NEWS


WHO ARE WE?

Welcome to the homepage of ISKL Eco Schools. Every semester our Green Council, consisting of 
representatives from across the school led by elected HS students, will tackle an issue that the student
body believes to be important.

So far this year we have selected the topic of waste.

The Green Council is a student-led council with community wide membership including students, teachers, administrators, staff and parents. It's task is to provide guidance and direction (using the Eco-Schools 7-step methodology) for our school's sustainability and environmentally oriented courses, clubs and activities. The diagram below shows the overview of the relationship between the Green Council, the Eco-Schools program (externally) and the various curricular and co-curricular initiatives/opportunities at ISKL.

Our group meets weekly and whenever we are undertaking new challenges as a group. If you would like to be involved or you have any inquiries, feel free to contact our Green Council President and Vice President: 

Kabir Peshawaria (kpeshawaria15@iskl.edu.my) and Laura Habbig (lhabbig15@iskl.edu.my).


Green Council Structural Diagram


During the 2013-14 Academic year the Green Council meets four times (from 3:30 to 5:00 pm):
  • September 2, 2013: Introductions / Decision of Theme / Brainstorming of action ideas
  • December 2, 2013: Updates on action plans / Necessary adjustments / 
  • March 3, 2014: Check in on initiatives / inventory of what's been done
  • April 14, 2014:  Earth Week Preparations / Change over of executive members / forward planning for 2014-2015









What have we been up to?

posted Nov 23, 2013, 12:13 AM by danuar14@iskl.edu.my   [ updated Nov 23, 2013, 12:17 AM ]

by Daniel Subramaniam


The Green Council has been hard at work since our last General Meeting in September. The Council has been hard at work implementing our actions plan with our goals as an Eco-School serving as our guiding light. It's been a busy couple of months for the team from building the hydroponics garden to providing input for the development of the new school campus.


One of the highlights of the semester has been the completion of the hydroponics garden. What started out as a rough sketch as part of an action plan last year finally became a reality when the garden was finally completed. Green Council members and other members of the ISKL community came together to help build the hydroponic structure over two days. The garden will tentatively be used by the Middle School's newly-formed Gardening Club.


For our new plans, we began with a consultative session with the Business Council for Sustainability and Responsibility Malaysia (BCSRM). We were invited by the group to present ideas on how local businesses could be more environmentally friendly. Among the solutions we proposed were the use of Eco-Fonts which help reduce the amount of printer ink used in printing documents. We also proposed the use of Eco-Fonts and less ink intensive fonts to the school. Also on the school front, we have been involved in providing input for the design of the the new school campus. Representatives of the Green Council met with the architects of the new campus to discuss ideas for a more environmentally friendly campus. Among the proposals for the new campus include: solar docks for charging electronics, green roofs and walls, indoor and outdoor hydroponic gardens, dual-flush toilets and floor-to-ceiling windows. Our next big initiative will be the Nature Education Centre that is currently progressing through its planning stage. At the moment, we are in talks for a plot of land to develop the centre and we have a shortlist of tentative plots.


Throughout the semester, the Council has made a big push to increase its presence around school. During the International Fest, the Green Council ran a 3-in-1 booth. Part fundraising and part awareness campaign, the Council raised funds for the school's Green Fund. We also collected environmental pledges from the ISKL community and they made up the Pledge Tree that adorned the booth. The Earth Club also carried out a tree-planting event on the same day and a mini-hydroponic set-up was put up for a silent auction run by the PTA. Currently, the Council has begun discussing plans for recruiting new members and considering ways to improve the functions of the Council. It's been a fruitful semester for us and it looks the tree that makes up the Green Council and the ISKL community will continue to grow and bear fruit in the months to come.


"Nature in Art" - Biodiversity

posted Feb 27, 2013, 5:03 AM by danuar14@iskl.edu.my   [ updated Feb 28, 2013, 1:59 AM ]

In lieu of our theme this year, there are wonderful paintings that depict nature. These creative works were done by the Prep Seniors.


NATURE AND ART

They looked closely at textures, colors and patterns that could be found in nature. Then using stamping tools, the Prep Senior students created these colorful flower-garden paintings. We hope you enjoy them!

Introducing a Hydroponics Garden in ISKL

posted Jan 11, 2013, 5:11 AM by danuar14@iskl.edu.my   [ updated Jan 11, 2013, 5:15 AM ]

The Green Council has decided to introduce a mostly self-sufficient Hydroponics Garden in the ISKL Ampang campus in lieu of our chosen theme this year;

Biodiversity

Example of a tiered hydroponics garden.

Planning has been in the works for a some time and we are starting off the new year with the first action steps towards completion of the project.  Follow the progress of this initiative here.


New Green Council Homepage

posted Nov 20, 2012, 8:31 PM by danuar14@iskl.edu.my   [ updated Mar 25, 2015, 6:12 PM by Laurence Myers ]

Welcome to the new green council homepage. We will be constantly updating this website with key information on the Green Council movements as well as the future goals we are striving towards.

The Green Council is a student-led council with community wide membership including students, teachers, administrators, staff and parents. It's task is to provide guidance and direction (using the Eco-Schools 7-step methodology) for our school's sustainability and environmentally oriented courses, clubs and activities. The diagram below shows the overview of the relationship between the Green Council, the Eco-Schools program (externally) and the various curricular and co-curricular initiatives/opportunities at ISKL.


Green Council Structural Diagram



The function of the Green Council are the following:
  • Spearheading awareness on sustainability (ecological, social, economic and/or political) issues
  • Work with students, teachers, administration, parents and the local community on positive changes both on and off campus.
  • Represent ISKL in Eco-Schools program documentation.
  • Supports funding of sustainable initiatives through the Green Council Grant program.


During the 2013-14 Academic year the Green Council meets four times (from 3:30 to 5:00 pm):
  • September 2, 2013: Introductions / Decision of Theme / Brainstorming of action ideas
  • December 2, 2013: Updates on action plans / Necessary adjustments / 
  • March 3, 2014: Check in on initiatives / inventory of what's been done
  • April 14, 2014:  Earth Week Preparations / Change over of executive members / forward planning for 2014-2015

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