The Sustainability Programme is a whole school initiative engaging the entire community to promote and foster environmental sustainability. 


In 1987, the UN defined sustainability as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.


Our Journey

In 2018-2019 we embarked on a formal journey to embrace more sustainable behaviours at ISB. As part of that, ISB is now an Eco-Schools member. This formalises our commitment, provides a sense of community and engages us in meaningful collaboration with like-minded schools. In line with the Eco-Schools goals, our aim is to:

  • Foster stewardship towards our environment, reflected in our daily attitudes, dispositions and actions
  • Encourage the implementation of sustainable development practices at school
  • Empower students to take action and be the change for sustainability
  • Help students develop the ability to address current and future challenges of a globalised society
  • Contribute to a better society
  • Improve the school's ecological footprint


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Latest Sustainability News


As part of our initiative of Sustainability@ISB engaging students and staff to shape our environmental footprint, the ISBrocki was born! At the end of each academic year, we noticed all of the supplies and items such as binders, folders, notebooks and pens (some even unused) that teachers no longer use. Instead of throwing them away, we saved and sorted the items and they are now available for students, staff and teachers for free at our ISBrocki locations at each campus.

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The Green Walk

On Thursday, 10 September 2020, The Green Walk took place in Basel. The group of five participants from the ISB Community spent a couple hours discovering local shops that can help us reduce the footprint on the environment. Read more to discover a new Brocki, device repair shop, bakery outlet and general repair shop for all your home goods.

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A Successful Approach to Sustainability within the Curriculum

ISB Grade 10 students undertook a project in Design class through the lens of Sustainability, as part of their final MYP Design task. The project was entitled ‘You are never too small to make a difference’, after a United Nations presentation by Greta Thunberg. The design department intentionally planned to help students understand dimensions of sustainability, as part of our commitment to Sustainability @ ISB. Students researched a wide variety of potential ‘avenues’ to encourage sustainable behaviour in the ISB community. 

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PET Analysis in Aesch - Learn what we found

ISB is proud to be part of the Eco-Schools program. This year we are focusing on litter and waste. As part of ISB work as a member of the Eco-Schools program, students have been carrying out a waste audit to learn how the school and its community manages waste.  As part of this audit, the Eco Council (G1-5) has completed a key activity, namely the analysis of the schools PET recycling system in Aesch. Eco Council students dived into the bins to see what they contain. 

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