A particular beginning rite for the brand new faculty 12 months, and not using balloons, glitter confetti, or celebrations packed with plastic plates, has taken vicinity at the Vietnam Australia International School (VAS). Nevertheless, the exciting and significant environment of the first day of faculty changed into now not affected due to the fact this year, greater than 20,000 VAS students, mothers, fathers, instructors, and body of workers have consented to perform an extra assignment – to keep the living surroundings for the harmonious development of each nature and humanity.
The obligation of an educational employer to cope with environmental issues
Breaking the balance of nature and polluting the water, soil, and air will no longer be the handiest reason for 77% of flora and fauna to be misplaced on Earth; however also directly impacts the daily lifestyles of human beings in phrases of the excellent of the meals, water, and air we eat every day. Compared to other nations inside the vicinity and the world, Viet Nam is presently on “pink alert” as its miles revealed to be discharging the fourth maximum extent of plastic waste into the sea, and HCM City, in which we are primarily based, is ranked 15th in the list of the most polluted cities in Southeast Asia.
As the most important educational corporation in HCM City with almost 9,500 college students and an exquisite place nurturing the future era of u, S. A . VAS knows it’s time to proportion its responsibility with the community and foster its students to take this obligation as Vietnamese residents. Accordingly, from the 2019-2020 school yr, VAS will enforce the environmental project “Green School Year” with realistic programs for its students, parents, instructors, workforce, and partners to participate in. This confirms that VAS will decide to assist with all environmental safety activities.
Nurturing the Green Generation – The lengthy-term academic assignment of VAS
In a letter sent to college students on the occasion of the brand new faculty yr, Mr. Marcel van Miert – VAS’s Executive Chairman, shared: “I understand it is not too overdue to raise the consciousness of environmental safety even though Viet Nam is taking slower steps than evolved countries in the global. But I have recently discovered good-sized efforts and activities via the government, HCM City, news organizations, companies, households, or even younger Vietnamese human beings at your age to lessen waste, guard the environment and hold nature. Those moves are progressively leading to a massive trade! More than ever, VASers now want to enroll in fingers to take the duty of a Vietnamese citizen earlier than turning into international citizens.”
From September, VAS students will proportion this inspirational assignment thru the “VAS Talks 2019” collection and other contests, including “Green Corner,” “VAS Community Programme,” and “VAS Green Day Run” – a fundraising event to plant bushes, to spread the message and produce sensible answers to shield the planet. Sets of waste segregation trash bins were positioned in seven campuses of VAS to help students begin a routine of decreasing and sorting waste at faculty and encouraging them to keep paper, power, and water; minimize meal waste; actively reuse, recycle, and plant more timber.
Mr. Marcel van Miert emphasized: “Through many of these activities, VAS desires students for you to construct wonderful minds, conduct, and movements and create a green lifestyle of civilized citizens – the Green Generation of VAS! Furthermore, I wish every student and every family would be a part of us – the complete VAS network, to mild the heart of wish in restoring the sparkling living surroundings which the entire global is joining hands with.”
Turn the college into a Green Community.
The college is aware that it is hard to unfold the assignment and make it realistic and lengthy-term without the assistance of all of the faculty stakeholders; therefore, VAS is trying to build a Green Community – an area that connects all VAS’ teachers, personnel, dad and mom, students and companions with a high experience of environmental obligation.
“If you are a nanny, preservation body of workers, motive force or protection protect, you may assist students in keeping away from losing meals, saving power, water, and different energy resources by way of frequently monitoring, checking and closing off gadgets when now not in use; as well as propose environmentally-friendly answers inside the reuse, garage, and operation of cars and different equipment. As a teacher or employee, you may start saving paper, reducing waste and disposable plastic merchandise, and intently monitoring environmental safety commitment phrases while working with companions and providers. More importantly, all of us should be the best examples and inspiration for this venture’s students.” Mr. Marcel said.