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ESO launches Green School initiative to promote conservation culture

29 Sep 2019

The Environment Society of Oman (ESO) has opened the door for student subscriptions for its Green School initiative on its website till October 10.

The initiative encourages eco-friendly awareness and promotes a conservation culture within schools across the sultanate. Supporting ESO’s initiative are Veolia Oman, a leading global and regional resource management company, and Emily’s Garden, a memorial fund that has been set up by the Jewitt family in memory of their late daughter Emily who was passionate about the environment and actively supporting change in her own school in Oman and later in the Netherlands.

Participating schools are required to identify an existing environmental challenge within their school or community and begin working on activities to alleviate these concerns.

The environmental categories fall under three pre-determined themes including ‘Best School in Waste Management’, ‘Best School in Water Management’, and ‘Best School in Energy Management’. An official ceremony will take place to recognise the participating schools and schools with the best contribution.   

Jawaher al Ghafri, education coordinator at ESO, said, “We believe that all students deserve the opportunity to be educated on environmental sustainability practices and lead rewarding lives that support their dreams for a brighter future.”

In order to participate in the initiative, students are required to fill in an online application form with their chosen theme along with their action plan, which can be found on the initiative’s website ar.

From October 2019 till April 2020, students will work on implementing their action plans and submitting the results.


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