The school has taken significant steps to reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner environment. This is a way of teaching our students the importance of taking little steps towards creating a better world. GREEN TEEN- The Eco Club in school was created in the year 2011. Students of classes VI-XII are part of this club and are working passionately towards protecting the environment. The members of GREEN TEEN CLUB have vowed to further initiatives taken up by the school and do their best towards conservation of environment. Few projects undertaken are:

SOLAR PANELS

The school has installed solar panels to generate electricity. This has made the school self sufficient in its energy requirements, and now it is no longer dependent on BSES for its electricity. Rather, all extra electricity produced is channelled to BSES and this helps raise our credit rating with them. Our students are conscientiously switching off all electrical appliances when not in use.

Sustainability-The Smart way

PAPER RECYCLING

Our school is a ‘No Polybag’ zone. The paper recycling plant in the school is put to its optimum use by recycling all the waste paper generated in the classrooms, offices and other areas of the school. These recycled papers are then used to make folders, envelopes, cards, paperbags etc. which are then used as gifts and invites for various school events. The students also motivate the shopkeepers of the C- block market, Vasant Vihar to use these products made by them. The folders, book marks, envelopes and other such interesting items are also sold in the stalls put up by the students on the parent-teachers interaction days; the proceeds of which are used in the donation funds of the various social initiatives taken up by the school.

 

Students from classes VIII-XII of Art Society and NSS put up a stall for selling hand made products, folders, envelopes, note pads etc. made from the recycled paper

WATER CONSERVATION

RAIN WATER HARVESTING PITS
An initiative of the Eco club of the school, the rain water harvesting pits started on a small scale in the year 2000. There are 14 rainwater harvesting pits on campus that have helped in increasing the water table of the region.

WATER BANKS

Taking a step further in our attempt to conserve water, we have put water collection tubs in inner atrium . At dispersal time, the students empty the unused water from their water bottles into these tubs which is then used to water the plants in the school premises

FLORAL TRAIL

School flora was identified taking help of students and Taxonomist from diversity park, Vasant Vihar. Each identified plant has been notified using floral plates.

 

E-WASTE DISPOSAL

The Green Teen collaborated with Nokia in 2012 and started collecting E-waste such as mobile phones, chargers, keyboards, headphones etc. This waste is picked up by Nokia to be disposed off in a scientific manner. Our school has been conferred with the ‘Platinum Status’ for its contribution to ‘Nokia Planet ke Rakhwale’ campaign for collecting large amount of E-waste. Since then, the gangs of Green Teen has been collecting E-waste on a regular basis.

WASTE SEGREGATION
Our school has painted dustbins for separating biodegradable and non-biodegradable matters. In the school, we have a bigger waste collection area which has partitions for biodegradable and non-biodegradable matters like paper, plastics and glasses. The students of classes VI-XII pick the waste and segregate them, which is collected by rag pickers every Sunday.

BUILDING HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT 

Awareness and understanding of Environmental issues is an essential part of every student's learning. It helps to encourage awareness of the environment, leading to active participation in resolving environmental problems. The school has created awareness among the students, through workshops on protection and management of the environment and on ways to celebrate eco friendly festivals like Diwali and Holi.  Activities sending healthy messages to students, woven into school days, like poster designing for promoting a cracker free diwali,  making of packaging material using newspapers, recycling paper waste to make items for sale and for use on days of events, setting up stalls for sale of smokeless diyas and herbal colours for holi are part of this  sensitization.   Through active participation of the students in the prudent and rational use of natural resources like water and electricity, the school has generated awareness that each individual can, by his own behaviour and action, provide satisfactory solutions to environmental issues.

Sale of herbal Holi colours on 24 February 2018
A workshop on sensitizing the students of classes I -V about the harmful effects of bursting crackers was held on 06 October 2017
Sale of smokeless diyas on the occasion of Diwali on 07 October 2017
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Sensitizing students towards celebrating safe and Eco friendly Diwali through talks and display of posters.

A workshop on sensitizing the Middle School (Classes VI-VIII) towards their environment on 27 August 2014 

 GENERATING AWARENESS ABOUT EARTH DAY

Earth Day celebrations showcased environmental education and engaged each class in some activity, thus helping to make a difference. Sale of eco friendly products made by the students of the eco club,   distribution of handmade paper bags especially made by the students at the PVR complex in Vasant Vihar, were some of the activities that sent a message that together we can make everyday Earth Day and each one of us in the school can make a tangible environmental impact.  A nukkad Natak explained to the students the importance of Eco Friendly surroundings.

Earth Day celebrated in school to create awareness on 20 April 2018
Earth day celebrated on 21 April 2017
Students celebrate Earth Day by creating awareness through nukkad natak at PVR, complex