Bhavyata Foundation collaborates with Green Schools Programme, an initiative of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) to promote environmental education in an experiential format in Mumbai. Green Schools Programme moves beyond theories and textbooks and concentrates solely on ‘doing’. It is an environmental education programme directed to subtly sensitising students to the environment through hands-on and thought provoking activities. It is also an environment management system that audits, through students, the consumption of natural resources within school campuses and helps schools become good environmental managers by deploying pragmatic solutions to reduce wastage of precious resources.
A large number of schools across India are already a part of the GSP network, and are familiar with the environmental audit process. We as Bhavyata Foundation wish to encourage more number of schools to participate in Teachers Orientation workshop on Green School Programmes (GSP) Audit.
The objective of the workshops is to build the capacity of teachers or master trainers to conduct the environmental audit through their students. During the workshop, participants will be taken through the Green Schools Programme Manual and the process of collecting information for the Audit. The following issues will be the focus during the orientation:
1. Awareness on pollution
2. Water crisis and the solutions: minimising water demand by harvesting rain water and waste water reuse/recycling
3. Solid Waste Management
4. Rating, Analytics and online reporting
5. Use of GSP Audit (in fields of Air, Energy, Food, Land, Water & Waste) in the teaching-learning at classroom level