The Sustainability Programme is a school initiative engaging the entire community to promote and foster environmental sustainability.
ISB IS AN ECO-School
International School Basel is proud to be an Eco-Schools member, thanks to our efforts to embrace sustainable behaviour. This formalises our commitment to be a sustainable school and engages us in meaningful collaboration with like-minded schools. In line with the Eco-Schools goals, we aim to:
- Encourage the implementation of sustainable development practices in the school
- Empower students to take action and be the change for sustainability
- Help students address current and future challenges of a global society
- Contribute to a better society
- Improve the school's ecological footprint
Latest Sustainability News
Our Grade 8 student Alannah presented her Tram Buddy project to our Grade 5 students. Her idea comes from her passion to take action against climate change and help the ISB Community to reduce their carbon footprint by setting up a Tram Buddy System so that more children can take the tram instead of being driven to school by car.
ISB students attending the 6th Youth Forum Switzerland enjoyed a day filled with inspirational guests and young adults inspiring and educating students from schools in Switzerland and beyond, about topics relating to sustainability and global issues.
The Swiss Government is urging citizens to save energy in preparation for foreseen shortages this winter. At ISB, we feel well prepared to respond to this call, not only to reduce our costs, but also to change our behaviours.
To help ISB families connect with other families who live nearby and organise travel to/from school, we have launched "Travel Together". With this interactive tool, ISB families can contact each other to share chaperoning responsibilities for groups who walk, cycle or travel via public transportation and for collecting children from after-school activities and sports.
With over 2,500 participants, our recent International Festival was the most sustainable to date, thanks to a team of volunteers who ensured the event was climate-friendly and ecological.
Grade 11 students took part in an interdisciplinary project with the theme: Building back better - a shift to sustainable practices. The Group 4 Project is an interdisciplinary activity involving students from the different science and technology subjects (known as Group 4) to analyse a common topic or problem.