Green SchoolsMay 13, 2021 2022-04-29 0:39
What is a Green School?
A Green School is a resource-efficient school that meets most of the criteria given below:
Window Floor Ratio (WFR) more than 15 per cent
Maximum use of energy efficient lighting to conserve energy and use of alternative sources of energy. GSP Audit encourages schools to minimise use of conventional lights without compromising sufficient lighting for students
Maintain a high green cover inside and around school campus along with greater biodiversity by planting native species of plants
Serve only cooked meals (or avoid packaged foods that are high in Fats, Sugar and Salt) to ensure healthy food consumption
- Harvest rainwater through Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) systems and reuse treated wastewater. Waste water can be treated at school level (decentralised wastewater treatment system) or at centralized Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs)
Pre and Post monsoon cleaning of RWH systems is important
Segregate waste at source efficiently and dispose responsibly. Recycling at least 90 per cent of the waste is recommended
Wet waste to be composted
Waste not to be burned
In 2021, Global Public School was awarded the Green Certificate for the exemplary work done towards meeting the standards set by the Green School Programme Audits.
It was a proud moment for us when our Environment Secretary, Ms Ann Maria Felix and the GSP Coordinator were invited to present the school’s plans at the virtual forum of the Green Schools national network
Our students are also actively involved in the Young Environmentalist initiatives (https://young.downtoearth.org.in/) , a website for youngsters hosted by the Down To Earth team of the Centre for Science and Environment ( www.cseindia.org).