The school infrastructure has established nature-friendly sources for environmental sustainability and optimum use of facilities.
Chitkara International School has installed a 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 an excellent place for solar panels. The school has judiciously utilised the rooftop space 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 on the school premises.
Chitkara International School has built a Herbal Garden within the campus, covering an area of about 35 feet x 18 feet. This garden acts as a beautiful way to use the schoolyard as a classroom, reconnect students with the natural world and the trustworthy source of their food, and teaches those practical 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. The Herbal Garden of Chitkara International School has many herbal plants like Dalcheeni, Hari, Elaichi, Kalmegh, Lemongrass, and many more.
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 used throughout the year within the school’s campus. The Vermicompost Plant of Chitkara International School produces about 2400 Kilograms of manure every year.
Rain Water Harvesting
For the accumulation of rainwater, the school building rooftops are attached with drain pipes connected to an underground water tank. The rainwater is captured in this tank, and water is collected in the tank without any wastage.
Waste Management System
Trash is collected from various areas and office areas in 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 a 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 an individual level and thus promotes the segregation of wet and dry waste on the school premises. It is due to this reason that the school has separate wet and dry waste bins in the school. Additionally, regular workshops, sessions, and awareness programmes are conducted to ensure that the environment is conserved individually.
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. Due to this, an incinerator machine is installed in the school washroom to minimise the environmental pollution and health hazards associated with menstrual waste disposal.
Paperless Working and Communication
Growing paperless is a much better and greener option than using reams of paper. CIS strongly believes in the same and uses the paperless working and communication mechanism. The circulars, documents, articles, and other information are all e-circulated amongst the stakeholders to reduce the carbon footprint and ensure the school’s paper conservation.
The school has an organic garden dedicated to gardening without 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, the significance of using home grown organic products, and the harmful effects of fertilisers.
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% green cover.
Planting Neem trees has numerous benefits like reducing greenhouse gases, producing oxygen, purifying air, etc. Keeping in mind the same, the school’s boundary is surrounded by Neem trees acting as air purifiers. Adding to it is the inclusion of students and staff in working towards making a pollution-free environment through plantations of various kinds of trees in the garden and periphery of the school. Furthermore, sustainable and eco-friendly practices are constantly carried out 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 a healthy experience at school.
Agronic culture is based on a farm in a bin concept initiated at school by the school student. The initiative aims to produce excellent food products in a compact space using the benefits of vermicompost. It is closer to Sustainable Development Goals as it syncs with 3R’s –Recycle, Reduce and Reuse. The school and cluster of bins further adopted this inventiveness of compact and portable farming by the student were specially designed & established at the campus rooftop in a pursuit to assemble a repository of essential herbs and medicinal plants. Moreover, the patent has been filed by the CIS student who came up with this innovative idea of Agronic Culture.