COMMITMENT TOWARD WASTE SEGREGATION: METHODS IMPLEMENTED AT CI: 4th MARCH ‘17

Choithram International believes in inculcating a culture of sustainability in schools and actively participates in the Green School Programme (GSP). The GSP is not a mere thought, it is a commitment and an investment that schools need to take seriously and be dedicated in taking relentless steps for achieving.

As part of the GSP – Waste Management Programme at CI, 14 bins were procured and installed at various places in the school premises. The bins help in segregation of waste into two categories – WET/ORGANIC WASTE that is recycled to compost and is used in the school garden; and THE DRY WASTE which is to be discarded and given to authorized agencies.

A session on the importance of segregation of waste at collection points was also taken with students and housekeeping staff. The school is taking small steps to make a big difference to the environment.

Food Composter Installation: Small steps to make a big difference

Composting is the decomposition of plant and food remain and other living material to make an earthy, dark, crumbly substance which enriches soil.

As a part of its Green School Programme, a food composter unit has been installed in the school campus which converts the cooked waste food to rich manure! Through this initiative learners are sensitized on importance of recycling and using the waste product in judicious manner. Kitchen waste on daily basis is collected from the School Cafeteria and layers are deposited in the composter along with a coconut remix. Around 8 kgs of food waste is being produced daily, which gets converted into rich manure in 4-5 weeks.

The entire food composter area is artistically decorated using waste material as a CAS initiative by DP students, under the guidance of their art teachers. The project also aims at instilling the value of dignity of labour.

 

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Flash Mob Activity: Power of Music Used for Change

CI believes in imbibing a culture of sustainability and lifelong core values in its learners. We firmly believe that food saved is food produced. We believe in the 4 Rs – Reduce, Recycle, Reuse and Refuse, particularly food waste.

While we have food recycling plant that converts cooked food waste into manure, we still need to sensitize all our stakeholders to avoid food wastage.

Towards this end, a flash mob was organized in the school cafeteria during the lunch hour. Students of MYP 3A and 3B performed a rap and dance sequence, urging all the students and staff to serve manageable quantities and not waste food.

CI HOLDS COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP ON E-WASTE

A silent killer of the environment and one of the most hazardous wastes is electronic waste or e-waste. The sad part is that still many people are not aware about e-waste and its vast negative impact.

We have a tendency to buy more and more electronic gadgets without knowing what to do with the old ones. In the process, we end up piling on a huge amount of e-waste.

Used electronics which are designated for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling or disposal are also considered as e-waste. This includes unwanted TVs, white goods, mobile phones, computers, radios, coffee-makers or any such items with circuitry or electric components, with power or battery supply.

Most electronic items have plastic, metals and non-metals. Most of these materials can be recycled thus saving energy and producing less waste.

In order to sensitize our young learners on what is e-waste and its harmful effects, a comprehensive workshop was organized by Dr. Fazal, whose venture – Unique Eco-Recycler, is a State-Government authorized official recycler unit, which recycles e-waste in the safest manner.

A video presentation along with all the details about collection and disposal of e-waste in the most effective and safe manner was shared by Dr. Fazal.

The session was attended by all CI students and teachers, and everyone pledged to be part of the e-waste collection drive and donate e-waste for this noble cause.

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CI’s First Batch of Rich Food Waste Manure Ready to Use!

Upholding its Go-Green philosophy, the CI family always ensures that the motto of Reduce, Recycle, Reuse and Refuse is not just preached but also practised. 

 Students of the CI Waste Management Team, under the guidance of their teachers, have been working for the past 6 weeks to recycle food waste. Cooked food waste had been collected from the cafeteria, put in special recycling pots and then covered in a layer of cocopit and microbes.
 Today, after working hard for 6 weeks, the students took out and sieved the rich manure produced from food waste.

We are very proud of our young blood making a difference towards the environment!