Is your school sustainable?
Is the project sustainable for the school and the community?
Think about the following:
- Many of the products can be used by the school or the community until they wear out (e.g. globes, toys, dustbins, the register, musical instruments, decorations).
- The compost collected is used in the school garden or by farmers and householders in the town.
- Traditional handicrafts have been revived and students have learnt valuable small-enterprise skills that they can use when they leave school.
- The children have passed on some of the skills and knowledge they have learnt to their parents.
- Children and adults have become much more aware of the environmental impact of rubbish and its disposal.
- Community spirit has improved as a result of working on the project together.
- Secondary school pupils have produced resources for primary schools to use.
- The environment has improved as a result of the proper disposal of rubbish. Water is cleaner and people are healthier.
- There is less gender inequality because everyone is seen to contribute equally to the project.
- People have become much more aware of the impact that an untidy town can have on income from tourism.