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Chettinad Harishree Vidhyalayam launches “Global Citizen” campaign


The school launched a Global Citizen programme which initiated sustainability projects for their students.

Product or concept

Global Citizen Programme houses the following sustainability projects for classes 6-12:

  • Solid Waste Management
  • Energy Conservation
  • Sustainable Menstruation Products
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Upcycling

Problem being solved

Lack of practical education in tackling socio-economic and environmental challenges for children.

Process or technology involved

  • Global Citizen Programme has a dedicated programme coordinator.
  • The school partners with multiple stakeholders who are experienced in various domains of urban environmental solutions.
  • These stakeholders conduct educational sessions, awareness campaigns and for provide hands-on guidance to the students

Sustainability benefits

  • Less amount of waste from the school reaches the landfill.
  • Conserves energy at school premises.

User segments that will benefit

  • Educational Institutions
  • NGOs working in the energy and environmental domains.

People or organizations involved

Multiple organisations are involved as stake holders.

School: Hari Shree Vidhyalayam

Person: Gowri Sivashankar

Innovations or USPs

  • Initiated a sustainable development platform in a school.
  • Domain experts bring in diverse perspectives that students learn and are acclimatized to.
  • Best environmental practises in the city are implemented by the students at their school.

Related engineering, science or business topics

  • Solid waste management
  • Energy conservation
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Health and Sanitation

Awards & recognitions

The school organises an annual exhibition showcasing the projects done by students of classes 6 – 12.

Who can contribute or get involved?

  • Educators
  • Environmental NGOs

Other interesting highlights

Awareness campaigns are conducted by the students for the neighbouring communities.

School located at:

R A Puram


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Kids ‘work’ as consultants : The article suggests the different ways kids at Chettinad Harishree Vidhyalayam learn about sustainable challenges and solutions.

Make a visit to get a first-hand experience

Global Citizenship Programme : For more information regarding the sustainability based activities conducted by the school, you can contact them through their website.

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Connect with experts

Centre for Excellence in Training for Energy Efficiency (CETEE) : CETEE provides hands-on training programs to impart the advanced energy efficiency technology and techniques.

Mathew Jose : Paperman ventured into the waste management sector in 2010.

Kabadiwalla Connect - Upcykle : Kabadiwalla Connect is a waste management solution company that has recently ventured into upcycling.

Experiment through do-it-yourself projects

Waste Management: 5 Simple Ways To Reduce Waste At Home : The article suggests simple and easy to implement methods to reduce waste at schools or homes.

Best out of waste - eco DIYs - Upcycling Ideas & Projects : The video provides easy to follow instructions to create craft items using "waste".

Energy Efficiency Education for Kids : The video encourages students to implement energy saving measures at schools or homes by providing fundamental tips.

What are Energy Efficient Homes? : The article lists out additional tips students can implement at home or at their school premises.

200+ Upcycling Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind : The articles lists out a variety of projects ideas and crafts that can be fabricated using waste.

Learn more

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Not What You Think It Is | The Swim : The video shows you the types of plastic that surprisingly end up in the ocean and what we must do to ensure this process does not continue.

Actsmart Schools, Saving Energy at your school : The video explains the initiative taken by a school in USA where primary kids are taught energy conservation in a pragmatic manner.

An Introduction to Solid Waste Management : The article explains the main principles of solid waste management in urban areas. It also provides additions links to specific solid waste management processes.

The Art of Upcycling : The video shows you the different ways upcycling can be introduced to adults and kids alike.