On Friday and Saturday, April 25th and 26th, AES hosted five other schools (Modern School VV, Modern School Bharakamba, Pathways, Carmel Convent School, Vasant Valley), as well as about 20 of our own students, in an Environmental Leadership Summit. Dr. Marcus Eriksen inspired our students, and we again had Minar from the Vivekanand Camp help teach us about what is worth picking up, and what items are not worth picking up. Students then took a walk over to the camp to see the sorting of recycables in person. It was a great opportunity for students to learn first hand about the hard work of recycling our waste and understanding the importance of Smart Design when it comes to products.
On Saturday, students also heard from Chintan and Swecha, to further develop a deep understanding of the problem with waste, as well as make the connection with human welfare. Check out the great videos that Chintan shared at the bottom of this post. Very eye opening about the problem!
By the end of the day on Saturday, students had identified a product that wasn’t getting picked up, brainstormed alternatives, thought about their audience, created a PSA video, and thought about how they could craft a campaign to raise awareness and bring about change. Check out the next post to see the PSA videos.
Special thanks to Ms. Gulati for her planning, our visitors Marcus and Chris for their expertise, Ms. Lowen, Ms. Datta, and Dr. Frazier for their hard work and efforts to make the Summit a great success. And finally, thanks to the students for their enthusiasm, great ideas, and dedication to help protect our earth. Enjoy the photos below!