CSI Green School Programme
The third training for the teachers of the Church of South India (CSI) Schools was held on 29th July 2017 at the CSI Synod Centre, Chennai. Dr. Mathew Koshy Punnackad, Hon. director of the ecological concerns of CSI Synod, explained the significance of the Green School Programme to the participants. He said that the target before the CSI Synod is to convert 1000 Schools of the CSI to Green Schools within next five years and to improve the overall academic quality of the students by involving them in the Green School Programme. Dr. Narasimhan, an eminent ecologist, explained the philosophy behind the Green School Programme in his keynote address. Ms. Nisha Jacob took a class on the Green School Programme of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi, and demonstrated through the web on how to register online at the CSE Green School Programme. Dr. Regina, Associate Professor of Newbegin College, explained how the questionnaire to be filled by the teachers and the students before and after the Green Audit. Seventy teachers from five southern states of India participated in the training. Rev. Asir Ebeneser, director of SEVA, Rev. Maxcin John, director of Mission and Evangelism, and Rev. Sunil Raj Philip, director of communications, from the Synod Secretariat offered greetings. Ms. Augustina and Mr. Anish K Mathew, staff of the ecological department of the Synod, coordinated the programme.
Prof. Dr. Mathew Koshy Punnackad
Hon. Director of Department of Ecological Concerns of CSI Synod.