The Sustainability Programme is a whole school initiative engaging the entire community to promote and foster environmental sustainability.
WHAT IS 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.
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
Latest Sustainability News
Vivien Habegger was one of the founders of the environmental society at ISB. Now, an alumnus of the school, she is attending the Parsons School of Design in New York. She tells us how she has combined her passion and skills to further the cause for a better world.
Grade 11 students Matteo, Lavanya and Ariana are deeply concerned about the huge effects of meat consumption and production on the environment. So much so that they are basing their CAS project on the subject. We caught up with Matteo to discuss in more detail.
Earlier this year, Owen Richards, Grade 12, and Josh Downey, an ISB graduate ('20), came up with an idea to create art with some of ISB's intensive needs students and to display it on a virtual art exhibit. The duo have worked hard to bring this to life, delighting the students whose art they have displayed. We spoke with Owen and Josh on their venture, what inspired them, what their goals are and what their future plans might be.
In these days of social distancing, teaching drama has been a challenge for drama teachers around the world. Following on the 'inspirational' Foundation Course in Puppetry led by Oliver Hymans, Grade 9 Drama Teacher, Julia McKelvey, came up with the wonderful idea of students designing and creating puppets with the final part of the project being a puppet show.
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.
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.