Last week we had our first monthly Walk to School Day this school year on our San Francisco Campus.
GISSV is a committed Eco-School, dedicated to instilling sustainable practices and environmental consciousness in its students.
Eco-Schools is a global sustainable schools program that starts in the classroom and expands to the community by engaging the next generation in action-based learning. Implemented in 73 countries by FEE member organizations and in 26 countries through International Schools, Eco-Schools' greatest achievement is arguably the fact that it produces generation after generation of sustainably-minded, environmentally-conscious people.
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The GISSV Eco Team
In the 2015-2016 school year, GISSV joined the worldwide ECO-school movement by forming an ECO-Committee. This committee (on both campus locations) includes representatives from all age groups, teachers, students, staff, and parents. The committee's creation led to the development of the current Eco-Code, "GISSV Goes Green."
Currently, GISSV is focused on three pathways: "Consumption and Waste," "Energy," and "Healthy School."
GISSV's Eco-School Program Encourages Sustainable Action and Responsibility in Students.
At GISSV, environmental awareness is integrated into the school program from kindergarten to high school. Using the Eco-School/ Umweltschule recognition program as a guide, GISSV ensures that students understand the interdependent relationships between humans and the environment, and encourages them to make decisions and take actions with sustainability in mind. By embracing this philosophy, GISSV prepares students to become responsible global citizens who understand the importance of preserving our planet for future generations.