The search for the greenest school in the Philippines has been extended!

The National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools was launched earlier this year, with the competition open to all school levels, and has been extended up to May 15.

The criteria for this year’s competition include environment-related aspects of school’s policy, environment-friendly school operations and presence of environmental programs, environment-related features of the school curriculum, presence of vibrant eco-organizations in campus, and presence of partners and linkages in their environment to promote their ecological programs/projects.

That sounds interesting, and I’ll definitely keep an ear out for the schools that win this competition. The only trouble is…wouldn’t it have been better if they held this competition during the school year rather than during the summer months? That would certainly help the students learn more about eco-friendly practices in their school.

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