Schools can generate enormous amounts of plastic waste, which is toxic to people and the environment, and never goes away. Plastic Free Campus, is a project that aims to measurably reduce plastic waste and pollution in schools and the world around them. To eliminate plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on people and the environment.
why is it important for students to involve?
Students are the future of society and as future leaders, have the responsibility to keep the nature and environment safe and secure for the generations to come. The students are the essence of the institutes and the ratio of students is a lot more than the authorities hence capable of creating a positive impact on society
For a student the plastic free campus will:
Empower students and others to make change
Help to organise teams to create a movement
Will teach students, the negotiation techniques and the power of persuasion
Providing with personal tasks on investigating existing local waste management systems
Opportunity for students to create community awareness of the plastic pollution issue
Inspire behavioural changes at my school, home and community
clean up day
On Sunday, October 16, 2022, 11:00-13:00, Anatolia College students, parents, alums, faculty, and staff will gather to clean up the Pylaia beach behind the Apollonia Politia.
The cleanup is organized within the. framework of the International Coastal Cleanup Campaign with the support of the Municipality of Pylaia-Chortiatis and HELMEPA (Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association). We aim to raise awareness around the protection of the marine environment.
Water eco friendly bottles arriving
In line with our effort to eliminate single-use plastic, water bottles have been banned from the campus and they are no longer being sold at our kiosks. We are excited to soon receive our custom-made Pinewood refillable bottles which will be distributed among students. New fountains will be also installed in both our campuses.
Helexpo Open Stage
The Sustainability Innovation Lab Day is an open call to the innovation ecosystem to inform students and young professionals about digital solutions related to sustainability, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.
The aim of the event is to promote the actions of the presentation of the participating groups, as well as the promotion of digital innovation.
The event is open to students, public and private sector executives, businesses, startups, and anyone interested in learning about the Sustainability Innovation Lab business acceleration program, but also to talk to the teams participating in the innovation lab.
Pinewood participated and applied for future projects. Open competitions and details will be shared soon.
The most effective way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place. Making a new product emits greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change and requires a lot of materials and energy – raw materials must be extracted from the earth, and the product must be fabricated then transported to wherever it will be sold. As a result, reduction and reuse are the most effective ways you can save natural resources, protect the environment and save money.
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
- Prevents pollution caused by reducing the need to harvest new raw materials.
- Saves energy.
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change.
- Helps sustain the environment for future generations.
- Reduces the amount of waste that will need to be recycled or sent to landfills and incinerators.
- Allows products to be used to their fullest extent.
- Saves money.
Pinewood donated all the Early Years’ playground toys from the Thermi campus to the Kindergarten located in the Delta Municipality.
This municipality hosts more than 3.000 refugees in one of the camps. Mr. George Glossis, Vice Mayor of the Delta Municipality, expressed his gratitude for the donation as this will have a positive impact on the everyday life of the children.
Swap Campaign by Pinewood
In line with the UN sustainable Goal number 12 on responsible consumption and in an effort to raise awareness on how importnat is to minimize the waste we send to landfill Pinewood opens up the Swap project originally initiated during our Eco activity club two years ago.
Students are invited to bring unwanted/ damaged clothes and get to choose any other in return. Through the clothes swapping platform, we promote textile sustainability.
Clothes that will remain at the campus for more than 3 months, will be recycled or donated to charitable projects
Pinewood follows climate education practices
In this webinar, you will hear from leading organizations and departments in the field of climate change education, including UN agencies, ministries, and global NGOs. You will learn about the many efforts already being taken to secure universal climate education – and the obstacles we still need to overcome. Class regostration is available
EARTH PRIZE 2022
The Earth Prize, is a global $200,000 environmental sustainability competition for students between the ages of 13 and 19, which rewards the teams whose projects have the most potential to address environmental issues. The winning team receives $100,000 to be split between the team members and their school. Students who want to participate please reach out to [email protected] for guidelines.
BRAVO SCHOOLS 2022 COMPETITION
The “Bravo Schools” competition aims at showcasing the most comprehensive educational approaches on social responsibility issues related to the 17 Global Goals of the United Nations for Sustainable Development. We encourage and support students to discuss their ideas in groups or individuals.