The inservice is provided by SCARCE. In this (free) 30-45 minute session, a SCARCE representative educates the teachers and staff of the school about the Earth Flag Certification, water & energy conservation, recycling, green initiatives, etc. This program is intended to "kick-off" the school's participation in the Earth Flag Certification program. At least 75% of staff and teachers need to be present.
Carol Stream School District 93Student education
This requirement is generally the second step of the certification process. SCARCE staff go to the school and present to the students in an assembly-type setting. Please contact SCARCE for a list, description, and cost of all assemblies and educational programs available for this step.
This step of the Earth Flag Certification can be done by the school or with SCARCE help. Some examples of reduction activities are; no-waste lunch, waste audit, paper-free day, locker/desk leftover, book/puzzle exchanges, both sides of paper policy, one note home per family, etc. If you would like more information on any of the reduction activities, please contact SCARCE.
Ongoing school recycling policy
Recycling is an extremely important step in the Earth Flag Certification process. The school must have recycling for paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum. If you do not already have recycling at your school, SCARCE can help you with set up and implementation
If your school has not earned an Earth Flag or is eligible to re-certify, please contact SCARCE to begin the certification process.
If your school earned or recertified its Earth Flag prior to June 2002, you are ready to re-certify! The recertification program is designed to revitalize your school’s environmental efforts and to educate students and staff new to your school since its original Earth Flag certification. Recertification requirements are:
- School must have earned its Earth Flag prior to June 2002
- Same requirements as for Earth flag (see above)
The Earth Flag Program is funded by the DuPage County Environmental Committee
285 of the 320 schools in DuPage County have earned their Earth Flag - has yours? Have you re-certified (136 have)? How about an Ecology Flag? Click the Earth Flag Schools list above to see where your schools stands