“THE GREATEST THREAT TO OUR PLANET IS THE BELIEF THAT SOMEONE ELSE WILL SAVE IT” -Robert Swan.
We are all part of the environment we live in. The solution to many environmental problems lie in our attitude towards the environment. Be it awareness to keep our surroundings clean or the realization to conserve natural resources by reusing and recycling wherever possible, they all are attitudinal. On the surface it looks simple but changing the attitude of 125 crore people is not going to happen overnight. The best way to attempt to bring about a change in the attitude of the society is through children. They have no vested interests and they are impressionable. They are the future. They are the main influence in any family. With this realization, we have channeled our efforts in this direction of saving the environment.
The club is led by Niharika Dubey of std IX as the President and E. Reshma of std IX as the Secretary, under the guidance of our Principal Rev.Fr.Johny Koyikkara, C.M., and Vice Principal Rev. Fr. Arockia Doss, C.M.
This year in the month of July a short meeting was held to chalk-out the activities for this academic year. The students enthusiastically participated in various competitions.
As the year rolled by, it became important for us to emphasize on our objectives and work towards excellence.
The objectives are as follows :
* To foster central and critical thinking on environmental safety and security.
*To develop a pragmatic approach to environmental degradation.
*To spread awareness and educate students on the impact of economic reforms on agriculture and there by the food security in our country.
*To instill economic thinking in relation to mismanagement of resources and bio-diversity.
*Growing of more trees in school, at home and in all available spaces.
*Cleanliness campaign and maintaining hygiene and clean the environment /surroundings.
*Emphasizing on the concepts of No plastic and polythene materials.
*Engage water conservation and rain water harvesting.
*”Seeds to Table” concept that involves growing and eating our food straight from the field is to be practiced and popularized.
*To use media such as documentary films, advertisements, posters, competitions etc. for spreading messages concerning environmental awareness.
ECO CLUB -ACTIVITIES
*We aim at making eco- friendliness a way of life.
*Our students collected waste paper, plastic plates, degradable wastes etc. and put them in to the waste bins for processing them in to compost.
*We also had a Eco-hut where we grew plants and stored the degradable waste.
Being one of the best eco- friendly schools in the city, we have our own herbal garden within our school campus. We brought various herbal plants such as Aloevera, Tulsi, Nithya kalyani, keezhanelli etc. The SVS club members made sure that the plants are watered regularly. Apart from herbal plants we grow a number of vegetables and greens in the campus.
ECO CLUB -AWARENESS
The students from standard V to XII made posters, banners by displaying quotes and slogans relating to creating a eco-friendly world and to create awareness among the students.
Eco club efficiently conducted all its activities with the continuous support of the teachers -in-charge and the co-operation of the students. The Eco- club emerged successfully in all its activities for this academic year with the ample guidance of our dear Principal Rev. Fr. Johny Koyikkara, C.M.
“Living more sustainably is not a hipple thing, it’s a survival thing”
KILLING EARTH = KILLING OURSELVES