CSE awards India’s ‘greenest’ schools for 2021-22

  • 15 schools from across India win top honours at Centre for Science and Environment’s Annual Green Schools Awards online ceremony
  • Awards are based on the results of an exhaustive and rigorous Audit that the schools themselves conduct with CSE’s help on their resource management and environment-friendly practices
  • 343 government schools, 43 government aided schools and 164 private schools participated in the Audit
  • 110 schools out of the 550 that participated in the Audit bag the ‘green’ tag – Ludhiana in Punjab has the maximum number of schools with this tag: 6
  • Punjab adjudged the state with the best performance – maximum number of schools from here completed their audits and submitted their reports; 9 received the ‘green’ tag  

New Delhi, July 24, 2022: Schools from Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh, Bengaluru in Karnataka, Hyderabad in Telangana and Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu bagged the top honours at the 2021-22 Annual Green Schools Awards, announced here yesterday. The awards are given by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) based on results of an annual environmental audit conducted by the schools themselves within their premises. 

550 schools from across the country vied for the honours; 15 of these received the top awards, and 110 were tagged as ‘green’. Each school which undertook the audit, was assessed by CSE’s Green Schools Programme (GSP) on its resource consumption practices in the areas of waste management, energy efficiency and air pollution control initiatives. 

Speaking at the online awards function, CSE director general Sunita Narain said: “CSE’s Green School Programme is important because in some ways, in the small steps we take, we are showing that we can be the change that we believe in. Each one of the schools that participated in the audit is an inspiration to the other.” 

Said Tushita Rawat, programme manager, Environment Education, CSE: “GSP rates schools on resource efficiency and felicitates the ones who demonstrate positive and measurable environmental changes in the campus, such as segregating waste at source; phasing out unclean fuels and inefficient lighting; adopting renewables, etc.”   

The 2021-22 Awards 

Best State: Punjab bagged the award for the best state with 74 report submissions -- 9 of them rated ‘green’. Ludhiana bagged the best district award with 34 submissions and 6 schools rated ‘green’. 

Changemakers: Schools that have monitored their resource consumption and improved them.

  1. Lake Montfort School, Bengaluru Urban, Karnataka
  2. Kendriya Vidyalaya No 2, Uppal Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Telangana
  3. Kendriya Vidyalaya Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh
  4. PSGR Krishnammal Nursery and Primary School, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 

Green in a Row Schools: Schools rated green for five consecutive years.

  1. Bal Bharati Public School Noida, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
  2. Bal Bharati Public School, IMT Manesar, Gurgaon, Haryana
  3. East Point School, East Delhi, Delhi
  4. Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai, Sonipat, Haryana
  5. Salwan Public School, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
  6. Edmund's School, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  7. The Pinnacle School, South Delhi, Delhi 

Section Toppers: Schools that have performed exceptionally in specific sections.

Air: Kendriya Vidyalaya No 1, Roorkee, Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Energy: Montfort School, North West Delhi, Delhi

Waste: Queen’s Valley School, South West Delhi, Delhi 

Best New Entrant: School that has participated in the audit for the first time and has shown great potential. Little Flowers Public Sr Sec School, New Delhi  

To see the complete list of award winners, click here: https://www.cseindia.org/gsp-award/2022/2022-index-gsp-awc.html 

To reach the GSP team at CSE or know more about the awards, please contact Sukanya Nair of The CSE Media Resource Centre, sukanya.nair@cseindia.org, 88168 18864.