Sustainable Schools Awards
The Sustainable Schools Awards is a platform to recognize schools that have attained excellence in executing the initiative’s requirements. Schools that receive these awards are recognized for having undertaken and implemented part of or all the four components of the initiative in the most appropriate manner. Schools that have managed to set standards of excellence by choosing systematic, creative and innovative approaches while undertaking the SSI tasks that they have committed to, at the time of registration as new schools/ regular schools/ lead schools, are eligible for the Awards. While doing so, it is believed that, they would have managed to achieve a holistic and sustainable outcome for their schools. It is important that these schools show a strong student centric approach in all the relevant components to be considered for the awards.
Green School Audit:

This category enables schools to set up their own tools or strategies to help them assess their own environmental impact and ways of enhancing a more sustainable use of resources, which include water, energy, land, air quality and waste. Only schools that have successfully gone through this process will be considered for the nomination.

Best Environmental Educator:

This award is given to those schools that sent their teachers for training and see to it that sustainability concepts are being integrated into their day to day teaching across different subjects.

Best Outdoor Education:

Learning by doing is the easiest and most practical way to instil and impact knowledge on the learners. Thus, field trips encourage a “hands-on” learning experience.

Best Community Outreach:

This award is given in recognition of the efforts made by the students to reach the community and make a positive change in their environment.

Best Lead School:

This award is given to those schools that adopted sustainability principles and made them part and parcel of their daily practices. The additional challenge they faced is that they took several new schools under their wing and guided them to become more sustainable.

Main attraction!

In addition to winning shields, winning schools receive a monetary award that has to be used for the school’s green improvement projects and fed back into the SSI implementation for the next cycle.

How many awards do we give?
  • 6 Lead School Awards– First, Second and Third positions each for both government and private schools
  • 4 Best Green Audit Awards – First and Second positions each for both government and private schools
  • 6 Best Community Outreach Awards – First, Second and Third positions each for both government and private schools
  • 4 Best Environment Educators Awards - First and Second positions each for both government and private schools
  • 4 Best Field Educators Awards - First and Second positions each for both government and private schools
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Sustainable School's Award Information Sheet