Use the menu on the right to find out more about each of the ten Eco-Schools Scotland core topic areas.
Remember that you do not have to tackle all ten of these topics in one go. Use the results of your Environmental Review to set realistic targets and concentrate on areas that are most relevant to your school.
Please note, however, that the Litter topic has to be covered by every school.
Many of the Ten Topics overlap or are closely related to each other. Litter, for example, is closely related to Waste Minimisation, and Transport can be linked to Health and Well-being.
You may often find that, by making progress in one area, you are taking steps towards improving your performance in another.
The Scottish Eco-Schools Guides provide an introduction to the Ten Topics and suggestions for related activities. Each topic section contains useful background information and advice. You will also find suggestions for ways to link each topic to curriculum subject areas. Remember that these activity ideas are just a starting point - all schools will come up with interesting and innovative ideas of their own.
There are many local and national organisations and curricular resources available to help schools with any of the Ten core Topics. Click on the icon on the left to find out more. Our Useful Local Contacts pages are also there to help.
Scottish Eco-Schools are constantly coming up with fantastic ideas to implement the Ten Topics. This section contains some of the best ideas that we've seen. If your school has a great eco idea, why not share it with everyone in our Forum?
Scottish Eco-Schools are now part of a huge and growing community. Use the Forum to share ideas, ask for advice or comment on matters environmental.