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
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.
Our Junior School Grade 4 and 5 Disco took place last week and our students rocked it up until the early hours of the evening! With food and snacks comes the inevitable trash, but our Green Dragons worked hard to ensure it was sorted and organised into the right places.
In honour of Earth Day, our student-lead Eco-Council challenged our Junior School Campus to reduce their single-use plastic waste by only bringing in food without any single-use plastic for a week. Find out how it turned out.
As part of ISB's sustainable efforts to "green" our premises, a group of students has taken the initiative to launch the Green Spaces project. Their key goal is to establish green spaces on campus, designed, developed and implemented in collaboration with teachers, staff, parents and external experts, for the learning and wellbeing of all. Their drive generated the impetus to the Green Spaces Committee which is chaired by one of our parents.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to the ISB community for coming together to contribute to this initiative in support of these wonderful and majestic animals, by donating their spare change. This initiative marked ISB’s celebration of Chinese New Year together on 1 February, which in 2022 is the “Year of The Tiger”.