"Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change"

Barbara Mikulski

Sustainable Cookbook 2022

Welcome to the 2nd edition!

The Sustainable Cookbook 2022 is again full of exciting (and healthy!) recipes that taste just like the old classics, but there is a sustainable twist.

A huge thank you to the Roots & Shoots Club, who show us the way to a healthy, sustainable and tasty future.


Earth Day Webinar recording

Check out the wonderful Earth Day QnA with expert Gerard Martinez and host Fanni Välisalo here:


(Please note that you will need a SIS students / staff email account to view the webinar)


In product design class, grade 9 students investigated the connection between fast fashion and sustainability. We looked into the impact of fast fashions on our environment, working conditions, and economy. Reflecting on the issue, students creatively reused and transformed a pair of old jeans into a new product with greater quality, such as artistic or environmental value. Have a log at the results and be inspired to upcycle your own garments!

Did you know....

  • Clothing production produces more emissions than international plane travel and shipping combined

  • 93% of brands don’t pay garment workers a living wage

  • It takes 2,700 liters of water to produce the amount of cotton needed for a single t-shirt

  • 25% of fast fashion garments remain unsold

  • less than 1% of products are recycled into new garments

  • Textile landfills have doubled in the last 20 years

  • 80% of the total energy used in the life of a garment is used for washing, drying & ironing

Please reflect on this next time you go clothes shopping

(Team, The Ecothes. “15 Eye-Opening Fast Fashion Statistics (2022).” Ecothes, 3 Jan. 2022,

Bracelet of Change

In product design class, grade 9 students developed product solutions to help reach an individually chosen sustainable development goal.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were set forward by the United Nations (UN) in 2015. The 17 global goals are aimed at improving the planet and the quality of human life, to be reached by the year 2030.

One student created the 'Bracelet of Change':

Throughout the academic year, SIS invites students to participate in a variety of events helping to keep our planet and us healthy. Fiebe, 9p, created a project in which students who participate in the events, will collect 5 charms to complete their “bracelet of change” as a token that they created change, enticing others to follow suit the next academic year. Beads and bracelets are made of recycled materials.

Each charm has a different symbol relating to the event, and highlighting a different issue relating to climate change:

  • leaves: meat-free week

  • recycle symbol: recycle home waste for 1 week at least

  • fish scales: reducing food waste by -50% for 1 week

  • thermometer symbol: reduce home heating to -2 degrees for 1 week

  • footsteps: no use of a car for 1 week

Is anyone interested in helping produce these bracelets and beads? Please contact Stephanie Bradford at

Picture is a prototype only, made in our workshop and 3D printer

Worldwide, important steps are being taken by individuals, companies, and countries that support the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. And we at SIS are part of the movement.

This is a place to research and share information to create a knowledge hub where we can learn from each other and raise awareness and appreciation for these worldwide efforts.

We trust that this site is inspirational to our students and staff alike, triggering creativity and leading to action from our school community.