School year 2019-2020 will be the second year our Going Green Committee and the second year of a three-years accreditation process as an Eco-School. From September to December, the Committee has met several times to discuss priorities in this area and main initiatives to be implemented during this school year. Soon we will inform you in detail about their next steps in our going green process.
Last year the Going Green Committee focused their actions on three different eco-initiatives:
- Start the accreditation process as an Eco-School
- Recycling & Environmental Education
- Remove single-use plastic in the BFIS campuses.
For more information about all the activities carried out during the 2018-2019 school year, please visit the Projects Update - Annual Fund Campaign 2018-2019
The BFIS Going Green Committee is made up of 29 dedicated students, parents, teachers and administrators. If you are interested in hearing more about the Eco Schools initiative and becoming a volunteer to help carry out our action plans, please register here.
Saving our planet starts with us. Thanks to our wonderful PTA, the BFIS staff was able to plant 100 trees with Reforestaction, an organization whose primary mission is to raise awareness and take action to preserve and restore forest all over the world. The PTA financed this program for the BFIS staff as a gift for Teachers Appreciation Day.
Becoming an Eco-School
The Eco-Schools program is an ideal way for schools to embark on a meaningful path towards improving the environment in both the school and the local community while at the same time having a life-long positive impact on the lives of young people, their families, school staff and local authorities. For more information on Eco School’s you can visit their website at http://www.ecoschools.global/