Climate change has been one of the most debated topics in the past few decades. Climate change is caused by human activities and is threatening the way we live and the future of our planet. By addressing climate change, we can build a sustainable world for everyone.But a number of challenges have hindered the formulation of robust policies and strategies by nation, to address this problem.
With a view to sharing opinions and creating awareness among the GCIS students,as part of the ISA activity on CLIMATE ACTION, wehad an inter-grade competition on “How to make GCIS aGreen School”The participants were asked to present their recommendations along with an action plan on how they would introduce this mindset inthe institution.
Not only students, but the judges too were awed by the plans proposed by the different teams.The prospect of having organic gardens, rain water harvesting, cycling to school, recycling plastic and using it for plastic roads were not only creative and thoughtful but also were perspectives to ponder upon. It was a healthy competition where the children researched for, accumulated knowledge and had fun too. The participation from students was encouraging and we now intend to do this periodically in the school.
Remembering Mahatma Gandhi’s words –“Change yourself to change the world”, the group felt that senior students and staff must lead by example, in ensuring the students of our school make every effort to change some common practices, towards our goal of being responsible towards climate action.
We can and must be the generation to end this climate crisis.