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CSE round table discusses schools’ role in environmental policy making

New Delhi:  January 19, 2012

Should a school’s role be maximised as a resource for the community and neighbourhood? A round table conference organised by the Environment Education Unit (EEU) of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) discussed the critically relevant viewpoint. The agenda for the discussion was ‘Should schools lobby for policy changes for the neighbourhood?’

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CSE’s Green Schools Awards, 2010-11

Once again, rural, semi-urban and government schools corner most of the awards

These schools have taken up rainwater harvesting, use of public transport, waste management and conservation of energy
as long-term actions

  • Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) Gobar Times national and state-level Green School Awards for 2010-11 announced and presented. This is the fifth year of the awards

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Once again, rural, semi-urban and government schools corner most of the awards

These schools have taken up rainwater harvesting, use of public transport, waste management and conservation of energy
as long-term actions

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See also

Profiles of Some of the Schools

The Award  Winners – 2010-11

Green Schools Teachers' Training Programme

Date: July 22 - 23,  2010

The Green Schools Programme is an ‘inspection’ or ‘survey’ of the school done by its students on its environmental practices (which we call environmental auditing) under the supervision of teachers.

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Date: April 29 – 30, 2010
 
Training for teachers on use of the Green Schools Programme manual for environment education.

School admissions: a weighty debate

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Gobar Times Green Schools Programme Teachers' Training

Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE’s) Environment Education Unit (EEU) conducts two-day training programmes for teachers, educators, development workers and people interested in environment education.

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For better or for worse: Environment gropes its way into national curriculum

After the immediate and expected reactions (signalled by an uproar among state-level bureaucrats) to the union minister Mr Kapil Sibal’s dictum on board examinations, its long term impacts on the Indian education machinery  have now begun to unfold.  Some are direct and rather heart warming. 

GSP Photo Gallery

View pictures of our outstanding schools down the years.

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