Thursday 30 May 2013

Imagine Green Schools in Mangalore

The Imagine Trust, in collaboration with two schools of Mangalore, has taken its first step towards creating green schools. The Bangalore-based NGO took up the pilot project in St Joseph’s Joyland School, Kolya and Infant Jesus Joyland School, Bolar.


Volunteers from Imagine conducted a half day’s workshop for the teachers of these schools on Saturday, May 25. Over 50 teachers participated in the programme which culminated in preparing a green project for the school.

The highlight was a session plastic menace by well-known social activist Mrs Vineetha Rai. The teachers deliberated on how to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.  Apart from handling plastic woes, the workshop also touched upon living green lives.

The action plan created by the participants includes reducing the use of plastic in its campus, encouraging students to reuse items, encourage recycle craft, composting, e-waste collection and many creative ways to create awareness in the local community.


On implementation of this green project, these schools will be the first Green Schools of Mangalore.

Headmistress of St Joseph’s Joyland School, Kolya, Mrs Veena Rao and Headmistress of Infant Jesus Joyland School, Bolar, Mrs Agnes Pinto were also present at the workshop.