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[Eco Schools flag] image by António Martins

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The Eco Schools campaign

The Eco Schools campaign originated in Denmark in the early 1990s. The idea of making school children environmentally aware was later taken over and developed by the Danish Friluftsradet and the campaign spread to other European countries. The flag and logotype was developed by a French design firm.
The flag is an award given to those schools that achieve certain goals in relation to protecting the environment. In other words, it is a companion of the Blue flag of clean beaches.

Source: Rolf Lindquist, Europeiska miljo flaggor [lqu99a], Nordisk Flaggkontakt [nfk], No. 29 (Autumn), 1999.

Jan Oskar Engene, 17 March 2000

Local version of the Eco Schools flag (Portugal)

[Eco School flag in Portugal] image by António Martins

In Escola Secundária Rainha Dona Leonor, a high school in Lisbon, the Eco School flag is displayed daily, in an equal-height pole to the left of the national flag, which is hoisted only on Sundays and holydays. In the upper fly there is some more lettering: "ECO-ESCOLAS 2002/2003". This obvious varies in language and dates, yielding some 15 different flags each year.

António Martins, 24 December 2003

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