City Montessori School reached another milestone in its commitment towards Sustainable Development in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission and the UN call for Sustainable Development Goals with the launch of the Waste Management initiative ‘Blue Nudge- Pathshala’ at CMS, Chowk Campus today. This is done in collaboration with Singapore’s third-largest integrated waste management company, Blue Planet Environment Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
High Commissioner of the Republic of Singapore, H.E. Mr. Simon Wong launched this program at CMS Chowk Campus. Ms. Alice Cheng, Deputy High Commissioner of Singapore in New Delhi; Ms. Sabrina Ho, Regional Group Director (South Asia), Enterprise Singapore; Ms. Denise Tan, Regional Director (Delhi), Enterprise Singapore; Mr. Wu Po Cheng, First Secretary, High Commission of Singapore in New Delhi; Mr. Deepanshu Sharma, Assistant Information Officer, High Commission of Singapore in New Delhi, Prashant Singh, Co-Founder, and Group CEO, Blue Planet Environmental Solutions, Harsh Mehrotra Co-Founder and CEO, Blue Planet Skillsalong with CMS FounderManager, Dr. Jagdish Gandhi and CMS President, Prof. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon were present on the occasion.
‘Blue Nudge’ is a unique platform that motivates students to become more responsible towards the earth. Under this Collective Responsibility Recycling Drive, students will collect thousands of single-layer and multi-layer plastic bags and tetra pouches and give them to the Blue Nudge company, a subsidiary of Blue Planet for recycling, thus preventing them from going to landfills and contributing towards the negative environment and climate change.
In his address delivered on the occasion, H.E. Mr. Simon Wong commended CMS for helping its students in becoming ‘Good and Smart’. He further added, the Singapore model of teaching about sustainable development to students works on the same concept as it encourages children to do their part first, rather than depending on anybody else for protecting the earth and its environment.
On the launch, Prof. Geeta Kingdon, President, and MD, CMS, said, Environmental education is an important part of the CMS curriculum which aims at making its students world citizens, conscious and aware of the affairs of the world, and capable of finding solutions to various global problems. We have solar panels installed at many CMS campuses to save electricity and rainwater harvesting systems have also been put up wherever possible. Every year, CMS students carry out marches to motivate the masses to celebrate cracker-free Diwali to lessen the air and noise pollution. The association with Blue Planet is another opportunity for CMS to make its students agents of profound social change.”
CMS Founder-Manager, Dr. Jagdish Gandhi said that CMS students’ involvement in this programme will help them understand the importance of their efforts in saving the environment and reaffirm their commitment to work for the betterment of humanity.
Under this initiative, Blue Planet is launching its pilot project from five districts of Uttar Pradesh where it intends to nudge one lakh families and collect two crore empty milk pouches and prevent them from going to landfills. Blue Planet’s mission is to incorporate sustainability learning opportunities in students’ daily life and make them active participants in environmental protection.
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