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An Eco-School since 2016

Eco-Schools is the world’s largest international sustainability education programme. It is run by the Foundation for Environmental Education and has been developed in Portugal since 1996 by the Associação Bandeira Azul da Europa (ABAE)

It aims to encourage actions and recognise the quality work developed by schools, within the ambit of environmental education for sustainability.

The programme is coordinated at the international, national, regional and school levels. This multilevel coordination allows a confluence for common objectives, methodologies and uses that respect the specificity of each school and its media.

Between 2020-2022, all Globeducate schools are on the journey towards Eco-Schools' Green Flag status. Using this globally recognised benchmark as a tangible tool for meeting our vision to address the UN Sustainability Development Goals 2030 and prepare each student to become a global citizen who can shape the world. 

Nobel Algarve attained its first Green Flag in autumn 2016.

During Covid-19 school closures, schools held online Eco-committee meetings and moved action planning online. Our group now has 52 Eco-School coordinators; each school has its own teacher who is leads on our Global Agenda projects and overseeing the Eco-Schools accreditation and journey. 

Initiatives and recognition  

The Eco-Schools committees in different parts of the world have shared fantastic projects, from bee-keeping on the school rooftop garden in Toronto, to the Sunga Bana project started by Hattemer students in France. Here in Portugal, our students worked with a local artist to create art installations of marine mammals made with plastic. In Spain, the President of Eco-Escuelas visited schools and spoke to students about the differences they can make, and in Canada and India, Eco-Schools met with our Chief Academic Officers. 

In 2020, Rome International School´s Eco-School activities were recognised by global international education awards The PIEoneer Awards when teh school was shortlisted for the Sustainability International Impact Award.   


Globeducate schools celebrate United Nations official days to support eco-awareness and conservation. Across our network, Globeducate students and teachers work with their own Eco School committees and come up with inspiring ways to mark globally-recognised eco events such as Earth Hour, Earth Week and Earth Day, as well as those less well known such as International Bee Day, International Oceans Day and World Wildlife Day.

These days unite our whole Globeducate family as our students and teachers from across different age groups and cultures share what they have done with their contemporaries and families. By building these events into our school calendars, teachers can provide students with meaningful contexts for these events which have long-lasting impact. 

Please see Nobel Algarve British International School’s Eco Schools action plan

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