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[Green School Flag Program] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 December 2003

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The Green Flag is the symbol of the Eco-Schools project ( of the FEE, the Foundation for Environmental Education (, a sister project of the Blue Flag project. The Green Flag is the symbol that a school successfully participates in the program. As with the Blue Flag, the Green Flag includes a copyright notice.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 24 September 2005

Eco-schools is a programme of FEE, Foundation for Environmental Education, which Secretariat is hosted by the Danish Outdoor Council. The Green Flag and Eco-schools symbols are copyright and owned by FEE.
Sérgio T. Santos, 15 July 2005

Until 2001 the organization was called FEEE - Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe, but since now there are non-European members, the name was changed. FEE also awards the Blue Flag for beaches and marinas (presumably now they are also inscribed FEE instead of FEEE). Unlike the Blue Flag that is awarded for particular year and one which the year is inscribed in canton, the Green Flag apparently have no year on the flag itself (maybe because schools typically have less money to change flag every year then the marinas).
Željko Heimer, 17 April 2003

A quick check of their site ( adds that the programme was developed in 1994. Regarding the different versions:

  • We have a Portuguese version: The two years in the flag show it is awarded for a school year, in the same way Blue Flags in the southern hemisphere are awarded for a summer season that requires two years to describe.
  • I'm not so sure about the number of versions. I'd say the Green Flag is usually undated. As an extreme example: Look at this page where apparently a school shows three green flags, which by different levels of wear could be interpreted as older an newer, but no years in sight.
  • If they started in 1994, then at least there must be both FEEE- and FEE-versions, or maybe nothing and FEE.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 12 September 2007