The world is facing a Climate Change and as a result we are seeing global warming, natural disasters, scarcity of resources, loss of biodiversity, pollution, health problems and more.
The Green School Committee was founded in October 2022 by six parents, to allow the entire school community to join forces, fight climate change and by that to help our kids have a sustainable future. Currently, many students, parents and teachers have joined the committee and our movement is still growing. The Green School is convinced that education can empower students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to address the climate challenges, now and in the future. In addition, schools are an important key to facilitate this sustainable transformation.
By going green there are benefits for:
Basically, the Green School refuses to sit and do nothing, but instead to allow everybody in the school to help build a healthy future for our community and the planet.
The vision of the Green School is that the DBSAA and Community are contributing to a sustainable future and inspire others to do so as well
The aim of the Green school, is that -before 2026- the DBSAA has:
By joining forces and, for example;
For all Students, Parents, Teachers and Staff who would like to help creating a sustainable future! Join us, follow your heart, and make a difference on this world.
Did you know that each child will use approximately 6000 diapers, before being potty trained?
This creates great damage to nature and people, due to the production, use and many kgs of waste (also in the school). Unfortunately, children currently using these diapers, will pay the price of the related climate impact in the future. Therefore, please consider using washable diapers instead and with that reduce your diaper footprint. For more information check out the washable diaper workshop from Marta +251911207056 or check out clothdiapersforbeginners.com
Our ecological footprint
Talk about our ecological footprintIn May, the Green School visited grade 1 to 10 to talk about climate change and do some related activities. For example, we created and compared mandela’s of natural and unnatural materials, calculated our footprint, talked about indigenious people and about our feelings regarding climate change and we created action plans. We really enjoyed, appreciate the opportunity and think that the students learned a lot. We even heard that some would like us to come more often. Please let us know if you have any feedback!
Help Selam Village to reduce their plastic footprint!!
Selam Village is selling wonderful food every tuesday, and for a good cause. However, the amount of plastic used for packaging is hugh. Not only by bringing your own shopping bag or container, but also by donating your empty glass jars to the people at the food stand, we can drastically reduce the amount of plastic. So, bring your own packaging and donating old glass jars. Selam Village can collect the jars, clean them, fill them with (peanut) butter or yoghurt and sell their items (with a deposit for the glass) at our school each following week.“
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