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Green School Programme inaugurated
Saturday, Jul 02, 2016


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The Green School programme is visualised as a school guided by the principles of environmental sustainability, said Rt. Rev. Thomas K. Oommen , Deputy Moderator of CSI while inaugurating the Green School programme of CSI synod in collaboration with CSE.  He continued: The Green School should create a conducive environment to fully utilise all resources and opportunities inside and outside the school to sensitise teachers and students for environmental sustainability through active involvement of the community. This requires action-oriented curriculum and syllabi that would proceed from acquiring knowledge to feeling concerned to developing environment friendly habits from an early age.

Bishop Thomas K Oommen blessed a sapling of Asoka tree (Saraca asoca) and given to Mr. T. J Mathew IAS (Rtd), the school Manager of CSI MKD . The School Manager in turn gave the sapling to Head Mistress of CMS High School, Mundakayam for planting on their campus. Prof. Dr.A.P.Thomas, Director of Advanced Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development of Mahatma Gandhi University delivered the keynote address. Mr. Varghese C. Thomas (Malayala Manorama Daily)  shared his experiences as an Environmental Journalist. Dr.Mathew  Koshy  Punnackad, the Hon. Director of  CSI Synod Department of Ecological Concerns chaired the session. Rev. Jiji Joseph, Regional Convener welcomed the gathering. Sixty three persons (Principal/HM/Manager) participated from six dioceses of Kerala .

                                                         Prof. Dr. Mathew Koshy Punnackad

                                                         Hon. Director, Department of Ecological Concerns

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Attention of Managers/Principals/HM of all CSI Schools             

The CSI Synod requests all the Schools under CSI Management from Standard V to XII, aided and unaided sector to join the Green School project initiated by the CSI. Green School Project is a student centered teaching methodology which makes the teaching and learning more interesting.  Through Green School Project (GSP) , students  are doing a green audit in the School which will help students in studying Maths, Science, Communication skills and General knowledge. The CSI Department of Ecological Concerns has  signed MoU with Centre for Science and Environment , New Delhi (CSE) for helping CSI to make 1000 schools of CSI as Green Schools. We have got a good opportunity to improve the standard of CSI Schools using the curriculum given by CSE and  we have no financial commitments. The School teachers have to follow the instructions given by the CSE . By this collaboration, CSI expect the following outcome provided the teachers actively follow their instructions: Teaching and learning will become an interesting experience, the calibre of the students will improve, results of the school will improve, students will get good exposure, Innovative projects of the school will be noticed all over the world.

Kindly visit  www.greenschoolsprogramme.org    and register your school for a green audit at the earliest. CSI Synod will honour  CSI Schools actively participating in Green School Audit of CSE  with Green School awards. Department of Ecological Concerns cordially invites the correspondents, Managers, Principals/HM of CSI schools for a one day conference on 27th August 2016 at CSI Synod Centre. CSE  Green School Programme coordinators  will explain the details of the programme.   Kindly contact : email: csi.oikos@gmail.com    mobile 09847275754, in case anybody requires clarification.

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