‘Go Green’ Project at St Aloysius Gonzaga School, Mangaluru, India

St Aloysius Gonzaga CBSE school was incepted in 2012 to the family of St Aloysius Institutions which has a legacy of 143 glorious years in the field of education. Located in the heart of Mangaluru city, the school takes pride in establishing itself as one of the much sought-after CBSE schools of Mangaluru city. The school is committed to educating young minds and fostering in them social, ethical and holistic learning, and molding them into responsible global citizens. The ultimate goal is to help shape students’ minds and hearts into a habit of reaching out to the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s global society and in the process, reaching out to God.

Every year, July month is dedicated to the “Go Green” project with an array of activities to sensitize our young learners to nurture, protect, and save nature which is the lifeline of mankind. This year too, the school initiated the ‘Go Green’ Project in July 2023 with two campaigns on its premises; the collection of E-Waste and the Plant a Sapling campaign.

E-Waste disposal week was observed from 17th July to 21st July 2023 and was initiated in the morning assembly by Principal Fr Melwyn Anil Lobo SJ. Students were encouraged to dispose of electronic waste found in their house, safely at school. Collected E-Waste was handed over to representatives of Mangala Resource Management Pvt. Ltd, who deal with E-Waste management.

As a part of the ‘Plant a Sapling’ campaign Fruit-bearing saplings were distributed to parents during the Annual General Body Meeting of the Parent-Teacher Association, on 22nd July 2023. The campaign came to an end with everyone pledging to take the initiative of saving the environment and contributing their part for a cleaner and greener Mother Earth. Competitions were organized for students such as elocution, quiz, poster making and collage making for students of Class III to XII. The winners of these competitions were awarded with a certificate and trophy. The glimpses of all the activities and competitions were displayed through a video presentation during the Independence Day celebration.

Principal Fr Melwyn Anil Lobo SJ appreciated all the students for their active participation in the campaigns as well as competitions and encouraged the students to develop care and concern for nature. The Go Green Project was coordinated by the Eco club teachers along with the assistance of science teachers.

Distribution of saplings to parents

E-waste collection campaign

E-waste collection by students and staff

Poster Making competition

Class Bulletin Boards