THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE - MISSION STATEMENT
The Environmental Committee is to consist of the stakeholders of the
school environment – students, teachers, parents, staff, facilities
personnel and school administrators. The group is to be charged with
the research (review/inquiry/investigation) and coordination of
environmental initiatives, making recommendations to relevant school
decision makers, and facilitating communication among and actions by
the whole school community.
The group establishes continuity from year to year seeing through short
term environmental projects and overseeing the progression of long
term projects. We will work towards creating a school where the students
will learn that they can make a difference as individuals and as a group
while learning a sense of responsibility for their immediate surroundings,
the larger community and for the world in which they live.
We work to create a healthy environment for students and staff while
promoting ecological sustainability by using alternatives to toxic
chemicals, pursuing green building and maintenance practices, changing
resource consumption patterns, serving nutritious food and teaching
students to be stewards of their community.
THE FRENCH LYCEE IS COMMITTED TO BEING A GREEN
SCHOOL
THE LYCEE’S ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE’S MISSION IS TO
WORK TOWARDS THE FOLLOWING as per ‘The Four Pillars’ of a green
school as laid out by the Green Schools Initiative and Eco-Schools
International.
STRIVE TO BE TOXICS FREE
Children’s environmental health
No pesticides, lead, mold
Green building and cleaning materials
USE RESOURCES SUSTAINABLY
Energy efficiency and alternatives
Green building design
Environmentally sound school supplies
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
CREATE A GREEN, HEALTHY SPACE
Green schoolyards and gardens
Rethink school lunch
No junk food, fast-food, or soda
Farm-to-School; organic and/or local produce
TEACH, LEARN, ENGAGE
Environmental education
Hands on, place-based learning
Involve children in greening their schools
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The Environmental Committee Mission Statement 2013