the DARK-GREEN schools PROGRAM
Out of the mouth of babes, the ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE
The objective of the Dark-Green Schools program: • that students graduating from Philippine schools have the knowledge skills and motivation to work for the integrity of our country’s environment, for the whole of God’s creation, for their own sake and for the sake of generations to come.
What is a Dark-Green School (DGS)? A DGS is a school • that delivers Environmental Education through assimilation of the environmental philosophy by the students day in and day out in formal lessons as well as from activities outside the classroom. • is clean and neat. There is evidence of good management and housekeeping.
Calls for green spaces, appropriate land use planning, conservation, of materials and energy, proper waste management, segregation, use of appropriate materials and avoidance of harmful ones and respect others’ right to smoke-free air. • Calls for management policies and guidelines that would effect a healthful and ecological campus.
Has a well-planned environmental Curriculum for all levels with adequately oriented and trained faculty as well as administrative, library and financial support. • Faculty and students are aware of and appreciate the environmental program of the school.
Reaches out to its outside community to spread concern for the Mother Earth and facilitate projects that improve the environment • Engages in research that add knowledge in the ways of Nature and the impact on her from human activities.
The DGS Program • Seeks to ensure deep commitment to the actualization ofEnvironmental Educationgoalsthrough: • Standardization and Accreditation
School Environmental Assessment Program • It has 2 components – self-assessment and school visitation.
Environmental Educationis INTEGRATED, SYNTHETIC, WHOLISTIC.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONinvolves the entire curriculum: • Natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, professional courses; • Campus practices; • Implemented and supported by entire school community.
TheSCHOOLis the SURROGATE PARENT.
NOTICE ON COMFORT ROOM DOORS To PREVENT POLLUTION & MINIMIZE GLOBAL WARMING PLEASE DO NOT TURN ON THE LIGHTS when there is enoughDAYLIGHT
Let us leave to ourCHILDREN aWORLDasBEAUTIFUL as that the LORDgaveUS and the EDUCATION to keep it so.