Continuing with its tradition of preserving environment and having eco-friendly activities, we have conducted tree plantation programme in our school campus. The teachers, students and our principal undertook a plantation drive. Trees are important, necessary and valuable to our very existence. It's not too hard to believe that without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. Unfortunately, our need for trees is more than ever. While science and technology has provided us with many comforts, the consequent urbanization and industrialization also has had some undesired side-effects; Global Warming being one of those. The club has identified this problem and has associated itself with this case. Therefore, we conduct a plantation drive each year. All in all, this event served the dual purpose of education and entertainment for the students besides also contributing to the welfare of nature.
Under recycling, students learned to convert trash to treasure. With the help of used paper-cups, ice-cream sticks, bottles and old newspaper, exquisite craft and utility items are made. Students are thus made conscious of the concept of ‘reduce, reuse and recycle,’ from an early age. It is preparing students to be critical and creative thinkers who are confident to champion the sustainability of the world and its environment. It is inspiring their thirst to know more, equipping them with appropriate and relevant knowledge, and nurturing their passion to influence change in the way we are managing this planet.
Environmental Inspiration Stories
We have asked people to share their stories about what inspired them to care about their school, their community, and their planet. We want to better understand what motivates people to get involved and take action. Is it loving a place? Playing in nature? Having a great teacher or mentor? Being in nature?
Let's see what they have got to say.
When I was much younger, I used to litter all the time. I would eat chocolates and put the wrappers on the streets. As I grew older, I learned more about environmental issues like sustainability and water pollution in school, which changed my perspective on things like littering and made me realize that we should care about and protect our Earth because our future depends on it.
- Class 8 Student
In 4th standard, my teacher did an environmental unit in which we learned about simple tasks we could implement at home to reduce resource consumption and depletion. My teacher inspired me to change my habits because she taught me how easy it is to make a difference.
- Class 8 Student
Last year, I went as a volunteer with other teachers on our annual 1-day field trip to Rasala Nature Park. The naturalists who had dedicated their lives to teaching children about nature along with the biodiversity and beauty of the area truly inspired me to get involved with preserving the environment.
- Class 12 Student