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Eco-Friendly Steps A Step Towards Green World: An Initiative by EA Team of Sat Paul Mittal School, Ludhiana Mentor: Ms. Bhupinder Gogia (Principal,Sat Paul Mittal School) Project In-charges: Ms. Jasmit Janeja ,Ms. Savita Tetarwal

Objectives

  • To create Eco-Action (EA) Team.
  • To investigate environmental focus areas commonly found in surrounding school(s).
  • To allow EA Team members to prioritize environmental needs of the school(s).
  • To take lead in determining how best to carry out environmental conservation.
  • To take lead in creating the action plan.

Following projects were undertaken by EA Team to fulfill the objectives:

  • SUSTAINABLE METHODS FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION-BIODIESEL & FUEL CELL
  • IMPACT OF FESTIVALS ON WEATHER AND CLIMATE
  • IMPACT OF WATER POLLUTION ON WEATHER AND CLIMATE
  • CHEAP COMPRESSION COOLER
  • PHYTOREMEDIATION
  • ECO- BRICKS FOR BETTER FUTURE
  • FRUIT LEATHER A SUBSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL LEATHER
  • GREEN SCHOOL PROGRAMME
  • IGBC (Indian Green building Council)

The EA team attained first success in 2012-13,by making biodiesel and Fuel Cell in the School Lab. The project was presented at the National Level of National Children’s Science congress (NCSC) in Bhopal.The Project Fulfills SDG-7: Affordable and Clean Energy.

Biodiesel
Fuel Cell

In the year 2013-14, the EA Team once again brought laurels to school, by presenting their project: Impact of Festivals on Weather and Climate at the National Level of NCSC in Bombay. The team prepared Eco-Friendly Ganesh Idols and conducted Workshops in various villages of Ludhiana district to train the masses for preparing the same.

Apart from this, the team in the same event, gave a model on Silicon Concrete, that absorbs CO2 emitted by the vehicles. Both the projects fulfilled SDG 3-Good Health and Well Being.

Eco-Friendly Ganesh Idol
Pollutants Absorbing Brick

Continuing with the motto to save environment the EA Team Designed an AC cum Water Purifier in the year 2014-15. The team presented the Project at state level of NCSC, held at Chandigarh.

This project fulfilled SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy and SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.

AC cum Water Purifier

In the year 2017-18, EA team once again proved its mettle, by designing two products- Cheap Compression Cooler: A substitute to conventional AC and Phytoremediation: an Eco Friendly Water Treatment System. Both the Projects were presented at National and International Levels of NCSC. The projects even won a Gold Medal at the International Level held at Vishakhapatnam and were well appreciated by Indian Scientists’ Association.

They Fulfilled SDG 7 and SDG 6 respectively.

Cheap compression Cooler
Process of Phytoremediation
The projects Cheap Compression Cooler and Phytoremediation received Gold medals at International Science Fair

The EA Team continued as Green Warriors and in the year 2018-19 made Eco-Bricks from Paper, which are both fire and water resistant. In the same year they prepared Vegan Leather from A fungi culture and fruit waste. Both these projects won accolades at State Level of NCSC.

The projects fulfilled SDG 9:Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

Eco Bricks
Various Stages of Vegan Leather
Vegan Leather Pieces

EA Team has worked hard towards following tasks and hence our school has won the title of Green School (2018-19) and Gold Certification in IGBC (2017-18)

  • Reduction in the consumption of electricity by turning off fans and lights when not in use.
  • Placing two dustbins in each class to monitor the biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste and thereby reducing the usage of substances leading to the production of non-biodegradable waste.
  • Adapting efficient methods for rainwater harvesting.
  • Maintenance of cleanliness in the washrooms through regular checks.
  • Preparation of vermi-compost in the school compound.
  • Planting more trees in the vicinity of the school.
  • Encouraging use of school transport.
  • Regular pollution checks of school buses, gensets and vehicles used by the school staff.
  • Creating awareness about car-pooling and walking wherever possible.
  • No paper wastage by adapting the means of e-communication (ERP for student/parents and teachers for dissemination of information).
Under IGBC project School received Gold Certification
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