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The Green School at Bekasi

ENVIRONMENT
03.06.2019
3 MIN

The Green School at Bekasi

The Green School at Bekasi

In partnership with the non-government organisation Semut Merah, in 2017 we created the ‘Green School’ program at the public elementary school in Bekasi, Java, Indonesia. The school was selected because it is located close to our production facility in the area, where we are aiming to improve waste management awareness and environmental education amongst young people.

We identified key improvement points for the school’s waste and environmental management, created a work plan, provided a range of free, fun, environmental education activities, launched and implemented an environmental policy, and worked with the school on on-going monitoring.

We understood that students must feel supported by all those connected to their learning experience and therefore included teachers and parents in activities wherever possible. They now share an understanding of what a positive, environmentally well-managed school and classroom looks like.

The education program featured:

  • A schedule of regular clean-ups for the school and surrounds
  • A colouring and drawing competition and an environment festival
  • Selection of an Environment Ambassador for grades four to six, choosing the most active students as ambassadors for their peers
  • Waste segregation education: understanding organic and non-organic waste, and segregation. Teachers and parents also participated
  • A recycling workshop (for used PET and paper) to educate students and teachers on the economic value of waste generated from the school environment

One of the program’s champions is the School Principal, Erni. As the leader, she engages teachers, students, and parents to improve the school environment, through conversations, meetings, and by being directly involved in the activities – leading by example. 

Learn more about our sustainability driven initiatives in our 2018 Sustainability Report.

The Green School