The Eco-Schools Programme is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world with over 52,000 registered schools in 68 countries across Europe, Africa, the Middle-East, Asia, the Caribbean, USA, Mexico and Brazil.
Education for Sustainable Development Goals
The Eco-Schools Programme was developed by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in 1994, in response to UN Agenda 21 which calls for reorienting education towards sustainable development. BREEF is the official FEE representative for The Bahamas is the National Operator for the Eco-Schools Bahamas Programme
Through a simple, seven-step process Eco-Schools empowers children and youth to take action for the environment by engaging them in fun, action-oriented learning and community outreach. Successful Eco-Schools are awarded the prestigious Green Flag, an internationally recognized symbol of excellence in environmental education and practice.
Presently, the Eco-Schools Bahamas network is spread over six islands and consists of 17 government and 17 private schools. Eleuthera’s Deep Creek Middle School has the distinction of being the first school in the English speaking Caribbean to be awarded the prestigious Green Flag in 2010. And, in 2012 Abacos’ Hopetown Primary School became the second school in The Bahamas to attain Green Flag status. To date, there are 14 Green Flag Eco-Schools throughout The Bahamas.
Children for Children
BREEF supports Eco-Schools in The Bahamas through our Resilient Blue Bahamas programme. Resilient Blue Bahamas is a curriculum-based educational module specifically designed to increase student’s awareness of climate change and the role that Bahamian marine ecosystems play in mitigating the effects of hurricanes. Additionally, the global Eco-Schools network is supporting Abaco and Grand Bahama Eco-Schools affected by hurricane Dorian through the Children for Children campaign. For more information and to find out how your school can help click here.
Partnering to Protect Nature
This featured film highlights BREEF and Eco-Schools Bahamas students and the actions they are taking within their schools and communities to combat climate change and to sustain our way of life. Rolex’s Perpetual Planet initiative celebrates partnerships that encourage and inspire the next generation of underwater explorers and conservationists.
|Name of School||Location||Award level|
|Every Child Counts||Abaco||Green Flag|
|Forest Heights Academy||Abaco||Green Flag|
|Hope Town||Abaco||Green Flag|
|Man-O-War Primary||Abaco||Green Flag|
|Patrick J. Bethel||Abaco||Registered|
|Central Abaco Primary||Abaco||Registered|
|Deep Creek Middle School||Eleuthera||Green Flag|
|Harbour Island Green School||Eleuthera||Registered|
|St. Andrews Anglican||Exuma||Green Flag|
|Bishop Michael Eldon||Grand Bahama||Green Flag|
|Freeport Gospel Chapel||Grand Bahama||Green Flag|
|Holmes Rock||Grand Bahama||Registered|
|Hugh Campbell||Grand Bahama||Registered|
|Lucaya International||Grand Bahama||Green Flag|
|North Long Island High School||Long Island||Registered|
|A.F. Adderley||New Providence||Registered|
|Albury Sayle||New Providence||Registered|
|Bahamas Academy||New Providence||Registered|
|C. I. Gibson Senior High School||New Providence||Registered|
|C.C. Sweeting||New Providence||Registered|
|D.W. Davis||New Providence||Registered|
|Eva Hilton||New Providence||Registered|
|First Step Academy||New Providence||Registered|
|Government High||New Providence||Registered|
|Lyford Cay International||New Providence||Green Flag|
|St. Andrew’s||New Providence||Green Flag|
|St. Anne’s School||New Providence||Green Flag|
|South Haven Christian||New Providence||Registered|
|Temple Christian||New Providence||Green Flag|
|T.G. Glover||New Providence||Registered|
|San Pedro International||New Providence||Registered|
|St. John’s College||New Providence||Green Flag|
Sustainable Development Goals
Eco-Schools Bahamas takes action to mitigate climate change and plastic pollution.