The Eco-Schools program is an ideal way for schools to embark on a meaningful path towards improving the environment in both the school and the local community while at the same time having a life-long positive impact on the lives of young people, their families, school staff and local authorities.
BFIS receives the Green Flag!
BFIS is very proud to announce that after three years of work (2018-21) the school officially holds the Green Flag designation. The Green Flag Award through Eco Schools is a visible indication of a school’s commitment to Learning for Sustainability and an internationally recognized accreditation for excellence in sustainable education. BFIS is one of the few international schools in Spain to obtain this recognition and it is a great sign of our commitment to a sustainable world.
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Goals for the School Year 2022-2023
The theme of this school year is WASTE.
Our goal is to analyze the impact of waste and propose actions to minimize its production and to improve its slective collection and management.
- Improve recycling collection and education
- Introduce a composting system with appropriate education
- Mushrom farming in recycled containers
- Organize and participate in a beach clean-up
- Second hand clothes sale
- Eco-fashion & art show
Interview with the President of the BFIS Going Green Club
The Going Green Club was created in 2018 by BFIS students, parents, and teachers. Since then the club has successfully achieved many goals and today BFIS is an eco-friendly school awarded with the Green Flag from the Eco-School organization.
The school has reduced paper consumption by 35%, banned single-use plastic, reduced cafeteria food waste, installed proper recycling bins all over, installed 90 solar panels, implemented meatless Wednesdays, and educated the whole school community about recycling and sustainable consumption.
Past Goals and Achievements
Usually after two years of implementing the Eco-School program and reaching a high level of performance in complying with these all the required steps (sometimes national mandatory criteria also applies), schools can apply for and be awarded the Green Flag. Before receiving their first Green Flag, schools must be assessed by means of a visit. During the first three years prior to the Green Flard award, the school carried out various meaningful projects to improve the school environment and make it more ecologically sustainable.
Goals and Achievements since 2018
Going Green Committee
The BFIS Going Green Committee is made up of a group of dedicated students, parents, teachers and administrators. If you are interested in hearing more about the Eco-Schools initiative and becoming a volunteer to help carry out our action plans, please register here.