7 steps

1. Form an Eco-Committee
2. Carry out a Sustainable Development Audit
3. Create an Action Plan
4. Monitor and Evaluate
5. Links to the Curriculum
6. Inform and Involve
7. Create an Eco-Code

7. Create an Eco-Code

The school creates an eco-code to develop the chosen theme.


What is an Eco-Code?

For a perfect finishing touch to its Eco-Schools project, the school is invited to create an Eco-Code and thereby demonstrate, in a clear, fun and imaginative way, its commitment to sustainable development.

Devised in connection with the chosen theme, the Eco-Code should encompass the objectives and underlying philosophy of your commitment to the planet. Eco-Code must have a mobilising effect and aims to give greater visibility to your project.  There is no fixed format for the Eco-Code. Unleash your imagination and choose the format that best lends itself to your school’s drive for sustainable development: it can take the form of a poster, a charter, a poem, an acrostic, a play, a work of art, a video clip, a song, etc.


Primary level: Music: Create a song with rhythmic done by handclaps or snips or wooden sticks


Middle level: Drama: Create a mini theatre play illustrating what you learned with the Eco-Schools project


Secondary level: German/Italian/Spanish: Translate your Eco-Code into another language