Can we teach being green at school? Of course we can!
Adopting more sustainable habits is crucial today and essential for the future: climate change requires a rethinking of lifestyles at all levels, and schools can teach the new generations how to have a lesser impact on the planet.
What are the characteristics of an eco-friendly school?
Green schools are institutions that place at the center of their regulations and educational plans for students respect for the environment.
The primary goal of green schools is to educate classrooms about a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
Here are some examples of good practices that schools can implement to convey the importance of ecology.
In cases where a school has an outdoor green space, students can be involved in plant management and maintenance. Taking care of a communal area helps develop a sense of ownership and responsibility.
There are numerous strategies to make a school more eco-friendly; let's look at 4 examples on both small and large scales.
Energy savings concern the operational expenses of the school building. To make consumption more efficient, you can, for instance:
Establishing a virtuous waste management system and involving students in the recycling process is the most effective solution to educate the new generations on this topic.
What are the most functional initiatives?
A sustainable school is also recognized by its cafeteria offerings and the types of products it chooses to place in vending machines.
Here are some proposals that the school could offer to its students:
Taking care of a green area is the best way to instill respect for nature in the new generations.
Designing indoor and outdoor vertical gardens is a solution that offers numerous benefits:
To create an eco-friendly school, it's essential to rely on professionals in the field of greenery, like the team at Verde Profilo.
We have extensive experience in implementing green projects for Libraries, Universities, and Schools: our vertical green walls are customizable and adaptable to every need.
In Turin, for example, we installed green walls in an elementary school as part of the ProGIreg Project, funded by the European Commission.
ProGIreg stands for "Productive Green Infrastructure for Post-Industrial Urban Regeneration: Nature for Renewal."
ProGIreg funds public projects that choose to participate in the Nature Based Solutions program to regenerate certain areas of the city through greenery.
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