GOING GREEN BEGINS IN THE CLASSROOM
As any educator knows, a classroom is a robust resource. In a strong class setting, students learn how to identify, address and adopt the kinds of change that can constructively affect their lives, communities and the rest of the world. As a student’s mind grows, opening up to innovative ideas and tackling more challenges; teachers, as the leaders of the classroom, can direct the energy of their classes towards accomplishing any number of tasks, from solving complex math to performing Shakespeare to learning the importance of embracing greener practices.
Why do we need greener classrooms ?
The power of the classroom can reach beyond its doors, to address the issues concerning society in general. One pressing topic of interest that involves all students (both on an individual level and larger social scale) is the environment.
Green classrooms in schools & colleges not only equip students with the knowledge on how to make a difference in the world, but also help create a healthier learning environment that benefits the students, teachers, and learning institution as a whole.
Eco-conscious classrooms have been proven to cause the following:
- waste-reduction strategies
- student-run recycling committees
- conservation programs
- energy-efficient heating, lighting, air conditioning systems
- water-efficient fixtures
“When we were seeking to associate ourselves with a non-profit, APD was our company’s natural choice. We wanted to partner with an organization that is credible, transparent and impact oriented. APD clearly meets our criteria and is also driven with lots of passion and zeal in improvising public health and welfare”Prakash Kurup, Sr. Manager, Antony Waste Handling Cell Pvt. Ltd.
“Our Students of PGDM had a great opportunity to do their Social Immersion Project (SIP) with Anti-Pollution Drive at Mangalore. They have immensely benefited out of their experience. We wish great success for the Anti-Pollution Drive Foundation in their great work.”Dr.R.Satish Kumar,Professor & Chair Marketing Area
“It was a great opportunity for our students to work as volunteers at APD which practically developed the sense of duty in them, towards the Nation. Kudos to the dedicated team of APD for the excellent job done with regards to Reduce, Recycle and Reuse I feel now it is the time for REFUSE Pollution. All the best for the upcoming projects.”Ashwini Shenoy, Principal, Guajarati School
“I feel contended to be associated with Anti-Pollution Drive NGO, which is actively involved in environmental issues of Mangalore City, nevertheless extending altruistic service to the society, they have successfully conducted awareness sessions at St Aloysius College Mangalore on waste management, I wish them a sustainable green future in the future endeavour. rdquo;Gerald DSilva, Asst Professor, St Aloysius College
“APD is a thought which is spreading it’s fragrance across the society and saving us by conserving our planet. Mr Abdullah Rehman, the founder of APD foundation with his team has already sown the seeds with captivating results promised. I appreciate and wish greater heights to the selfless efforts of APD to bring a change in the outlook of the society towards the environment and its conservation for our own good”Dr.Hem Prasad Nath S.A.S. Officer and NSS Programme Coordinator NITK
“Under the dynamic leadership of Mr Abdullah Rehman, be the change you want to see has become an apt title for team APDF. Beary’s Public School feels proud and privileged being associated over an year with their noble deed of spreading awareness regarding various environmental issues among the youth. Walking along, Joining Hands with APDF, we wish them all the very best in future endeavours.”Geeta Roa, Headmistress, Bearys Public School