Glendale Academy International is the first school in Hyderabad to have applied to Indian Green Building Council, CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) for Green Building Certification and will shortly be recognized as the only Hyderabad. Glendale Academy International is the first school in the twin cities to have applied for accreditation with Quality Council of India (QCI).
In 2011, YFLO launched an initiative towards respecting nature and living in harmony with it. The theme was "Glendale goes Green - Hara Bhara Jahan". Tree planting was also included in the day’s program. Prizes were awarded and parents participated with enthusiasm to rein to their imagination, either solo or in collaboration with their child.
Awareness on Pollution due to vehicles
Badri' - white Tiger at Zoo adopted by Glendalites
Eco Friendly Building
Environmental Drives attended
Garbage to Garden its compost time
Segregation of waste
WOW wealth out of waste
I, _______________________________ (Name), a student of Glendale Academy International do hereby pledge to
- To help save the planet by trying to make eco-friendly decisions and participate in energy-saving activities that I have learned in my school.
- To 'GROW THE GREEN' by preserving natural resources, planting trees, cleaning up the outdoor, spreading the green word and learning to live in consonance with nature.
- To 'REDUCE-REUSE-RECYCLE' whenever and wherever possible. Also consume only what we need and use reusable products wherever possible.
- To 'SLOW THE FLOW' of water, and energy, and learn to use them more efficiently.
- To 'CURB THE CAR' by working with parents and others to reduce our carbon footprint and try to walk, bike or carpool.
- To SAVE THE BIG BLUE by conserving water and keeping the Earth's oceans and waterways clean. Buying eco-friendly cleaning products, and disposing hazardous materials correctly
Your Signature _____________________________
Parent or Guardian Signature _____________________________
Nature thanks YOU!
GO GREEN, THINK GREEN, ACT GREEN
Tips on ‘slow the flow’ of energy
- Turn off the lights and power sources when not in use.
- Replace ordinary light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).
- Use a power strip for chargers and TVs and turn them off when they’re not in use.
- Don't keep the fridge door open too long.
Tips on 'slow the flow' of water
- Turn off tap when brushing your teeth. Never let the water run!
- When washing dishes, fill up the basin and rinse the dishes in it instead of running water over each dish and piece of cutlery.
- Take a bath with water filled in a bucket than a shower.
Tips on 'slow the flow' of paper
- Do not tear paper.
- Do not use notebook paper for paper missiles, boats and aeroplanes.
- Use Both Sides of Paper - if you have a printer with a double sided print option use it. You will save half the amount of paper you would have normally used.
- Then when you are done bring it to the recycle bin.
- Make a rough notebook with un- used pages of class work/homework note books.
Tips on 'curb the car'
- Travel by foot, bike or even skates, rollerblade, etc., instead of by car to reduce your carbon footprint.
- Do not keep the engine running (known as "idling") while waiting in the car.
- Remind your parents to always keep their car tires properly inflated.
Tips on 'Reduce- Reuse-Recycle'
- Recycle your family's paper, plastic, aluminium and glass each week.
- Skip bottled water and drink filtered tap water instead.
- Bring your own reusable bag to the mall or grocery store.
- Use recycled paper and paper products at home and in school.
- Recycle plastics and even limit the use of plastics.
- Use bio-degradable products.
- Use eco-friendly fuels that will not cause drastic climate change.
- Compost your old vegetable peelings to make a rich fertilizer for your soil.
Tips on 'Grow the green'
- Plant native trees in your garden or backyard.
- Buy locally grown and organic foods.
- Dispose all waste properly and do not litter public places.
- Give a potted plant as a gift instead of flowers.
Tips on 'Preserving Biodiversity'
- Avoid using products made of animal skin or those made by animal testing.
- Adopt an animal in the zoo instead of buying a pet.