Green Schools Certification Program

Thematic objective: B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
Priority: Priority B.4.3 Support cost-effective and innovative energy rehabilitations relevant to building types and climatic zones, with a focus on public buildings
Brief description of the project: The Green Schools Certification Program is a non-profit program launched by e-EcoSolutions with a mission to “Put every student in Lebanon in a Green School within this generation”. The program’s objective is to transform the schools in Lebanon to Green Schools, and to empower the future generations to become environmentally responsible citizens through addressing the key sustainability categories: Recycling & Waste Minimization, Green Spaces, Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Health & Safety and Sustainability Education & Innovation. The program provides assessments, guidance, technical audit, reporting, connection with environmental organizations, follow up and Green certification. During the first phase of the project, more than 100 public and private schools participated from all over Lebanon, of which 38 achieved the Green Schools Certification. To proceed with the next phase targeting a higher number of schools, we need to broaden our partnerships & seek higher fundings
Main objectives – issues to be addressed: Schools Buildings Level: Transforming schools into Green Schools and creating the first Green community in Lebanon. Education Level: Integrating sustainability education within the schools’ curricula, training teachers, engaging students with their surrounding communities. Students Level: empowering students to become environmentally responsible citizens, our future Green leaders. Community Level: the eco-attitudes of the students are being transmitted to their homes and communities.
Expected results: The incorporation of at least 50% of the public and private school in Lebanon in the program, and transforming them into Green Schools.
Partners already involved: Patronage: Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Lebanon Support: Ministry of Environment in Lebanon, the US Center for Green Schools Partnership: Nestlé Waters, Fransabank, Tinol Paints, Bank Audi, Earth Technologies NGOs Support: Different organizations are supporting the program through supporting the implementation of sustainability solutions at the schools.
Partners searched: Partners in the fields of: Water Conservation, Efficiency &Sanitation, Energy Conservation, Efficiency &Renewable,Recycling,E-communication,Health & Safety,Green Spaces,Waste management,Fire Control,Eco-friendly pest management,Eco-friendly cleaning,Sustainability training of teachers / students Eco-friendly building materials,Eco-friendly transportation Sustainability Awareness Raising
Total estimated budget: 500,000 €
First name: Rybale
Last name: Al Hage
Name of the organisation: e-EcoSolutions
Type of organisation: Company or other economic operator
City: Beirut
Country: Lebanon
Email: rybale@eecosolutions.com
Phone number: 961 9 856565
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Website: http://www.eecosolutions.com