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Mid Ulster Eco-School Success

17 November 2017

Mid Ulster District Council has the highest percentage of Green Flag Eco-Schools of all 11 Councils here.

There are 45 Green Flag Eco-Schools in Mid Ulster, a percentage of 47%, 22% higher than the average across all the councils.

Eco-Schools is an internationally recognised initiative which promotes sustainable living by empowering our local schools to take real action for the improvement of their local and global environment.

The Council’s Recycling Officers work closely with local schools to initiate real change under a range of environmental topics such as waste, water, energy, biodiversity and litter to make their school, their communities and the environment more sustainable.

Schools that achieve this goal are awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag which is the highest award that Eco-Schools can obtain and acknowledges that the receiving school has implemented real change to make their school more sustainable.

Chair of the Council’s Environment Committee, Councillor Ronan McGinley, is delighted at the statistics. “I am delighted with the news that Mid Ulster District Council has the highest percentage of Green Flag Eco-Schools out of all 11 councils here. Once more it is testament to the work council staff are carrying out on the ground and the level of engagement that is taking place with our local schools.

“The schools do an incredible job in reinforcing the Council’s recycling and eco-friendly messages which proves, once again, the dedication and commitment there is in our district to being more pro-active and environmentally friendly.”

For more information on Eco-Schools email: recycling@midulstercouncil.org .

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