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Going Green


The Going Green committee SMART goals were:

  • Ban single use plastic in the cafeteria
  • Reduce food waste in the cafeteria
  • Provide local and organic food in the cafetería
  • Reduce printing paper consumption 
  • Reduce electricity consumption and use renewable energy
  • Install proper recycling bins around the school campus and promote proper separation of waste
  • Complete steps 6 (monitoring & evaluation), and 7 (Eco-Code) of the Eco School’s 7 Steps
  • Apply and get Eco School’s GREEN FLAG
  • Improve our COMMUNICATION CHANNELS to reach a wider school community.
  • Link our committee actions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability Achievements:

  • Installed 25 recycling bin stations around the school campus 
  • Eliminated 100% of single use plastic in the cafeteria
  • Eliminated 100% of single serving yogurt cups in the cafeteria
  • Wednesdays are meatless days in the cafeteria
  • Electricity consumption reduction of 14% from 2019 to 2020
  • We installed 90 solar panels in the MS and Orwell rooftops
  • Students and teachers use online tools like Google classroom to reduce the use of paper printer



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

going green committee

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.