaiche
  • Sacred Heart Secondary School
  • Cogaula National School
  • Carrowholly National School
  • Drummin National School
  • Lankill National School
  • Myna National School
  • Carrowkennedy National School
  • Rice College
  • St Colmcille's National School

While many of Westports have achieved their 4th Green Flag, Gaelscoil na Cruaiche and Holy Trinity have started on their 5th (Biodiversity) Green Flag.

Blue Flag Scheme

Blue Flag Beaches near Westport:

  • Bertra Beach, Murrisk (10 mins drive)
  • Old Head Beach, Louisburgh (20 mins drive)
  • Carramore Beach, Louisburgh (30 mins drive)

Keywords: secondary school

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