From Ideas to Action—Sacred Heart High School, Vashi

25th January 2011
‘This is my plant!’ piped a tiny student of Sacred Heart High School, proudly showing off her sapling. We were impressed—these students, and their eco-club in particular, have taken decisive steps to make their school a greener and healthier place.
     
Our visit began with the eco-club, led by their teacher Mrs. Nirmala, showing us their garbage management system, where wet waste is composted and used as fertilizer for plants. This led us to their next initiative, a small garden of medicinal plants. They then explained how they’ve succeeded in combining environmental consciousness with utility by setting up an organic garden where they grow vegetables with the manure generated from the school’s wet waste. They also went on to show us how they are trying to involve other students in their greening activities by getting them to bring their own plants to the nursery.

The students’ eagerness to make a difference in their surroundings came through in the presentation they made for us, detailing the green projects they have taken up in the past. These include carrying out audits of their water, energy and fuel use, and taking practical steps to reduce consumption. Their intelligent questions and suggestions left us in no doubt that for these young people, sustainability is not just a good idea but a way of life.

Comments

advait said…
good work by d students and lot of initiative taken by members of eco-club and techer MrsNirmala Nair.keep up the good work,well done!!!
Dilip said…
Excellent!! A very good Natural initiative!!
Dilip Ghorpade!!
Richa said…
really good work guys...!
proud for what u'l are dong..,
richa raote.
Chandramohan said…
keep up the good work. such education on the issues concerning the students' immediate surrounding and learning by doing is very vital for a sustainable future.
apurava said…
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Sainiranjan said…
We have made the Eco-Club page on Facebook! This is the url........
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sacred-Heart-Eco-Club/184929058196712
Kanwal K said…
I have read the report and the comments about your work and am extremely thrilled and happy. Apart from your regular subjects you are teaching fundamental principles and do practicals of improving the environment by involving them in physical work to grow plants and use waste material as fertilizer. Schools in this country need very many more involved teachers like you. Keep up the good work. God bless you in your efforts.
gargi said…
today for our mother earth we decided not to watch tv
rahul said…
ECOCLUB IS A VERY GOOD & SUCESSFULL CLUB WORKING HARD TO SAVE PLNET EARTH....
IHOPE THIS WILL CONTINUE AND HELP OUR MOTHER EARTH 2 SURVIVE........
Ritz said…
hey guys,
just went to karnala for a field trip
enjoyed the greenery
way to go guys:)
Savio Silveira said…
How is the organic garden in the school compound getting on? Hope the plants are growing well.
Sainiranjan said…
Yes Sir, Work is going on..... Plants are growing quite well...
Rithika Kumar said…
we used an old and used book and stuck newspaper cuttings on various interests. just finished with one!!
Fiona Kumar said…
Amazing work by the Children, your committment and dedication is remarkable.
Keep up the good work.

All the best:)
nirmala said…
composting of dry leaves using amrut gel
palak(spinach& other vegitable) cultivation
tetrapak drive
butterfly garden
few initiatives we started in month of feb
NIRMALA C NAIR
SACRED HEART HIGH SCHOOL,VASHI
siddheshb083 said…
good work done by my friends WE are proud of U-SACRED HEART HIGH SCHOOL

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