In today's world, we would frequently hear the phrase "We used to spend a lot of time playing outdoors. These kids are cooped up indoors, staring at their phones."In this blog, let us talk about the new generation being acquainted with their surroundings and obtaining information, abilities, values, experiences, and passion, all of which will enable them to act - individually and collectively - to address current and future environmental concerns. The Gajera Trust is known for their contribution towards helping the future generation receive holistic development. The institutions are well-equipped for general or modern research and the facilitation of green education. The concept of green education seeks to extend learning outside of the classroom and to foster responsible attitudes and mindsets in children. We use a lot of paper and energy, generate a lot of waste and carbon emissions, and be sure to choose environmentally friendly products. But let’s read further about what is Green education and how has the Gajera Trust been trying to introduce it into the education systems.
What is Green Education?
Green Education is a comprehensive programme that provides students with meaningful, hands-on, real-world, and authentic learning experiences outside of the traditional curriculum. It enables kids to investigate environmental issues, solve problems, and take action to better the environment. Students learn about seed and plant identification, organic farming, water conservation, composting, indoor plants, green transportation, and much more. They learn about global issues such as climate change, water conservation, and soil degradation, as well as how human actions affect the earth.
Green Educationis anticipated to revolutionise the education sector and is aligned with the global economic development trend. This form of education has two characteristics: environmental benefits and sustainability. Academicians, administrators, and students must include environmental knowledge and adoption into the learning process and the culture of conservation must be incorporated into the curriculum. The methods and approaches, as well as eco-friendly construction and equipment, must be used in the teaching-learning process. Gajera trust focuses on the significance of wholesome and healthy education pro- grams like yoga, martial arts, theatre, dance, 3D Robotics, art and craft, and green education workshops.
Some ways in which the Gajera Trust incorporates this method
Green Education is the realisation of life within and around us.
Gajera Trust expresses its gratitude to mother Earth by undertaking initiatives such as water conservation, tree-planting campaigns, population management, and other ecologically advantageous activities. They practice Green education, believing that students should be given real-world hands-on experiences so they can come up with and execute new and practical ideas. Some of the ecological initiatives of the trust are as follows:
Tree Plantation activities take place every year from 2019. 4000 trees planted at Laxmi Vidyapeeth Sarigam
Nature Nurture experiential learning
Climate Change Control
Concerned with spreading One Happiness, the School believes in educating students about the recent challenges of melting ice, scorching earth, and burning forest. We have accepted all of The United Nations Sustainable Development Group’s (UNSDG’s) philosophies as additional guiding principles to provide learners with the information and skills needed to solve the world's environmental problems. We intend to collaborate to construct a development that ensures a green planet with issue solutions. These objectives assist us o align our vision, mission, and philosophy so that learners graduate with compassion and concern for the environment.
Seed to table concept: Gajera Global School features an innovative seed-to-table approach in which the produce cultivated by the kids is used to manufacture food in the school kitchens. It incorporates the students' hard work, and it immediately engages the pupils, encouraging them to eat healthier, and it is an extremely eco-friendly approach. Not only is the produce healthy, but it is also cultivated by the students themselves, using compost made by the children and no fertilisers or pesticides.
The positive impact of this initiative
The Gajera Trust practises Green education, believing that students should be given real-world hands-on experiences to sense nature, its processes, identify imbalances in these systems, and strengthen their critical thinkingabilities so that they may come up with and implement new and practical ideas. Their main goal is to improve the quality of life and means of subsistence for young people from disadvantaged and marginalised areas by empowering them.
A culture of judicial consumption is incorporated into the curriculum. The methods and approaches, as well as eco-friendly construction and equipment, become a part of the pedagogy and internal thinking processes. It is an amazing time to witness and observe how the education sector may transforms itself into Green Education in terms of opportunities, taking into account technological advancements and learner preparation. Such an approach helps future generations to understand and safeguard natural resources while also protecting human health. We hope to be able to continue to use such methods and do our bit towards the
Green education revolution.