Green Schools Campaign

Green Schools Campaign

The Green Schools Campaign is an exciting hands-on programme, open to all schools in Mumbai, that educates children on their responsibility towards the environment and also offers them the opportunity to actually be involved in relevant environmental projects! This Campaign took off in 2010 with 12 participating schools and that number has now grown to over 50 schools!

The theme for the Ninth Edition (2018-2019) of the Campaign is ‘Not In My Ocean’! Mumbai is a beautiful city with an enthralling coastline of 149 km. Unfortunately, our marine ecosystems are in grave danger! With the current lifestyle that we have adopted, we have been recklessly generating a huge amount of plastic waste that finds its way into local water bodies, and eventually into the oceans, causing destruction to marine ecosystems and distress to our marine species. Hence, this year’s theme will focus on educating the students towards:

Knowing our Aquatic Neighbours: understanding Mumbai's Marine Ecosystems

Unclogging the Seas: finding alternatives to plastics that cause marine pollution

Waves of Change: involving students in global campaigns that focus on marine litter

At the close of each edition of the Campaign, the best performing school receives the ‘Greenest School Award’ which consists of a citation plaque and a cash prize. The most active student from every participating school receives a ‘Green Champ’ award. Several other prizes for performance and innovation are also awarded.

The Campaign themes so far:

2010-2011: Going Green

2011-2012: Green Efficiency

2012-2013: Urban Biodiversity

2013-2014: Green Alternatives

2014-2015: Tree Rangers

2015-2016: Fauna Watch

2016-2017: Jal Ka Jhol

2017-2018: Go Trash-less

2018-2019: Not In My Ocean

If you are interested in joining the Green Schools Campaign, please write to us at info@greenline.org.in