Green School project was launched by Tata Steel on Friday in association with the TERI in order to create awareness about the environment issues in the school campuses.
The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) will be actively involved in promoting environment awareness in classrooms and schools through activity based learning. TERI is a leading New Delhi based research institute which focuses primarily in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development.In the first phase the project will be launched by Tata Steel in 10 schools identified in Jharkhand and Orissa. The time duration of the project in these schools will be 15 months during which the main focus will be to create awareness through activities related to environment.
"Promoting sustainable environmental practices through education and working with schools is an effort to create an awareness and sensitivity amongst students about their responsibility towards environment," said Chanakya Chaudhary, Group Director (Corporate Communication and Regulatory Affairs), Tata Steel.
"The project will promote a proactive engagement with schools through enhancement in understanding about local environment issues. We hope to touch the lives of students and teachers through the capacity building initiatives designed under the project and improve critical, inter-disciplinary and holistic problem-solving skills amongst them," said Livleen Kahlon, Associate Director (Environment Education and Awareness Area), TERI.