Schools, colleges and academic institutions can do a great deal to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and indeed, many of them around the world are starting to do so. Some of them are taking actions and aiming to go carbon neutral, creating working groups, getting energy audits of their campuses and then implementing suggestions. The main strength of academic institutions is the positive spins offs of working together for a common goal while doing lots of different things at individual school levels and sharing the rich experience for wider acceptance of initiatives by each academic institute.
With this background, Cities Network Campaign, in association with Department of Environment – Government of NCT of Delhi, Ahlcon International School and UN-HABITAT, is organising an International Conference on “Green & Sustainable Schools and Academic Institutions – A Solution to Climate Change” on 22nd – 23rd November 2013 at Ahlcon International School in New Delhi, India.
The objective of the conference is to create a platform that would bring together principals and senior authorities from various renowned schools, colleges and academic institutions across the globe, climate change subject experts, policy makers, national/ international organizations, technology providers, funding organisations working in the area of climate change to discuss and understand the very need of making schools sustainable and also to suggest model solutions for academic institutions in India.
During the conference, Cities Network Campaign would launch the “Sustainable Schools Network”. This network, first of its kind in India, would be a membership based network and would provide its member institutions with various facilities and advantages such as implementation of various projects and training programmes for teachers and children, share new and innovative ideas for implementing sustainability initiatives, articles/features in the newsletters, branding through websites etc.
- The Conference is expected to witness a participation of 200+ delegates.
- Sponsorship/ Partnership options available.
- Registration open.
Ravi Ranjan Guru
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