23.02.16 : GREEN SCHOOLS PROGRAMME 2015-16
“I don’t want to protect the environment; I want to create a world where the environment doesn’t need protection.”
We, at QVS, believe in sensitizing our queens about environmental degradation and conserving our environment. For the same, QVS joined hands with Green School Programme which is a programme is based on an audit of the school’s environmental practices, carried out by its own students and evaluated by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). The objective of this programme is to create zero-waste zone in the school. It focuses on the collection, transport, processing or disposal, managing and monitoring of waste materials. It refers to waste materials produced by human activity, and the process is generally undertaken to reduce their effect on health, the environment or aesthetics.
The Gobar Times Green Schools Programme is a platform to acknowledge and reward schools which focuses on adaptation of the most innovative and effective practices to manage natural resources within the school’s premises and excel in the field of managing their resources.
With the same idea of conservation of environment in mind, this year too, the queens of Queen’s Valley School worked for the Green Schools Programme initiated by the CSE and secured a national rank 2 in the same competing with 1431 schools all over the country.
“CSE said that the awards have been given on the basis of a detailed assessment of environment-friendly practices such as rainwater harvesting, proportion of green area in school, waste management, water management and sanitation practices, availability of health -promoting food in the canteen, among other practices.”, reported the Hindustan Times.
The award ceremony was held on 23 February, 2016 at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road. It was presided over by CSE DG Sunita Narain and the chief guest was the famous actor Tom Alter. The awards were given rank-wise and category-wise and the top 10 winners were schools from Noida, Delhi, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
So all in all, the queens proved their mettle once again at a national platform with such a crowning achievement.