Students participating in EkoSkola programme
How many students are taking part in the EkoSkola environmental education programme?
EkoSkola is a voluntary environmental programme that seeks to develop environmental responsibility by adopting a whole school approach, incorporating environmental education principles within a school’s management policy.
In the 2010/11 scholastic year over 43,000 students or 76.7 per cent of students from primary to post-secondary schools, participated in the EkoSkola programme, up from 70.6 per cent in the previous scholastic year.
During the 2010/11 scholastic year a total of 19 schools were awarded the Green Flag, indicating the school’s commitment to fostering sustainable lifestyles, up from 11 schools in the previous scholastic year.
Eco-Schools is an international programme for environmental management and certification that adopts a participative approach involving students at all stages. It aims at empowering students to take an active role in Local Agenda 21-related environmental decision-making and action within their school and community. The programme is coordinated by the non-governmental organisation Nature Trust (Malta).
For more information see The Environment Report Indicators 2010-2011 at www.mepa.org.mt/teri2010-2011.