Green Hull business offers eco awards help to local schools

Hull green cleaning products business Bio-D is offering help to local schools who are considering applying for Eco-Schools awards.

The Eco-Schools programme is focused on nine key topics. These are energy, water, biodiversity, school grounds, healthy living, transport, litter, waste and global citizenship.  Schools initially work towards the Bronze award, then progress to Silver and then the coveted Green Flag.

Bio-D Managing Director Lloyd Atkin said; “Apart from the obvious benefits of encouraging children to respect their environment by minimising waste and encouraging biodiversity, the Eco Schools awards give pupils an opportunity to engage with the local community and this is where we’d like to help.  A member of our team has experience in helping a school to achieve the Green Flag award and would like to offer her help to local schools.”

For more information about how Bio-D can help, please e mail info@biodegradable.biz.

Yorkshire is ranked seventh out of the nine Government regions for the amount of eco schools awards it holds – 96 Green Flags, 311 Silver awards and 404 Bronze awards.  In contrast, top performing South East region boasts 296 Green Flags, 836 Silver awards and 815 Bronze awards.

Eco-Schools is managed in England by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, the anti-litter campaign for England. The programme is one of five environmental education programmes run internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). In addition to Eco-Schools, FEE runs Green Key, Young Reporters for the Environment, Blue Flag and Learning about Forests.

Eco-Schools is run in 53 countries around the world, linking more than 40,000 schools – from the UK to France and from Morocco to South Africa. Eco-Schools is administered in Scotland by Keep Scotland Beautiful; in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy; and in Northern Ireland by Tidy Northern Ireland.