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Nursery for the environment-concious

Environment is a big concern for both students and teachers here.

india Updated: Nov 30, 2009 09:23 IST

Environment is a big concern for both students and teachers here.

“We have tried to interweave the idea of conserving the environment with the curricula, so that children start practicing what they learn,” said Principal Manika Sharma.

There are a number of activities that initiates students early into environment conservation.

The campus is a no poly-bag zone. There is a vermicomposting pit which transforms leftover food into manure.

Rainwater harvesting and water recycling facilities are also in place there and the students work towards rehabilitating a tribe in Ranthambore.

They take up activities like electrification of villages or conservation of tigers that help them imbibe social and moral responsibilities towards the environment and fellow citizens.

“Parents often tell us that their children insist on bucket baths instead of shower and switching off electrical appliances when not in use,” said Sharma.

“Such is their awareness that by the age of 10, they speak the language of carbon footprints,” she said.