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6 ways CIS is an eco-friendly school

6 ways CIS is an eco-friendly school

Opting to be environmentally-friendly is not just a prerequisite in today’s world, it’s a mandate. Owing to rampant pollution and dwindling quality of life, it has become necessary to take actions towards a cleaner, greener future. As one of the top international schools in Bangalore, our vision at Canadian International School (CIS) is to set an example for our students, faculty, and families by incorporating practices that can cut down our carbon footprint. Here’s what we do to be an eco-friendly school:

  1. Invest in renewable sources of energy
    As India’s 1st 100% solar-powered campus, we believe in investing in renewable sources of energy to help reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions we put into the air.
  2. Implement eco-friendly maintenance policies
    We refrain from using toxic cleaning supplies as they contain chemicals that are hazardous for children as well as for the environment. Instead, we use eco-friendly cleaning supplies.
  3. Recycle sewage waste
    Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) sewage treatment is part of our initiative to recycle and save water. The sewage from the boarding and high school sections is recycled on a daily basis in our STP tank that has a capacity of 45000 litres. The recycled water is then used for all gardening purposes.
  4. Encourage students to be conscious of the environment
    Environmental Science is a taught subject at CIS. Apart from being a green campus, students also learn to be aware of their ecological footprint and participate in environmentally friendly activities.
  5. Promote composting and gardening
    At CIS, we have a compost pit that reduces the amount of material that goes to waste from our cafeteria. The fertilizer gathered is then used by students and the faculty to tend to the school gardens.
  6. Understanding garbage footprint
    A project started by Grade 5 students with two simple questions, “where does our garbage go?” And, “How many kilos of garbage do we make?” Have started a big investigation into our garbage on campus. Soon we will hold a garbage audit where we will dump out, sort, and measure one day’s worth of garbage and then, follow that garbage to where it ends up to see what happens to it once it leaves campus. By knowing what happens to our garbage and how much we make, we have the power to make changes in how much we produce and what is done with it once it leaves our school.

Learn more about Canadian International School (CIS) here.