President Kaljulaid the patron of Eco-Schools movement in Estonia distributed Green Flags

Green Flag recogniton

On June 5, a recognition event of the Eco-Scools program took place. The educational institutions that successfully participated in the program were recognized with the Green Flag eco-label.

The event took place in Tartu Lotte Kindergarten. This kindergarten was one of the Estonian educational institutions that received the Green Flag recognition this year. In total, green flags were distributed to 33 kindergartens and schools. Twelve educational institutions received this recognition for the second time. In addition, there are 43 educational institutions that received the Green Flag last year. The educational institution has the right to use the Green Flag eco-label for two years.

For the first time, the President of the of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, who has been the patron of the Green School since the beginning of June, participated in the distribution of green flags. Before the official start of the event, President visited the Lotte Kindergarten. The kindergarten introduced its activities in the Green School program. The children greeted the President with songs, gave her as a gift a jar of their good wishes and ideas, and planted an apple tree in the garden together.

The President then gave an opening speech and recognized the educational institutions that successfully participated in the program with the Green Flag eco-label.

Introduction to the Green School

The Eco-Schools program is the best-known global environmental education program. The aim of the program is to integrate environmentally friendly thinking and behavior into the activities of kindergartens and schools.

The network includes 64 countries and more than 59 000 educational institutions around the world. Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in Denmark runs the program. The Eco-Schools program is led in Estonia by the Estonian Society for Nature Conservation, and starting from this year the activities are implemented by Tartu Nature House.

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More information:

Eeva-Kirsipuu Vadi
Coordinator of Estonian Eco-Schools programme