Tata DAV Public School, Joda gets Green Trophy for environmental stewardship

JODA: Tata DAV Public School at Joda was awarded for environmental stewardship today at Jamshedpur as part of World Environment Day celebration and kick start of Sustainability Month by Tata Steel.

The “Green Trophy” was given to the school as part of the first phase of “The Green School Project”, which was launched last year by Tata Steel in its operational areas in association with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). The Green Trophy was received by Tata DAV Public School from Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI in the presence of Sanjiv Paul, Vice President (Safety, Health & Sustainability), Tata Steel.

Aimed at creating awareness and understanding about environment issues in school campuses in the operational areas of Tata Steel, TERI has been actively promoting environment awareness through classroom teaching and outdoor activities.

The project encompassed year-round activities related to environment in schools for 15 months where Whole school approach was adopted with emphasis on students of Class 6 to 8 in the formal schools for capacity building initiatives.

The year-long curriculum for the schools was divided into four themes, namely, energy, water, biodiversity and waste. The project reached out directly to 66 teachers and 2379 students and indirectly to 4758 parents and about 12000 community members across ten schools in the operational areas of Tata Steel across the state of Jharkhand and Odisha.

The other awards received by schools include “Honorable Mention Award” by Residential Bridge Course, Joda, “Community Intervention Award” by Stewart School, Sukinda and Feeder Model School, Nadiabhanga and “Appreciation for Participation Award” by Tata DAV Public School at Noamundi and Jamadoba.

With the completion of the first phase of The Green School Project, Tata Steel recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TERI for the second phase of Green School project in Jharkhand and Odisha.