Monday, March 21, 2011

BIS #2337 GREENLINE MUMBAI ANNOUNCES GREEN SCHOOL AWARDS

Savio Silveira
MATUNGA, MARCH 21, 2011: March 18, 2011 marked the conclusion of the first year of the GreenLine Project, as the winners of the Green Schools Campaign were announced. Twelve schools from across Mumbai participated in this campaign, which was launched in October 2010.

The programme began with an overview of the Green Schools campaign, followed by a session on waste management by Dr. Amiya Kumar Sahu, President, National Solid Waste Association of India. The winning schools were then announced by Fr. Edwin, Chairman, Maschio Foundation. They are:

Greenest School Award: Sacred Heart High School, Vashi


Greenest School—Runner up: St. Dominic Savio High School, Andheri


Best New Initiative: St. Joseph’s High School, Wadala

Each of the winners then made a presentation on the green projects they are implementing in their schools. Prof. Jürgen Kleinwächter, a renowned international solar energy expert, was also present for the programme. He explained that creative thinking is the basis for developing new technology, and encouraged the students to work towards sustainable development with both ‘heart’ and ‘intellect’. Another important event of the day was the release of the short film ‘Beautiful Earth ‘, produced by GreenLine.

GreenLine congratulates the winners and all the schools who participated in the campaign. The team is also grateful for the support and encouragement of Fr. Edwin D’souza, and all those who helped make the first year of GreenLine a success.

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