Green: Top eco-friendly schools flagged

2008-01-24 00:00

(From left) Zinhle Phakathi (Caluza Primary), Penelope Gumede (Epworth), Edward Steere (Michaelhouse), Khaliphile Mwelase (St Nicholas Diocesan School) and Naadira Ballim (Scottsville Primary School) and pose with one of the flags awarded to their schools at the Eco Schools Awards ceremony that was held yesterday at the Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve in Karkloof. The Eco-Schools Programme is designed to encourage curriculum-based action for a healthy environment. It is an internationally recognised award scheme that accredits schools that make a commitment to continuously improve their school’s environmental performance. The Eco-Schools Programme was launched in South Africa in 2003 and is supported by WWF-SA and the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA), endorsed by the Education Department and funded by Nampak. Last year 385 schools received their Eco-School flags in South Africa for 2006.

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