Doha, 21st February 2015: Doha Bank yesterday presented 11 schools in Qatar with the ECO-Schools Programme Awards in recognition of their commitment to sustainable practices and for developing innovative solutions to everyday environmental challenges.
The awards recognized schools that played an active role in propagating the concept of eco-consciousness amongst students and demonstrated a high degree of innovation and creativity in successfully completing their green projects as part of the ECO-Schools Programme.
The Programme awards the leading ECO-Schools with the ECO-Star Trophy in a number of categories. In 2014, ECO-Star trophies for the “Environmental Health” category went to MES Indian School for their ‘Campus Care Force’ project, to Shantiniketan Indian School for their ‘Green School Garden’ project, to Pakistan Education Centre for their project titled ‘Solution to Improve Environmental Health’, and to Philippine International School Qatar (High School) for their ‘Laughing Dove Retreat’ project.
In the “Energy Saving” category, Bhavan’s Public School received a trophy for reducing the use of electricity, water, in the campus and at student homes, while in the “Water Management” category, Philippine School Doha got the award for using air-conditioning condensate to water the vegetable garden.
ECO-Star trophies for the “Waste Management” category went to five schools – to Al Ahnaf Bin Qais Independent Preparatory School for their ‘Managing Waste’ project, to Birla Public School for their ‘Best Out of Waste’ project, to Philippine International School Qatar (Elementary) for their ‘Plastic Bottle Reduction and Recycling Programme’, to Al Tamakon for Comprehensive Education for their ‘Creative Arts from Waste’ project, and to Doha Modern Indian School for their project titled ‘Waste No Waste’.
Alongside the ECO-Star trophies, Certificates made from recycled paper were distributed to the participating students and teachers who worked on the school projects.