Shekou International School (SIS) has been recognized as a Green School by the Education Department of Guangdong Province

Now Shenzhen   |   May 16, 2024

Shekou International School (SIS) has been recognized as a “Green School” by the Education Department of Guangdong Province, a testament to its dedication to sustainability and eco-friendly practices. This award highlights the school’s efforts to create a sustainable and environmentally conscious school environment, achieved through the collaborative work of students, faculty, and staff.

A Green School is committed to sustainable development, incorporating environmental education and practices into teaching, learning, and management. This approach involves comprehensive environmental management systems and active participation from teachers, students, and parents.

Under the leadership of Head of School, Mr. Harish Kanabar, SIS has adopted the Green School initiative as a critical strategy. Initiatives include forming a Sustainable

Development Committee, which developed a three-year action plan for sustainability encompassing goals, timelines, campus improvements, and curricular integration.

SIS’s commitment to raising environmentally aware global citizens is evident in its curriculum. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are integrated into class units, and students engage in inquiry-based projects on ecosystems, biodiversity, and climate change. Hands-on experiences in rooftop gardens and vegetable plots further deepen students’ understanding of environmental interdependence.

The school’s dedication to an eco-friendly campus includes energy-efficient construction, external greening, and internal energy conservation efforts. Water and electricity usage is closely monitored, recycling bins are placed throughout the campus, eco-friendly paper is utilized, and a ban on single-use plastic and disposable items is enforced. Additionally, SIS has established ‘Mian Fei Bay’ at The Bay campus, a donation space for reusable items like clothes and toys.

As a “Green School,” SIS is motivated to explore new sustainable concepts and innovations. Future plans include installing solar panels and the introduction of ‘Meatless Mondays’ to further reduce the school’s carbon footprint. These initiatives demonstrate SIS’s commitment to fostering a cleaner, greener learning environment and contributing actively to global climate change efforts.