Bhubaneswar: Tata Steel in association with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), on Friday launched a Green School Project to create awareness about environment issues on school campuses in the operational areas of the company.
In the first phase, the project will be taken up in 10 schools identified in Jharkhand and Odisha.
The project will run for 15 months in these schools with round the year activities related to environment.
The schools are Model School Jamposi, Jajpur, Stewart School,Sukinda St Mary’s High School, Noamundi, DAV Public School, Noamundi, St Teresa School, Joda, DAV Public School, Joda, Residential Bridge School, Joda, Holy Cross School, West Bokaro, DAV School Jamadoba and Government High School Tomka, Bamnipal.
TERI, a leading New Delhi-based research institute in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development, will be actively involved in promoting environment messaging through classrooms and outdoor activities.
“Promoting sustainable environmental practices through education and working with schools is an effort to create an awareness and sensitivity amongst students about their responsibility towards environment,” said Chanakya Chaudhary, Group Director (Corporate Communication and Regulatory Affairs), Tata Steel.
Mr Rajeev Singhal, Vice President (Raw Materials), Tata Steel said, “In line with our approach towards creating a sustainable future for all stakeholders, we work continuously with the communities in and around our areas of operation to ensure economic, environmental and social sustainability. This initiative will enable students to act as a catalyst for future environment challenges.”
“The project will promote a proactive engagement with schools through enhancement in understanding about local environment issues. We hope to touch the lives of students and teachers through the capacity building initiatives designed under the project and improve critical, inter-disciplinary and holistic problem-solving skills amongst them,” said Livleen Kahlon, Associate Director (Environment Education and Awareness Area), TERI.