School Initiatives In India
Here are some of the schools which are going green:
- Druk White Lotus School, Ladakh
- Amulakh Amichand High School, Wadala, Mumbai
- Cauvery Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Trichy, Tamil Nadu
- Patashaala, in the outskirts of Chennai
- AmanSetu School in Pune, Maharashtra
- Group Phi, Pune, Maharashtra
The Druk White Lotus school in Ladakh, near Kashmir, uses solar energy for electricity and water pumping. It’s great to see this school in Ladakh take such initiatives to conserve energy and keep Ladakh from getting polluted. We all know that Ladakh is one of the prettiest places in India and we wouldn’t want to lose it to pollution.
The Amuakh Amichand High School houses solar panels on the school rooftop which was set up in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Nuemberg, Germany. Their switch to #EnergyEfficient appliances has reduced their electricity bills by INR 20,000-30,000. As of now, more than fifty classrooms in this school are completely powered by solar panels.
The Cauvery Matriculation Higher Secondary School has distributed about seventy solar lamps to the Class X and XII students so that they don’t have to suffer in their exams due to power cuts. The solar lamps are supposed to be returned after the board exams so the next batch can use it.
This school has dry composting toilets for the students, the staff and the visitors. We are very thrilled to see such schools from remote places participating in the Swatcha Bharat Abhyaan.
The building of the Aman Setu School is made from near-by recycled materials. Toxic paints and substances were avoided in the construction of this school. Such buildings are known as #GreenBuildings and a lot of new constructions are being carried out keeping the ecosystem in mind.
This is India’s first military school for girls and it has a gray water recycling system to reuse waste water. They also have courtyards covered with polycarbonate sheets which protect the corridors from rains.