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.
Green in a Row Schools: Schools rated green for five consecutive years.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 88168 18864.