Friday, February 11, 2011

BIS #2278 GOING GREEN

WADALA, FEBRUARY 11, 2011:
 ‘Nature –Our Treasure’, ‘Go Green’, ‘Nurture Nature’…. These are but a few slogans that are buzzing around the campus of St. Joseph’s High School. The staff and students have joined hands with the rest to care for our endangered planet.
Our school is participating in the Green Schools Campaign organized by GreenLine - A Project of the Don Bosco Development Society- with efforts being made right from the Jr. Kg. to Std. X, involving care for plants, waste management, conservation of water and electricity and discouraging the use of plastics. The Annual Sports Festival held in December 2010 with the theme, ‘Nature – Our Treasure’ reflected this spirit. The Class Floats at this Festival put across these themes very effectively. Well-placed signs serve as reminders to conserve water and electricity. Elsewhere, new plants and attractive posters attract our little children to the usefulness of plants and greenery. Open days provided the perfect opportunities to convey our message to the parents and other visitors. Cloth bags with catchy slogans urged parents to shun the use of plastic bags.
Compost is a good and cheap way to make organic fertilizer, and our young students under the able guidance of Fr. Rosario sdb, are putting the waste to good use. Kitchen scraps and other waste from home and the school find its way to the compost pit, courtesy our wasteland warriors. The process is underway to introduce vermiculture too into this campaign. All these little efforts aim at making students more 'eco-friendly' and enhancing their commitment to protect the environment, in short, to truly care for creation.
Our effort to carry the message beyond the school continued on the Annual Thanksgiving Day on January 28, in the mini-musical ‘At the Bottom of the Garden’ by the juniors of the Primary section, and the musical "One Planet Future" that revealed that even the so-called ‘G.R.O.T’s’ (Get Rid Of That) too have their productive role in our environment.

We all have a contribution to make. Our life is precious and so it is of our planet earth. The song from the musical One Planet Future says it all, “We’ve only one planet, and one planet future to share!”
 
Please also visit http://greenline.org.in/

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