Schools from Kerala, Bihar, Rajasthan, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh, among others, make the grade
Introduction/ Background: Environment is central to the idea of sustainable and inclusive development. And so is the need for effective dissemination of environmental knowledge in our educational institutions both at school as and at university levels.
In Bengaluru's Kendriya Vidyalaya Rail Wheel Factory waste does not get out of the school campus. The school composts 80 per cent of its waste within the school walls and stands out as a shining example in a city where waste management is a problematic issue.
Environment education has for long been limited to a narrow focus on nature and wildlife, topics on which a vast amount of literature already exists. The Environment Education Unit (EEU) at CSE was launched to initiate ecological literacy.
Selected by CSE's Green Schools Programme (Audit 2016) as the 'Best Waste Manager', Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bangalore was taken up as a success-story for the 'NDTV-Dettol Banega Swachh India' Campaign To know more about the Green Schools Programme, go to: http://www.greenschoolsprogramme.org/
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