We are delighted to share a blog written by DGreen Warriors, a student at Global Indian International School, East Coast, Singapore who is part of a team delivering a Global Goals project for the 2018-19 Global Goals Competition.
Their project ‘Green Warriors of GIIS EC Campus Singapore’ is among over 620 social action projects currently running as part of the GSL movement and we are excited to be supporting them to design and lead positive social change in their community.
It was on the whole a wonderful experience!
There are many ways which my school does to reduce carbon footprint. We have a Herbal Garden club and any student can join to help plant plants in the Garden. On their birthdays, students are encouraged to brings any type of plants to plant in the Garden. This way, there will be an increase in number of plants each year. It also becomes the student’s responsibility to take care of their plants. We also have a drip irrigation system to water plants. Small plants are planted in empty plastic milk containers filled with soil and hung under the roof. They have a pipe starting from the pot and ending on the second storey floor. That way the excess water that is used to clean the second storey floor can drain into the pipes and water the plants
I have developed many skills related to the environment like care for nature, animals and consciousness about the amount of electricity my family and me are using.
I have started taking a cloth bag when I go shopping. When I buy food from our canteen, I take an empty food box so I can put my food in it instead of using plastic.
I recognize my biggest challenge as my ability to change my way of living. I might be able to live with the changes I need to make to save the Earth. I will be able to overcome it if I start to practice from now.
The Next Chapter
I will surely recommend similar projects to other people, not only my age, but to others too. I will tell them to look up different projects on the internet and try to become a part of it. I will also try to get involved in similar projects as through these journeys, I learn more about not only the environment but also myself.
This has been a great experience for me as I got to bond with nature as I learned more about what humans do to the Earth. The Earth is our home and I don’t want that to change.
The 2018-19 GSL Global Goals Competition is now open and runs until June 2019. If you belong to one of the 700+ teams of students currently delivering a social action project as part of the competition we would love to hear from you and feature your blog and project photos on our website to inspire others.