WWF is one of the world’s largest conservation organizations. WWF-Pakistan has been working in Pakistan for over 40 years to conserve nature and ecological processes by conserving world’s biological diversity; ensuring the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable; and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. Essentially, to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. On 28th January, 2013 Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq TI, Founder & CEO Roots Millennium Schools and Mr. Ali Hassan Habib, DG WWF Pakistan signed the partnership of the Green School Programme. This is a historic milestone towards transforming RMS and classrooms to a more responsible school system supporting ecosystem and conservation of environment.This partnership gives leverage the Roots Millennium Schools to be the first registered Green School in Pakistan and thus enables the RMS schools to run a variety of environmental activities throughout the academic year by bringing a positive change in the attitude of Pakistan’s young people and help to promote a more mature environmentally conscious generation.
The RMS WWF Green School & Curriculum Programme is designed for the entire year to give students regular insight into the eco dynamics and the overall environmental challenges faced at global and regional level, to broaden students’ scope as a responsible custodian of valuable natural resources and to consequently inculcate civic responsibility in them. WWF Pakistan is running the exclusive Green School Certification model with the objective to engage the students, teachers and learning community of RMS Education system in a structured Annual Awareness Programme to foster a sense of individual responsibility and accountability amongst the future generation of Pakistan towards nature conservation.
Millennium Green School Students experience all different kinds of green school activities throughout the year including; Alternate Energy, Natural Disaster Reduction Day, Exploitation of Environment in War & Armed Conflict, World Water Day,Earth Day , Brown Bag Lunch Day, Green Consumer Day, Save the Earth, World Wetlands Day 2012, Nature Carnival 2012, Say No to Plastic, Earth Hour 2012, Earth Day 2012, Nature Photography Workshop, Spellathon, Waste Free Lunch, Eco Adventure Activity, Nature Carnival &Green Corner in order to gain insight of the environment and its issues.
This initiative of Millennium Green School Programme offers; An opportunity to help develop students’ decision-making skills; An opportunity to build students’ confidence and sense of citizenship through participation; Curriculum materials and ideas for projects and events; Reduction of waste and litter, reduced energy and water consumption levels; Improved school environment and Opportunity to involve the local community. Millennium School’s environment-based approach to education lays the foundation for building students’ problem-solving skills. Environment-based education employs these key strategies for teaching creative and successful problem solving: introducing inquiry-based instructional activities with real-world applications, encouraging critical thinking about these activities, allowing individual choice about and engagement in the particular problem to be solved, helping students make connections between disciplines, and fostering independent and cooperative group learning.
We believe when students learn through a problem or project-based approach, a key strategy in environment-based education, they gain a better understanding of what they learn, they retain it longer, and they take charge of their own learning key skills for success in our data-driven, rapidly changing world.