The Church of South India (CSI) Synod has declared the Green Awards for the year 2016. Green School Platinum Award winners are C M S L P School, Mundakayam (Kerala) and C.S.I Gell Memorial Girls HSS, Dunmere (Tamilnadu). Green School Golden award winners are St. Hilda’s School, Ooty, CSI Boys HSS, Coimbatore, (Tamilnadu), Bishop Hodges HSS, Mavelikara, Baker Memorial Girls HSS, Kottayam (Kerala) and C.S.I Matriculation HSS, Coimbatore. Green School Silver award winners are Buchanan Institution GHS, Pallom, C M S High School, Pallom (Kerala), CSI Girls Mat HSS, Vellore, Voorhees HSS, Vellore (Tamilnadu) and CMS LP School, Ennooramvayal, Pathanamthitta (Kerala). Green College Award winners are CMS College, Kottayam (Kerala), Bishop Heber College, Trichy and CSI Engineering College, Ketti (Tamilnadu).
The expert committee has selected Green award winning schools and Colleges from the five southern states of South India. Mementoes and Certificates will be awarded to the winners on the 16th January 2017 during the CSI Synod meeting at Kottayam. A Green School is a resource efficient building- one that uses little water, optimises energy efficiency, minimises waste generation, catches and recycles water and provides healthier space for its occupants compared to a conventional building. CSI Synod is in the process of converting 1000 schools of CSI to Green Schools. Green School Platinum awards are for those who scored above 70%, Golden Awards for above 50% and Silver Awards for above 35% in the Green Audit conducted in 2016. The CSI Synod will also help the Green Schools in starting model eco- projects.
Press release issued by
Prof. Dr. Mathew Koshy Punnackad
Hon.Director of CSI Synod Department of Ecological Concerns