Green Schools Campaign

Green Schools Campaign 2020-21

Introduction

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 Eleventh Edition (2020-2021) of the Campaign is ‘Sustainability & Me’!

Mumbai is home to around 19 million people and is known as the financial capital of India. But along with being an economic hub, Mumbai, being part of the Konkan region, is a thriving biodiversity hotspot. Unfortunately sometimes when the issue of ‘value’ is brought up it is only the economic value that’s taken into account. While this has unfortunately been the global attitude towards biodiversity, the climate and environment as a whole, it does not mean that it is helpful. It is for this reason that we at GreenLine have realised that it is time to take action, it’s time to act up in accordance to our knowledge to ensure that we create a sustainable living environment, for us and the generations to come.

This year’s campaign aims to engage the students in understanding environmental issues and encouraging them to take up individual steps to change their lifestyles. The campaign will be divided into three sessions:

Climate & Me: Understanding the role we play in contributing and solving the global problem of climate change.

Food & Me: Understanding food security and how to deal with the food crisis.

Biodiversity & Me: Learning about our surrounding and the role we play in it.

At the close of each edition of the Campaign, the best performing school receives the ‘Greenest School Award’ which consists of a citation plaque. 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:

2020-2021: Sustainability & Me

2019-2020: Breathe Free

2018-2019: Not In My Ocean

2017-2018: Go Trash-less

2016-2017: Jal Ka Jhol

2015-2016: Fauna Watch

2014-2015: Tree Rangers

2013-2014: Green Alternatives

2012-2013: Urban Biodiversity

2011-2012: Green Efficiency

2010-2011: Going Green

If your school is interested in joining the Green Schools Campaign, please write to us at greenschools@greenline.org.in