Step 1: Forming an Eco Committee
Who Are We?
MS Eco Council
"Reducing waste, reducing energy use, reducing our impact on the environment.
MS Eco Council is a club primarily led by middle school students with teacher guidance. We meet regularly to discuss how we can improve our sustainable living, as well as ways we can make our school a more eco friendly place. In recognition of our responsibility as citizens of the world, our community of adults and children will commit to playing an active part in caring for the environment - on campus and beyond.
This year in Eco Council our main focus is on reducing waste, reducing energy use, reducing our impact on the environment, to implement this goal we are trying to achieve the Green School Certification; specifically working in the areas of biodiversity, water, and waste. This year we have spread awareness within our ISM community through BCTV broadcasts, sustainability presentations. We also have had monthly UNSDG themed projects created by each of our committees, one of those being the Earth Day Activities, and throughout the year we’ve partnered up with HS Sustainability to create Eco Talks to educate ourselves, and look forward to greater eco awareness in middle school.
Step 2: Carrying out a Sustainability Audit
In light of our journey in certifying ISM as a green school, for our second endeavor, we were asked to fill out an Environmental Review in order to denote the strengths ISM has and areas for improvements that would give us an idea of where to start. The final consensus made by the whole Eco/Sustainability Groups in ISM was to mainly focus on Biodiversity and Water, for this school year. Thus, we have incorporated many activities to promote these topics throughout all faculty and students.
Step 3: Actionizing the Plan
Project Brainstorm + Proposals
Moving forward, the Eco Council GA has brainstormed a few ways to promote these topics of Biodiversity and Water, of which we aim to develop in our school environment. The final 4 projects, stated in the presentation to the right, are currently being worked on for the rest of the school year.