Bangalore: October 15, 2014: The Canadian International School, Bangalore hosted Green Conference at its campus which brought together around 70 young environmentalists from various schools across Bangalore. The central theme of the conference was water and the need to conserve every drop of it. The CIS Green Conference aimed to bring students from across Bangalore to strategize and sensitize environmental concerns of today and future plans to save our planet. The three R’s of environmental conservation Reduce, Reuse and Recycle were emphasized and remained the focus of the event.
The event gave an opportunity to children to present their thoughts and strategies for environmental conservation from an international perspective and promote greater understanding on the environment consciousness. The students researched and presented their findings on Energy Efficient Countries, Saving the Arctic, Rainforests – lungs of the world, The Great Barrier Reef and Renewable Energy across the world etc. The Best of Waste, Environmental Research Presentations, Green Walk, Flower arrangement, Tetra pack bag and Organic food sale were some of the highlights of CIS Green Conference.
Children created innovated products from recycled materials like tetra packs, cardboard boxes, packaged materials, egg covers and plastic bottles in the event called “The best of Waste”. A shopping bag, a device which would create energy from underground, a pen holder were some of the innovations. Magazines and newspapers are a great recyclable resource and the young minds created collages centered on the theme of noise pollution. Young models dressed in eco friendly costumes also walked the ramp for an environmental cause.
The Guest Speaker, Itika Gupta from Daily Dump spoke about the increasing menace of landfills like Mandur in and around Bangalore and in all urban centers.
Mr. Robert James King, MS / HS Principal spoke about the global environmental concerns and the challenges which lie ahead of the younger generation.
Mr. Shane Kells, Head of School addressed the gathering and spoke about the urgent need of conserving the resource more valuable than oil today – Water. The unequal distribution and inaccessibility of drinking water especially in the developing world is a major environmental challenge today.
Ms. Shweta Sastri, Executive Director – Canadian International School exhorted the delegates and children to adopt cleaner and greener steps which will benefit our planet.
CIS is an eco friendly school with many initiatives and efforts channelized to promote greener methods which would have impact for the future. The green lawns, temple trees, buttercup flowers, travelers palm are all a photographers delight and CIS Green Idea showcased a small documentary titled Nature@CIS. It was also a Contextual Learning day where children from the Middle School planted the seeds, separated the weeds and worked on our organic farm besides the swimming pool. CIS is also proud to support paperless communication wherever possible.