Sustainable Schools team in Cambodia working online under the pandemic

In response to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Cambodia has shut down all schools since March 2020. In this context, the Global Search for Sustainable Schools implementing team in Cambodia moves the project forward through working online. The project team uses Zoom and telegram in communicating with the selected schools. Online communications […]

Its all in our Hands: Old solutions to a new world problem

In addressing the Covid-19 outbreak, many environmental justice short comings have been highlighted. Many schools do not have access to safe municipal water let alone a host of taps for regular handwashing.  This has provided not just a challenge but opportunity to seek low tech, cost effective and appropriate solutions towards keeping our children safe. […]

Selected Schools in Brazil carrying out structural improvements to become more sustainable!

Selected Schools in Brazil carrying out structural improvements to become more sustainable!

Even though in-person educational activities are paralyzed at the moment, the selected schools in Brazil have been carrying out some structural improvements to make their learning environment more sustainable. Akatu Institute congratulates the schools for continuing the implementation of their Action Plans despite of current adversities and we are looking forward for the next steps!

Teachers, students and community engage in activities carried out by the Selected Schools in Brazil

Teachers, students and community engage in activities carried out by the Selected Schools in Brazil

Thoughout the first month of implementation of their Action Plans, the schools selected for the Search for Sustainable Schools in Brazil have organized meetings and events in order to present the project and encourage teachers, students and community to take part in their activities. Akatu Institute recognizes and congratulates their effort in engaging different audiences […]

Phumelelani is cooking up a storm and saving Carbon

In SA there are at least 10 000 schools that still cook on open fires. Imagine the hazards the women who cook, endure daily cooking for 1200 learners as they do at Phumelelani primary school in Loskop, KZN. Besides respiratory issues, they have to constantly bend down and chop up masses of wood to fuel […]

Selected Schools in Brazil are already implementing their plans

Selected Schools in Brazil are already implementing their plans

This week, the five schools selected in the Search for Sustainable Schools in Brazil have officially begun their activities, after receiving the first disbursement of the grant to implement their winning Action Plans. We are very excited and eager to see the plans take off! Good luck for the winning schools!

Meet the 5 schools selected at the Search for Sustainable Schools in Brazil!

Meet the 5 schools selected at the Search for Sustainable Schools in Brazil!

After a careful selection of the almost 250 submissions for the Search for Sustainable Schools in Brazil, it is time to meet the selected action plans (one per Brazilian region)! Escola Estadual Luiz Lopes de Carvalho – Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul Escola Estadual Indígena Dom Lourenço Zoller – Uiramutã, Roraima Centro de Ensino […]

South Africa celebrates Top 7 schools for GSS up-scaling

An enlightening few days learning from local green schools culminated with a national celebratory event attended by the top 7 GSS schools selected in the province. This was combined with the annual Water Explorer Top Team event. Each school was given an opportunity to showcase their environmental achievements and motivate for the future funding of […]

Learning from Schools

For the Africa Exchange workshop visits were organised to some local Water Explorer schools that were already excelling in their implementation of various environmental projects to learn from their sustainability practices. The delegates were impressed by a selection of the low-tech projects that are having a huge impact on the ground. Such projects included the […]

GSS Africa Exchange workshop

During the last week of October, the South Africa Water Explorer team, Bridget Ringdahl and Julia Colvin held their first workshop with delegates from fellow African countries; Namibia and Uganda, where an exchange of ideas and practical tips for the implementation of environmental education programs for schools was the agenda. A number of renowned environmental […]