Environmental Education enables students at an early age, to develop a much deeper understanding of the environmental issues, and its various impacts. As future responsible citizens it gives them a choice and platform to explore, understand and resolve related problems and work for the betterment of our environment and society.
Education for Sustainable Development, is recognized as a key element and a crucial enabler for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Global Action Programme targets. knowledge sharing and a social platform are key for promoting awareness on global sustainability and creating a community of citizens committed to making lasting change through peer learning and the sharing of best practices, customized resource development, and opportunities for thought leadership.
The Green Champion School Alliance, is a network of Schools, in India that that supports global sustainability programs and is designed to enable schools to create a quantifiable platform to influence our society in the areas of, climate and sustainability, health and wellness, equity and inclusion, and economic efficiency.
WHAT IS A SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL.
Sustainable schools begin with the future in mind, designing a learning experience for students that will prepare them to lead the world toward a healthier, cleaner, more sustainable future.
Sustainable schools create an environment where teachers and other faculty can cultivate a positive attitude and give students the physical place, and organizational culture to encourage the development of environmentally conscious global citizens.
- A school that is intentional about where, what, and how students learn to create a sustainable future.
- A school that promotes a healthy environment, a place for students and staff to grow with clean air and water in an energy-efficient building, as well as nurturing food and plenty of exercise.
- A school that has Equitable access to resources and opportunities for all students through a curriculum that builds students’ cultural competence, compassion, and leadership skills.
- A school that has, interdisciplinary focus on sustainability that empowers students with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets to preserve and steward their school, homes, communities, and planet.
The power of Influence. The power of multiplication.
As we look toward fulfilling the ambitious UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, the plan of action for people, planet, and prosperity cannot be met without acknowledging the important connection between transfer of knowledge and creation of opportunities through communities.
As hubs of large communities, schools and their teaching tools can bring together, environmental education and large-scale community engagement. Students, teachers, and parents can access a platform to become catalysts to impact citizens through behaviour, and by influencing decision making with stakeholders from the private sector, academia, civil society and public institutions to jointly engage for knowledge, inspiration and action.
Schools in India have an average of 900 to 1300 Students per school and these students and related stakeholders in the eco system can be influential ambassadors of sustainability.
A network of sustainable schools across India can create a substantial impact and awareness.
Why It Matters
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