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It’s been an exciting six months, and yesterday, 18th March, was the high point of the Green Schools Campaign 2010-2011. With 12 participating schools and lots of great ideas, choosing the winners was really difficult! Nevertheless, here they are are:
Greenest School Award:Sacred Heart High School, Vashi Greenest School—Runner up: St. Dominic Savio High School, Andheri Best New Initiative:St. Joseph’s High School, Wadala
The programme began with an overview of the campaign, followed by a session on waste management by Dr. Amiya Kumar Sahu (President, National Solid Waste Association of India). The winning schools were then announced by Fr. Edwin (Chairman, Maschio Foundation). Each of the winners also made a presentation on the green projects they are implementing in their schools. We were also privileged to have with us Prof. Jürgen Kleinwächter, a renowned international solar energy expert, who explained that creative thinking is the basis for developing new technology. Another important event of the day was the release of the short film ‘Beautiful Earth ‘, produced by GreenLine.
The programme was an occasion for celebration for all the participants, as well as for us at GreenLine. We’re already looking forward to next year’s campaign! Congratulations to the winners, all the participants, and everyone who has helped make the first year of GreenLine a success.
10th December 2011 A warm welcome aboard to St.Pius X as they join in the Green Schools Campaign for the year! This school is amidst a clean neighborhood indeed and the Piusites are certainly a boisterous bunch. Today was our first session with the Piusites. Alden gave a brief introduction about the Green Schools Campaign. He asked them what was their take on the current issues regarding the environment and received some ingenious answers. They said that we are destroying our home, 'Earth' but there are number of ways to take care of it but the change starts with each one of us! Next, he eased the boys into the topic for the current session on 'water'. We had a screening of the GreenLine Movie on 'Water', followed by another interactive discussion with the boys about the issues raised on water supply in Mumbai. The boys were quick with their answers and open to the idea that we all can tackle this problem. Then Jessica elucidated o…
Team GreenLine saw itself at St. Paul's Girls' Convent High School, Dadar on a warm Tuesday morning, and it was there to conduct the school's first session, in this, the Second Edition of the Green Schools Campaign.There were a good number of things we noticed as we entered the school premises itself. For one, even though there is not too much space that the school can consider its campus, there is a whole lot of environment-friendly work being done here. We noticed a number of trees all around, and also the presence of dustbins all over the place. What however, really caught attention was the fact that even though the school was going through a recess, and even though there were students eating all over the place, there was not a single chip packet, chocolate wrapper, or food waste anywhere to be seen. This shows that the girls know the value of keeping the school as tidy as possible and also that unnecessary wastage itself is wrong.
Today St. Stanislaus High School, Bandra had its first session with the GreenLine team, making it the newest addition to the Green Schools Campaign. The session was with the 8th Standard boys from the nature club, who were quite a vibrant bunch! The session began with Fr. Savio introducing the Green Schools Campaign to the students. He then led the group through an exercise, which helped them realize that we need to feel upset about the damage being done to our 'home' - the Earth. Next, the GreenLine film on Water was screened. This was followed up with a lively discussion on the different issues that the film raises. The students were quick in giving their observations and insights on the problems of water scarcity, wastage and pollution that Mumbai faces. At the end of the discussion, they expressed their eagerness to do their bit to address these problems. At this point, Alden took over the session and presented the students a set of activities they could do in t…