On Tuesday, 16 October, Mondi organised a meeting with various schools from Mkhondo, Paulpietersburg and Pongola to hand over certificates as proof that they form part of the eco-schools programme.
What does an “eco-school” mean? There are various projects concerning eco-schools such as the sustainability of electricity and water supply and how these essential resources can be saved.
“Greening” schools by means of planting trees and flowers as well as vegetable gardens are a vital part of eco-schools. Eco-school projects involve the schools’ communities and also how the communities in turn can benefit from the school.
Participation of learners and teachers are very important to ensure that the various eco-projects are being conducted sufficiently. Currently, the world is experiencing serious global warming and the effects of climate change are also being implemented in the eco-school projects.
They are working on preventative measures to minimize global warming, reduce waste, recycle and teach the learners about the dangers of starting fires. On the abovementioned date, various schools received their certificates to indicate that they are now considered as eco-schools.
These schools are looking forward to making a huge difference in their communities. It is very important to take care of our environment and be educated on the ever-changing effects that the world faces on a daily basis. Congratulations to all the participating schools for taking the next step in becoming ecofriendly!