Best Green Schools of India

The Green School is a new and emerging concept in today’s context speaking of environment protection right from the schools. As schools are the basic component of education building, school-going children should be the absolute target group for bringing out the change.

Best Green Schools of India

Children are more susceptible to growing environmental degradation. As the future lies within the children, we must encourage and make our children more responsible towards the environment. This concept of Green Schools is one of the major aspects of bringing children closer to nature. A Green School can aptly be defined as one who uses its resources judiciously by having a resource-efficient building, using less water and following the three R’s concept.

Top Best Green Schools of India

In India, the concept of identifying the Green Schools and their recognition is done by Green School Programme, an initiative by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. It basically works on researches related to development that is sustainable and equitable. The Green School programme is an environmental education programme directed to subtly sensitizing 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 the wastage of precious resources. Every Year, the GSP calls for suitable entries from various schools across India to register themselves for recognition of the school under various categories. These categories are:

  • Changemaker- Yellow to Green
  • Changemaker- Orange to Green
  • Changemaker Primary School- Orange to Green
  • Changemaker Orange to Yellow
  • Best New Entrant Green
  • Green in a row
  • Air
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Land
  • Waste
  • State with Highest Registrations and report submissions
  • District with Highest registrations and report submissions

The ratings provided to the schools remain valid for three years from the date of recognition of the award.

The registered schools are then audited on the following criteria:

  • How the school manages its transport policies for mitigating its effect on surrounding air quality.
  • How the schools manage the sources of energy, the consumption of energy; and explores ways in which this resource can be saved, to minimise pollution and costs.
  • The ability of the school to coordinate, implement and monitor its canteen to provide good-quality and nutritious food.
  • The ability of the school to focuses on the land-use of schools to map green areas, to identify biodiversity; and to grasp the enormous ecological and economic value of this resource.
  • How effectively the school has managed to find out ways of water conservation and the importance of sanitation facilities.
  • Steps were taken by schools ineffective waste management and waste segregation facilities.

The list of Best Green Schools of India awarded during the year 2019-2020 are as:

S. No Awards Winners
1 CHANGEMAKER ‘Yellow to Green’ Montfort Valley Sr. Sec. School, Murickumthotty, Idukki, Kerala
2 CHANGEMAKER ‘Orange to Green’ Govt. Sr. Sec. School Chail
3 CHANGEMAKER Primary School ‘Orange to Green’ Satya Bharti School, Bari Khas
4 CHANGEMAKER ‘Orange to Yellow’ Shivalik Valley School
5 Best New Entrant Green Adhyapana School, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
6 Best New Entrant Green Govt. Sr. Sec. School Kujji, Himachal Pradesh
7 Green in a Row Bal Bharati Public School, IMT Manesar, Haryana
8 Green in a Row Bal Bharati Public School Noida, Uttar Pradesh
9 Green in a Row East Point School, New Delhi
10 Green in a Row Gyanodaya Vidya Mandir, Damoh, Madhya Pradesh
11 Green in a Row Motilal Nehru School Of Sports, Rai, Sonipat, Haryana
12 Green in a Row Mount Litera Zee School Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
13 Green in a Row Salwan Public School, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
14 Green in a Row St. George’s School, New Delhi
15 Green in a Row St. Edmund’s School, Jaipur, Rajasthan
16 Green in a Row The Pinnacle School, New Delhi
17 AIR ZPHS, Gopalakrishna Puram, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh
18 ENERGY Kendriya Vidyalaya Fatehgarh Sahib (R.U.), Punjab
19 FOOD Sachdeva Global School, New Delhi
20 LAND GHS Dugha, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
21 WASTE Kendriya Vidyalaya, Baikunthpur, Chhattisgarh
22 State with the Highest Registrations and Report Submissions Andhra Pradesh
23 District with the Highest Registrations and Report Submissions Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh

Source: http://www.greenschoolsprogramme.org/

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