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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.
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…
There are a lot of different things that we have noticed as the Green Schools Campaign has journeyed out this year. There are schools that are doing a great many number of activities and there are schools that are doing a little lesser, since they are new to the campaign. However, one thing that remains constant, through all the schools that we visit, and all the students that we interact with is the fact that everyone wants to do something, everyone wants to make a positive impact. This phenomenal attitude was seen once again today, at St. Paul's Boys' High School, Dadar. Close to seventy students from the school, all part of the school's Eco-club, attended the first session for the Green Schools Campaign in their school.
Following the GreenLine movie, the children listened attentively to all of the waste facts and figures for the city of Mumbai. The children were unanimous in saying that cleaning the city was an important prerogative and should begin w…
We found ourselves today at St. Jerome High School Kashi-Mira nice and early for our first session here for the Green Schools Campaign’s second edition. A new entrant in the Green School’s Campaign, the students for the session included boys and girls from the Eighth Standard; all wondering what was in store for this special session. All bright and bubbly, we ourselves wondered what was in store for us. The session began with Fr. Savio telling the students about the Green Schools Campaign, and the work that GreenLine has been doing. He then took them totally into the session by easing them into questions on water, and their attitude towards it. This was followed by GreenLine’s mini-documentary on Respecting and Valuing Water, a look at the city’s water problems, and a number of different outlooks towards the same. Following this, Jessica told the students present about different stats on water that the city of Bombay and India have. The third part of the session was co…