We believe that in a constantly changing global environment which is threatened by climate change, global warming, deforestation and pollution, to name just a few, raising environmentally conscious global citizens who practise mindfulness in all their actions, would go a long way in preserving the planet for future generations to come. It is one of the many objectives that KKIS actively fulfils.
At KKIS, we encourage our students to be conscious about the environmental impact of every little thing we do. Though a relatively new school, KKIS students have embarked upon a journey with the promise of making ‘green’ their way of life, within a short period of time. The seeds of this journey were sowed early through ‘The Green Fingers’, a co-curricular activity which helped to create awareness in students about the 4Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Refuse.
Talks on Environment organised in collaboration with the WWF have made the students conscious of the problems facing the world today and how we can do our part in saving the planet.
Our team of Green Crusaders, spearheading the green initiatives in school, proudly show the way to others to adopt eco-friendly habits for a sustainable way of life which would integrate the 4 Rs in all their work,in school and at home. These green initiatives were integrated with CCA involving all the students.
The first and foremost step taken in this direction was to spread the message of saying ‘No to Plastics’ by replacing plastic with more environmentally friendly materials like steel or glass bottles, which can be reused.
The concept of No plastic Wednesdays was initiated by encouraging students, to bring belongings that were not made of plastic. Along with the students, teachers and staff also supported this cause by using steel lunch boxes, water bottles and steel plates in the school and by bringing their own mugs for beverages. This also entailed students bringing their own cloth bags (BYOB) which they made themselves as part of their CCA programme.
Furthermore, with a donation drive arranged in school, students were also encouraged to actively donate their old books, which not only helped to expand the school Library but also introduced new books to their peers
Green Crusaders and teachers worked together to segregating waste into different bins. The segregation of waste makes the process of waste management systematic and impactful in many ways. Firstly, it enables one to separate recyclables from unwanted everyday waste, making the recycling process smooth and easy. Secondly, the successful segregation of waste reduces the amount of rubbish that gets disposed of in the landfills and thirdly, it is also beneficial for the public, as higher exposure harmful waste puts them at the risk of developing long-term health problems.