Join green scheme

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 29 August, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 29 August, 2007, 12:00am

Sustainable development - the concept of promoting economic and social development while protecting the environment - is highlighted in a special awards programme for schools.

The Council for Sustainable Development will present bronze, silver and gold awards to schools based on their performance in the 'Sustainable Development School Award' scheme. The 16-month programme runs from this month until December 2008.

Students will be introduced to the concept of sustainable development. They will be encouraged to adopt sustainable practices in their daily lives and spread the message to their families and the local community.

The final goal is for schools to create a sustainable development network for the community.

To qualify for a bronze award, the school must initiate at least four activities relevant to sustainable development, and get at least 300 students involved.

To qualify for a silver award, the whole school must get involved in a special project, in addition to running four relevant activities.

To qualify for gold, the school must meet the requirements for both the bronze and silver awards, as well as initiate a project or campaign at local district level that raises and promotes sustainable development awareness and practices in the community.