For environmental sustainability and optimum use of facilities the school infrastructure has established sources which are nature-friendly.
Chitkara International School has installed 20 KW on-grid Solar Power Plant, the Electrical load of Chitkara International School is 369 KW, this system will generate 30,000 units of electricity per year. The large flat roof of Chitkara International School is a great place for solar panels. The rooftop space has been judiciously utilized by the school to generate clean solar electricity.
Sustainability is deeply rooted in the school’s ecosystem. To promote sustainability and preserve the environment, the school has solar lights in the school premises.
Chitkara International School has build a Herbal Garden within the campus, covering an area of about 35 feet x 18 feet. This garden acts as a wonderful way to use the schoolyard as a classroom, reconnect students with the natural world and the true source of their food, and teaches those valuable gardening and agriculture concepts and skills that integrate with several subjects, such as math, science, art, health and physical education, and social studies, as well as several educational goals, including personal and social responsibility. Herbal Garden of Chitkara International School has a large variety of herbal plants like Dalcheeni, Hari ,Elaichi, Kal Megh, lemongrass etc.
Vermicompost Plant was established in the year 2016 in the school. The school has two pits of 4 feet x 10 feet 9” dimension each. The total area demarcated for this plant is 10 feet 9 inches x 9 feet in which cow dung and dry leaves of the school campus are used to prepare organic manure which is used throughout the year within the campus of the school. The Vermicompost Plant of Chitkara International School produces about 2400 Kilogram of manure every year.
Rain Water Harvesting
For accumulation of rain water, the roof tops of school building are attached with drain pipes which are connected to an underground water tank. The rain water is captured in this tank and water is collected in tank without any wastage.
Waste Management System
Trash is collected from various areas and offices areas at one place. It is then segregated into bio degradable and non degradable waste.
Garbage bags are filled with waste. The biodegradable material is dumped in Vermicompost pit for recycling and non degradable material is dumped in the yards specified by the Municipal Corporation.
Wet and Dry waste segregation
The school also avidly believes that waste management starts at individual level and thus promotes segregation of wet and dry waste in the school premises. It is due to this reason that the school has separate wet and dry waste bins in the school. Apart from this, regular workshops,sessions and awareness programs are conducted to ensure that the environment is conserved at individual level.
It is a known fact that proper disposal of menstrual waste contributes to the preservation of the environment and improved hygiene. Chitkara International School understands this and aims to improve the hygiene and sanitation of the girls in the school. It is due to this that an incinerator machine is installed in the school washroom to minimize the environmental pollution and health hazards associated with the menstrual waste disposal.
Paperless Working and Communication
Growing paperless happens to be a much better and greener option than using the reams of paper. CIS strongly believes in the same and uses the paperless working and communication mechanism. The circulars, documents, articles etc are all e-circulated amongst the stakeholders to reduce carbon footprint and to ensure paper conservation in the school.
The school has an organic garden solely dedicated to gardening without using synthetic products like fertilisers and pesticides. It involves the use of only natural products to grow plants. Moreover, the school also takes comprehensive awareness sessions on organic gardening and the significance of using homegrown organic products, the harmful effects of fertilizers etc.
Lush Green Campus and Eco-friendly Plantations
The picturesque site and blooming green environment of CIS make it an unparalleled green school. The campus is spread over 3.6 acres of land and has about 30% of green cover.
The planting of Neem trees has numerous benefits like reduction of greenhouse gases, producing oxygen, purifying air etc. Keeping in mind the same, the boundary of the school is surrounded by the neem trees as it acts as an air purifier. Adding to it are the inclusion of students and staff in working towards making a pollution free environment by plantations of various kinds of trees in the garden and periphery of the school. Furthermore, sustainable and eco-friendly practices are constantly carried to keep the school clean and green.
We have a well-ventilated edifice with secure and hygienic indoors and outdoors to give our students and staff the healthy experience at school.