At All Saints International School, we believe that there is only choice in life - that is the right choice. We teach our students to choose environmental responsibility over any other i.e to 'think, be and go green' all the time. For this reason, the school engages its students in several projects, campaigns, crusades as part of its abiding 'Go Green' commitment.
The various green school activities taken up by school are:
Bearing in mind that environmental challenges are growing and also that they can be met and countered if each one of us is aware and involved, All Saints International School has a concurrent and on-going Green House Programme. As a part of it, the school children have realized that we all need to change the way we manage natural resources; alter our consumption patterns so that we can do more with less; and innovate with current technologies so that we can improve the environment around us.
"To make choices that helps us to satisfy our needs for survival without compromising on the ability of next generation to do the same"
The whole purpose of the programme is that it helps the students to gain:
|1||Waste and Food||Waste Audit and a Food Audit report of the school|
|2||Water and Air||Water Audit and Indoor Air Quality report will be prepared for the school|
|3||Carbon Footprint||A Carbon Footprint Audit report of the school|
|4||Energy Audit||An energy audit report of the school|
Carbon Footprint = Output of an activity x Emission Factor of that Activity
One particular clean up campaign was organized by the young students when they took upon themselves to educate and sensitize the vendors and green grocers about the imperative need to reduce wastage and to dispose off waste properly.
Undeterred by the dreary and overcast sky and a hibernating sun, the youngsters laden with paper bags and high spirits went up to the fruit and vegetable vendors in Civil Lines, Bhiwadi. They educated them about the need to keep the surroundings where they live and work hygienic and clean. They handed over the utilitarian paper bags prepared by Grade V students to the green grocers and vegetable sellers, thus exhorting them to practically say a 'No to plastic bags'. The students placed placards and slogans highlighting the urgent need to clean up the environment at strategic points and positions in Civil Lines.
The Gen-X of the school lived up to Gandhiji's immortal words 'we must be the change we wish to see around us' by clearing up the littering fruit peels and rotten vegetables lying scattered around the area, the youngsters influenced the bystanders and others in the vicinity to also join in and clean up the debris. The students set an example before the grown-ups by wearing cloth aprons and protecting their hands with sterilized gloves thereby give a practical demonstration of how waste materials should also be disposed off in a hygienic and effectual manner.
The 'Say No to Crackers' campaigns by Saints students go beyond the conventional trappings and lip service; they are thoughtfully planned and serve to sensitize the children and through them the community about the life of brutality and danger that the poor children lead while working in factories making firecrackers. These campaigns are a sincere attempt on the behalf of the school to bring a sense of realization in the society as to how these children get victimized.
Through posters, cards promoting Green Diwali, thematic paintings, slogans and catchy captions on 'Save Environment', 'Go-Green', 'Abolishing Child labour', 'Noise Pollution', 'Air Pollution', 'Harm to animals and birds' and 'Disturbance to the elderly and babies' the students of All Saints International School have tried their best to spread awareness among their fellow-students and society for the imperative need to stop bursting crackers and have highlighted the far-reaching repercussions on man, animals and environment alike.