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
We are proud of our Grade 1 students who initiated a project where they organised a waste management system in their classroom as they recognized the need to recycle all items possible in order to reduce the impact they have on the environment.
We are very excited to see that ISB was featured in the WochenBlatt for our efforts for the Eco-Schools award and reduction of waste!
ISB was recently awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag award. We’ve now received our Green Flags, one for each campus, and these will be displayed with great pride soon!
From 18 March, Global Recycling Day, to 22 April, Earth Day 2021, ISB Green Action Month focuses the ISB community on what we can do for our planet, with fun and thought-provoking activities to inspire positive environmental action.
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.