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Estimation of Carbon Footprint in School Campuses and Creation of Low Carbon School Campus Plans for Individual Schools in Kerala, India

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Case Study presentation: Estimation of Carbon Footprint in School Campuses and Creation of Low Carbon School Campus Plans for Individual Schools in Kerala, India
Mr. Sachin Sathyarajan, RCE Thiruvananthapuram
11th Global RCE Conference
7-9 December, 2018
Cebu, the Philippines

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Estimation of Carbon Footprint in School Campuses and Creation of Low Carbon School Campus Plans for Individual Schools in Kerala, India

  1. 1. Estimation Of Carbon Footprint In School Campuses And Creation Of Low Carbon School Campus Plans For Individual Schools In Kerala, India RCE THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
  2. 2. Implementing agency,
  3. 3. Thiruvananthapuram District Idukki District Supported by,
  4. 4. SELECTED SCHOOLS Thiruvananthapuram District • HSS for Girls, Venganoor • Bharatheeya Vidyapeedom CBSE Central School, Parassala • Karthika Thirunnal Government Vocational & HSS for Girls, Manacaud Munnar, Idukki District • A LPS, Madupatty • HRS, Madupatty • Carmelagiri Public School, Korandakad • V UPS, Korandakad • LF GHS, Munnar • G VHSS, Munnar • A LPS, Periavurrai • G UPS, Letchmi • A LPS, Pullivasal • G HS, Guderale
  5. 5. OBJECTIVE • Empowering youth for the protection of environment. • To educate students and teachers on the concept of carbon footprint. • To enable students to collect data pertaining to the carbon emissions and carbon sequestration in their campus. • To calculate the specific carbon footprint of the campus and classify them as carbon negative, neutral or positive. • To create individual plans for schools to reduce their carbon footprint based on the data generated.
  6. 6. BENEFITS OF IMPLEMETING THIS PROJECT • Easiest way to calculate the carbon footprint of each of the participating schools. • Creation of proper awareness among individuals regarding their carbon footprint and ways to reduce it. • Usage of resources in a sustainable way and leading a low carbon lifestyle • A small stepping stone towards mitigating the impacts of climate change.
  7. 7. ACTIVITY- METHOD 1. Introduction classes and workshops • Introduction classes were conducted for explaining the project and the concept of carbon footprint, to the students and teachers. • Data collection methodologies were introduced to students for training them on accurate data collection.
  8. 8. 2. Data collection Groups were formed between students and they were directed to collect data on individual sectors such as, • Electricity • Cooking • Transportation • Waste management • Carbon sequestration by trees
  9. 9. 3. Monitoring of activities Data collection activities were monitored by the project team for • Accurate collection of data • Opportunities for the students to interact with experts. 4. Data Analysis • Analysis of data were done for preparing individual reports for each schools .
  10. 10. 5. Zero carbon plans • Individual plans were provided to the schools for making them carbon neutral. • “Zero carbon plans” given by the project team includes,  Resource optimization.  Energy Efficiency  Renewable Energy resources. 6. Rating of schools for encouraging reduced carbon footprint • Star rating were awarded to schools according to their,  Current carbon footprint/ Status  Percentage of implementation of carbon reduction plans
  11. 11. Project team explaining the concepts of carbon footprint to students on introduction classes
  12. 12. Presentation on data collection methodologies for the selected students of the school
  13. 13. Data analysis and report preparation
  14. 14. Suggesting of carbon reduction plans for individual schools
  15. 15. Students planting trees in the school compound as the part of carbon mitigation activities
  16. 16. Carbon rating were done by the project team for individual schools

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