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Green School (Departmental Report)

  1. 1. RMS Green School Programme (a Sustainability Schools Initiative) More Environmentally responsible community Collaborations, Team building & Decision Making Development of Analytical & creative skills Enhanced experiential learning of students by research & Project based learning Exposure & awareness of the natural heritage Enrich Curriculum with holistic Approach (cross curricular links) I continue to learn MILLENNIUM ROOTS SCHOOLS ROOTSMILLENNIUM SCHOOLS SILVER JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS 1988-2013 Y E A R S O F A C A D E M I C EXCELLENCE
  2. 2. values, attitudes, knowledge and skills thatDearRMSFamily, enable the students to face the challenges of an It's well said that the journey of thousand miles interconnected world and to promote an starts with one single step. By keeping in view understanding of different cultures and fostering the importance of the global outreach the role of people as dynamic players for a more programmes within the curriculum framework justandequalworldforall. of the Roots Millennium Schools Mr. Faisal The Department of Global Outreach,Mushtaq CEO, RMS has devotedly established Partnerships and Climate will continually strivethe RMS Department of Global Outreach, to develop the capacities of the students andPartnerships&ClimateChange. staff through a variety of local, national and The primary aim of this department is to expose international environmental, outdoor and the students of Roots Millennium Schools to the experiential learning programmes related to the global community, the cultures as well as natural, cultural, archeological heritage of our sensitize them about globalization and cross- country & the world by informing, inspiring and cutting issues of today in general. As there is an involving on a variety of projects and deepening unprecedented sense of urgency to address their experiences through practical experiences social, environmental, economic and political & reflections. We hope that the Department of issues worldwide. The educational programmes GlobalOutreach,Partnerships&ClimateChange in this domain serve to in calculate a life-long plays a key role within the curricular & responsible attitude towards global citizenship in extracurricular framework of the Roots theyounggeneration. MillenniumSchools. The well planned global Outreach progammes The inception of the Department of Global will let the RMS to emerge as a pacesetter in Outreach, Partnerships & Climate Change has establishing global partnerships becoming an not been possible without the support of the innovator in education in Pakistan. Rooted in the RMS community. I thank from the core of my belief “the education for change” this initiative heart to the entire head office team, the schools will take the RMS beyond the classroom heads, teachers, students and the parent boundaries into interaction with the community community.Ialsothanktotheableleadershipof andtheworldatlarge. Mr. Faisal Mushtaq for sharing, his vision, and passion to transform the capacities of the youthThe global outreach programme will also work as into future leadership and the RMS a cradle ofcatalyst for RMS students & teachers to learningandthedevelopment.understand the diversity and pluralism in our interdependent and the interconnected world supporting the RMS curriculum to provide a global dimension in education in order to develop 1D E P A R T M E N T A L R E P O R T Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change Message about Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change With best regards, Ali Hunzai
  3. 3. Introduction of WWF Pakistan 2D E P A R T M E N T A L R E P O R T Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change On 28th Jan 2013 Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq (TI), CEO Roots Millennium Schools and Mr. Ali Hassan Habib, DG WWF Pakistan signed the partnership of the Green School Programme. This is a milestone towards transforming RMS to a more responsible school system towards the conservation of the natural heritage of Pakistan. This partnership gives leverage the Roots Millennium Schools to be the first registered Green School in Pakistan and enables the RMS to run a variety of environmental activities throughout the academic year by bringing a positive change in the attitude of Pakistan's young people and help to promoteamorematureenvironmentallyconsciousgeneration. The Programme planned for the whole year to give students regular insight into the eco dynamics and the overall environmental challenges faced at global and regional level, to broaden student's scope as a responsible custodian of valuable natural resources and to consequently inculcate civic responsibility in them. Roots Millennium Schools Partnership with WWF Pakistan WWFisoneoftheworld'slargestconservationorganizations.WWF-PakistanhasbeenworkinginPakistan for over 40 years to conserve nature and ecological processes by conserving world's biological diversity; ensuring the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable; and promoting the reduction of pollution andwastefulconsumption.Essentially,tobuildafutureinwhichhumansliveinharmonywithnature?
  4. 4. 3D E P A R T M E N T A L R E P O R T Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change Green School Flyer Green SchoolProgram I continue to learn MILLENNIUM ROOTS SCHOOLS Another Initiative by ROOTS MILLENNIUM SCHOOLS Transforming Schools into Greener Communities www.millenniumschools.edu.pk UAN: +92 51 111 111 193w MILLENNIAL PLEDGE SNOW LEOPARDwww.millenniumschools.edu.pk/snowleopard I continue to learn MILLENNIUM ROOTS SCHOOLS /rootsmillenniumschools Our Affiliation and Memberships Confucius Institute atCHINA RADIO INTERNATIONAL BRITISH COUNCIL ATTACHED CENTRE ROOTS MILLENNIUM SCHOOLS Email: info@millenniumschools.edu.pk | Website: www.millenniumschools.edu.pk Head Office: 308, Street 3, Sector I-9/3, Islamabad 44000 Pakistan UAN: +92 51 111 111 193 Tel: +92 51 8439981- 6 Fax: +92 51 4449199 www.millenniumschools.edu.pk UAN: +92 51 111 111 193
  5. 5. 4D E P A R T M E N T A L R E P O R T Green School Programme Activity Calendar 2012-13 Month Activities Grades Spellathon Grade 1-9 Setup Green Corner ALL Grades Waste Free Lunch Reinforced (on-going) ALL Grades Say No to Plastic Bag Campaign ALL Grades Animal Welfare Day 4 ALL Grades Recycle/Used Paper Collection ALL Grades Election for President & Vice President ALL Grades Assign Green Monitors ALL Grades Recycled/Used Paper Collection ALL Grades Green Parliamentarians ALL Grades Eco-Adventure Activity ALL Grades International Mountain Day 11 ALL Grades Recycle/Used Paper Collection ALL Grades Eco Internship Registration Grade 7- onwards Nature Carnival Registration/ Preparations ALL Grades Organic Kitchen Gardening ALL Grades Recycle/Used Paper Collection ALL Grades Eco Internship Sessions Grade 7- onwards National Arts Competition / World Wetlands Day 2 ALL Grades Nature Carnival 2013 ALL Grades Forest Day 21 OR Water Day 22 ALL Grades Earth Hour ALL Grades Eco Internship Orientation/ Registration Grade 7- onwards Earth Day 22 ALL Grades Eco Internship Orientation/ Registration Grade 7- onwards Organic Farming: Remedies ALL Grades Eco Internship Finalisation Grade 7- onwards Biological Diversity 22, Turtle Day 23 ALL Grades Eco Internship Sessions Grade 7- onwards Eco Internship Sessions Grade 7- onwards * Waste Free Lunch – Every Tuesday * Green Speaker Corner – In School Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change
  6. 6. 5D E P A R T M E N T A L R E P O R T Green Parliament Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change
  7. 7. 6D E P A R T M E N T A L R E P O R T Why Green School card Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change
  8. 8. 7D E P A R T M E N T A L R E P O R T Eco Adventure Trip: Ecoadventure activity was conducted on 7th Dec, 2012 in which a group of 20 students were taken to Trail 5. This activity was organized in coordination with WWF Go Green School Programme Representatives. They enabled the students to generate an insight into the eco dynamics and the overall challenges to ecosystem. This activity was aimed to inculcate and foster a sense of civic responsibility in students by broadening their scope as responsible custodian of valuable natural resources. end of the activity, they served refreshments amongall. WWF team involved kids in different camping related activities. Team tried their best to develop the skills of physical training, self reliance, team work, camping, knot techniques, lashing, navigation, compass and map reading among the students. They arranged a lot many more outdoor activities in order to connect the students with nature. They took the students for hiking and at the Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change
  9. 9. 8D E P A R T M E N T A L R E P O R T Earth Day Celebration at RMS, F-10/4,Islamabad International Earth Day is celebrated worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. To celebrate this day at our campus and create awareness among the students regarding our planet, we had a special morning assembly where all the students were briefed on the importance of planet earth and what should be done to preserve it. Focus was also on to create awareness among them to make the earth greener and save the environment. Every student brought plants from home in order to plantthematthecampus. Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change
  10. 10. 9D E P A R T M E N T A L R E P O R T The theme junk to funk inspired the artistic Just like it sounds, it's a combination of trash mind of Maam Fizzah Mushtaq and gave fire andfashion….trashfashion to the teachers and students through We wanted to address our society's manic creative reuse we aim to inspire great consumption habits and disposable culture change. Being a Go Green community we byusingtrashasapowerfultoolto: want to play our role for imparting environmental awareness to the youth of ·Captivate audiences through visually Pakistan through our theme. Through our strikingartwork theme we wanted to play the vital role ·Create awareness about the impacts of assigned to us to make the mission of RMS a ourconsumeranddisposalhabits success. ·Inspire creative reuse by engaging Weuseddiscardedmaterialstogetpeopleto individualsininteractiveactivities think differently about waste and their relationship to "stuff. Our goal is to inspire ·Provide resources and alternative sustainable behavior change for the well solutionsformoresustainablehabits being of the planet. To use Trash as art for We believe the time is right, rather than social change in order to inspire individuals waiting for mandates and bans to deal with toward mindful consumption, creative re- the problem, for us to lead the change useandconscientiousdisposal. ourselves. Let's make waste a thing of the past. Haste makes waste so let's get on it. And to quoteTimeMagazine,“Let'snot blow it–goodplanetsarehardtofind”. Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change Junk to Funk
  11. 11. 10D E P A R T M E N T A L R E P O R T Roots Millennium Schools in collaboration Dr. Ghulam Akbar the Senior Director of withWWFPakistanorganizedtheEarthHour WWF Pakistan also talked the students and inauguration ceremony at its Wahid Campus reiterated the Commitment of WWF F-10/2 on Tuesady, 19th March evening. The Pakistan to conserve that natural resources celebrity Ambassador of WWF Pakistan Mr. of the planet earth. He told that WWF Faakhir Mehmood was the chief guest of the Pakistan very committed working to inauguration ceremony. More than 800 conserve the natural resources of Pakistan students and teachers of Roots Millennium and the same time also working with School School and WWF Pakistan staff participated children to develop their capacities so the intheevent. children to grow as responsible citizens of ourcountry. Speaking to the students Mr. Kaakhir the celebrity ambassador of the WWF Pakistan emphasized that the children are the custodians of our earth, so they must very careful while using the natural resources. He gave many examples from daily life, which go unnoticed but they cost a lot to the nonrenewable resources of the earth. He took the pledge from the students that the students will play key role emphasizing their parents switch off the unnecessary lights at their homes, offices to play their role to wiselyusetheresourcesoftheearth. Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change WWF Earth Hour 2013
  12. 12. 11D E P A R T M E N T A L R E P O R T International Earth Day was celebrated on motivated and educated about the the 22nd of April in RMS Wahid campus. This importance of plantation for making the is a day that is meant to inspire an environment green and beautiful. This was appreciation and awareness of our natural the perfect time to get kids involved in the world, and that is what we aspire to do every plantation activities with WWF team and the day in life. Teaching our students to be aware young Rootsians enjoyed the tonic of fresh of and caring about the Earth is certainly one air, contact with the soil, and companionship ofRMS'sprincipalmissions. with nature by planting different seeds and plants. As we all know that kids and Earth Day are a natural combination, with their sense of wonder and excitement about the environment, as well as their boundless energy. Being an advocate of environmental sustainability and protection, the children of were asked to bring seeds and plants which they cultivated during a specially organized plantation ceremony. During the specially organized assembly presentation and art competition (by WWF) the students were Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change International Earth Day 2013 at RMS Wahid Campus, Islamabad
  13. 13. 12D E P A R T M E N T A L R E P O R T On Monday, 22nd April, 2013 Roots Millennium Schools Abbottabad celebrated the day with a promise to its Mother Earth to make it Clean, Green and Healthy. All the students participated actively in planting different types of plants and trees and were very happy and interested for the whole germination process. Meanwhile they got random trips around in school premises to learn about different seasonal and ornamental plants and trees, growing especially in Abbottabad region. The students were taking keen interest in different shapes, odors and colours of the flowers and were recognizing different types very easily. They enjoyed a lot in painting the mural related to earth issues. Meanwhile all the students got the concept of “Recycle, ReuseandReduce”moredeeplyasRMSPine Campus, Abbottabad is always active in demonstrating its students the facts about EarthFriendlyandUnfriendlyThings. Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change Earth Day at RMS Pine Campus, Abbottabad
  14. 14. 13D E P A R T M E N T A L R E P O R T Students from RMS branches, Islamabad also participated in the WWF Nature Carnival, 2013 which was held in Fatima JinnahPark,Islamabad. The students prepared projects on Solid Waste Management with the help of their respective teachers and presented them in thecarnival. Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change WWF Nature Carnival:
  15. 15. 14D E P A R T M E N T A L R E P O R T It was the 5th of June in the year 1972, when United Nations Environment Programme the United Nations Conference on the (UNEP). HumanEnvironmentwasformed. The aim of celebrating this day is to spread WorldEnvironmentDaywasfirstobservedin awareness & the dire need to preserve and 1973, to deal with environmental challenges protect the earth's resources and that also included the global warming and biodiversity as well as to recognize the climate change, disasters and conflicts, Environmtal issues, and threat posing to the environmental governance, ecosystem futureofthespicesontheearth. managementandresourceefficiency. It also aims to develop love and concern World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated related to the environment for positive each year worldwide under the banner of actions. Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change World Environment Day 2013
  16. 16. 15D E P A R T M E N T A L R E P O R T WWF Pakistan team, run the Eco Internship that, how deeply the environmental, Programme at Roots Millennium Schools at economic, and social issues are interlinked. 38 NDR, from 10 June to 12 June 2013. The The students learnt about balancing our purpose of the eco internship programme human actions keeping in view the was to sensitize and involve the students of environmental health for our generations of RMS on the environmental issues and today and the future generations. The develop in the them the ethics and inculcate students also learnt about the biodiversity, senseof individual& collectiveresponsibility forms of biodiversity, habitats, ecology, towards the conservation of the natural types of environments, land forms in heritageofourcountry. Pakistan. The students showed their concern on the continually environmental degradation for the last many decades and its impacts on the biological diversity and overallthenaturalheritageofPakistan. On the day 1, Ms. Durra Shawar, Mr. Taseer Ali involved the students on the activities related to biodiversity, global warming, the environmental interdependence, link of the environment with the development and the On the day 2nd, Ms. Samar Usman human actions. Through the Global yarn beautifullyinvolvedthestudentsonavariety Activity; the children were made understand of activities related to the solid waste issues in Pakistan. The learning about solid waste wasaneyeopenerforthesestudentsaseach child was counted to produce more than 1.3 tons of solid waste each year, which had the carbon foot print as well as health & Social issues in the form of types of cancer, respiratory diseases, in the form of asthma, TB, infertility, still born babies, and poor emotional health. The students were Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change WWF Eco Internship at RMS 38 Nazim Uddin Road,
  17. 17. 16D E P A R T M E N T A L R E P O R T introduced on the concept of Waste Wise pegging and use of the outdoor gear on the actions within their School, home and wilderness activities. The students excitedly overall in the local environment. The tookpartontheseactivitiesandlearntabout students pledged that they would be importance of outdoor education for working as eco agents/ green monitors to developingtheirpersonalskills. disseminate the importance of the waste Thisactivitywouldnothavepossiblewithout wise actions within their school and with the support of Mam Ayesha Ansar and her theirparents. staff. I thank for her kind and continuous support on this eco internship programme. I also thank to Mr. Taseer Ali, Ms. Durra Shahwar, Ms. Samar Usman and Mr. Shahrukh from the WWF Pakistan, for your time, skills, patience and the continuous support on the RMS green school programme. WWF Eco Internship for Roots Collge InternationalStudents WWF Pakistan team, run the Eco Internship Programme at Roots Millennium Schools at 38 NDR, from 10 June to 12 June 2013. The The day 3rd was the most exciting activity as purpose of the eco internship programme the students presented their projects based was to sensitize and involve the students of upon their learning about the school RMS on the environmental issues and resources. They presented their input to develop in the them the ethics and inculcate make the school a greener, healthier and senseof individual& collectiveresponsibility environment friendly place within the Green towards the conservation of the natural School Programme agenda of the RMS. The heritageofourcountry. students also learnt about the RECYCLING. They made the recycled shopping bag out of the discarded T-Shirt. They were excited as all of them had stitched anything the 1st time, which was giving them the feeling developingtheskills. The students were also involved on the eco adventure skills of knots making, tent Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change WWF Eco Internship at RMS 38 Nazim Uddin Road,
  18. 18. 17D E P A R T M E N T A L R E P O R T WWF Pakistan team, run the Eco Internship The students were also sensitized about Programme at Roots Collge International dependency of Pakistan's economy on from 3rd July 6th July 2013. The purposes of environmentalchanges.AsPakistanbeingan the eco internship programme was to agro economy contributes very little to the sensitize and involve the students of RMS on overall Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions of the environmental issues and develops in the world, but remains severely affected by the them the ethics and inculcate sense of the negative impacts of climate change. individual& collective responsibilitytowards Some of affect which are projected for next the conservation of the natural heritage of few years are Glacier melting in the ourcountry. Himalayas, Karakorum and Hindukush causing to floods, and then decreased river flows as glaciers retreat. The impact of climate change will also aggravate the existing social system further leading to instability, conflicts, displacement of people andchangesinmigrationpatterns.Itwillalso affect the resources of freshwater, which will lead to biodiversity loss and reduce of the availability of freshwater for the populations. The scarcity of fresh water could further lead to water borne diseases The college students actively participated on severely affecting the lives and health of the sessions were deeply sensitized about millionsofpeopleinPakistan. The global warming, melting of glaciers, climate change, pollution due to carbon emissions, disruptions in ecosystem, resources depletion, degradation of forests, use of timber for construction purposes, woodburningforenergy,useoffoodstufffor bio fuel, worldwide food crises, starvations, economical crises, increase in population, lessjobopportunities,lesserrainfalls,drying of water reserves and droughts are the time bombs to fall every corner of the world in near future. Some of the affects already we feelinoursocietyandcountry. Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change WWF runs Eco Internship Programmefor Roots Collge students
  19. 19. I thank to every member of the I very specially thank to our CEO Roots Millennium family for your efforts and Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq, TI for his contribution engaging the students in the continuous support, leadership and urge to activities related to the environment and equip the students of RMS a resilient sustainabilityeducation. community to cope with the challenges of thetime. Special Thanks! 18D E P A R T M E N T A L R E P O R T These are the time bombs, which can be model for sustainable schooling in Pakistan averted coping with the climate change by bringing benefits to the school system, the mitigating and adapting in our local communityandthewiderworld. environmental conditions. The youth of our country has a key role to play therefore, Roots Millennium Schools understating this social & civil societyresponsibility has signed the partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Pakistan with the objective of engaging students and staff of the RMS in a structured environmental awareness programme. It also addresses associated social and environmental issues. The vision of the initiative is the RMS schools to be the role Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change WWF runs Eco Internship Programmefor Roots Collge students
  20. 20. I continue to learn MILLENNIUM ROOTS SCHOOLS ROOTSMILLENNIUM SCHOOLS SILVER JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS 1988-2013 Y E A R S O F A C A D E M I C EXCELLENCE Our Affiliation and Memberships Confucius Institute atCHINA RADIO INTERNATIONAL BRITISH COUNCIL ATTACHED CENTRE ROOTS MILLENNIUM SCHOOLS Email: info@millenniumschools.edu.pk | Website: www.millenniumschools.edu.pk Head Office: 308, Street 3, Sector I-9/3, Islamabad 44000 Pakistan UAN: +92 51 111 111 193 Tel: +92 51 8439981- 6 Fax: +92 51 4449199 For further queries contact Ali Hunzai, ali.hunzai@rootsschools.edu.pk I 0300-8426826 Department of Global Outreach Partnerships & Climate Change Senior Manager

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