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CSE felicitates 36 schools for energy conservation

  The Statesman, New Delhi, 13th April, 2013

NEW DELHI, 12 APRIL: The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) today felicitated 36 schools from across the country for their contribution to energy conservation by minimising water consumption and harvesting water in their school compounds and outside.
  The Annual Green Schools Programme (GSP) awards, instituted by the CSE, were presented for various green practices initiated in different schools.

 “The students are doing exemplary work in environmental conservation by minimising water consumption and harvesting water, optimising their energy use, shifting to mass transport modes, and catering to bio-diversity conservation in their school compounds. Their efforts are laudable and we have some very motivated green soldiers present here today,” said Ms Sunita Narain, director general, CSE.  Some of this year's winners include Father Agnel School (New Delhi); DAV Public School (Gurgaon) and Motilal Nehru School of Sports (Sonipat).
Schools competing for the first time for the awards were also praised for their work.

A study conducted by CSE shows water management has been the top priority for most of the schools, followed closely by waste management. Most of these schools have been using public transport or eco-friendly school buses.
Energy conservation has also been high on their agenda, with schools taking care to consume less and use energy-efficient equipment along with installing renewable sources of energy such as solar.

The (GSP) has been extended to Sri Lanka. Two Sri Lankan schools have been awarded for their work in waste management.  The awards were presented by the Delhi transport minister,  Mr Ramakant Goswami, and members of the popular rock band, Indian Ocean.