Sustainability at GSF
Taking strong strides in the direction of having a green footprint and sustainable growth
Sustainability is not just something to learn, but something to live by. We understand this and have taken steps to take action.
We understand that students spend a majority part of their day in school during their crucial years of development. We strive to give students the educational programme, physical place, and organisational culture to encourage the development of environmentally conscious global citizens.
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make”
We have adopted a whole school approach to sustainability, which involves all aspects and individuals associated with school. We connect what students learn through curriculum with what is practised by the school through its management, operations & outreach. Our five fold framework for sustainability in schools includes Structure & governance, Students & Learning, Stakeholder connect, School management & operations, Skill development.
Our Green Campuses
In all our campuses being green is a common theme. From building structure, operations to student activities and learning. Students learn about Rainwater harvesting, Water conservation, organic and sustainable farming, Renewable energy, Resource conservation, Waste management, green buildings in curriculum and can see many of those concepts in action in the school itself.
Structure & Governance
Our schools have a sustainability policy and commitments, Sustainability team at each campus, regular planning and monitoring of activities.
Structure & Governance
Every campus has a calendar for sustainability related activities for students and it includes seminars, clean-ups, recycling drives, Environmental days (earth day, biodiversity day, water day etc.) celebrations. Additionally students undertake sustainability related hand-on projects in various subjects.
School Management & Operations
We provide a green and healthy school campus and grounds. We have projects which include reduction of carbon footprint, waste and water use.
Structure & Governance
Our aim is maximum participation from students as well as staff and communicate our projects in an effective manner to motivate everyone. We actively engage parents in our programmes. Increasingly our students also are having an impact in their local communities with their passionate initiatives.
We provide the latest knowledge & skills in this field to our students and staff. We aim to provide good research opportunities to students and platform in international competitions.
Sustainability measures in our school landscapes
Urban Farm placed within the school premises creates a platform for the students to participate and be exposed to environmental stewardship and civic engagement.
Butterflies are going extinct due to humans disregarding the environment. Planting a butterfly garden in school will benefit the growth and education of all students and
Landscaping flat roofs offers an effective and practical use of space whilst helping to sustain and replace lost habitats in the process. Green roofs can help regulate a building’s internal
A living wall is also known as a green wall or a vertical garden inject biodiversity within the school walls, helps in reducing air and noise pollution It also improves sense of well-being
Rainwater harvesting is the collection and storage of rain, rather than allowing it to run off. Schools have a vast catchment area consisting of not only the rooftop but also
Sewage Treatment Plant
Sewage treatment is a type of wastewater treatment which aims to remove contaminants from sewage to produce an effluent that is suitable for discharge to
Renewable Energy Use (Solar Panels)
Solar energy is the most promising renewable energy source for electricity generation, It is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available. It not only is a cost
A bioretention system is a vegetated depression also known as rain garden that captures stormwater runoff . Runoff that travels through the rain garden is briefly
UNSDGs and Our Commitments
We support the UNSDGs and would include these in our curriculum, student and staff activities & school operations.
- Actively create green spaces and plant native species and bio-attracting species
- Carbon footprint reduction for all campuses
- Regular recycling drives and reducing disposable material used
What are UNSDGs
The 17 interrelated UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.