Respecting Nature—St. Joseph’s High School Wadala

11th February 2011

‘Nature—Our Treasure’, ‘Go Green’, ‘Nurture Nature’…These are a few of the slogans that are buzzing around the campus of St. Joseph’s High School, Wadala.  The staff and students have joined hands with the rest to care for our endangered planet.

Our school is participating in the Green Schools Campaign organized by GreenLine, with efforts being made right from the Jr. Kg. to Std. X, involving care for plants, waste management, conservation of water and electricity and discouraging the use of plastics. The Annual Sports Festival held in December 2010 with the theme, ‘Nature—Our Treasure’ reflected this spirit.  The Class Floats at this Festival put across these themes very effectively. Well-placed signs serve as reminders to conserve water and electricity.  Elsewhere, new plants and attractive posters attract the children to the beauty of plants and greenery.  ‘Open Days’ provide perfect opportunities to convey our message to parents and other visitors.  Cloth bags with catchy slogans urge parents to shun the use of plastic bags. 


Compost is a good and cheap way to make organic fertilizer, and under the guidance of Fr. Rosario, the students are putting the waste to good use.  Kitchen scraps and other waste materials from the school find their way to the compost pit.  We are also in the process of introducing vermiculture. All these little efforts aim at making students more eco-friendly and enhancing their commitment to protect the environment, in short, to truly care for creation.

Our effort to carry the message beyond the school continued on the Annual Thanksgiving Day on January 28th, through the mini-musical ‘At the Bottom of the Garden’ by the juniors of the Primary section, and the musical ‘One Planet Future’ that revealed that even waste has a  productive role to play in our environment. 

We all have a contribution to make.  Our life is precious and so is that of our planet earth. The song from the musical One Planet Future says it all, ‘We’ve only one planet, and one planet future to share!’

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