GUWAHATI, Aug 1 - Maria�s Public School (MPS), Guwahati, has been chosen to be the National Coordinator School by the Green Schools Alliance (GSA), an international organisation of sustainable schools that fosters collaboration among its members to help them set and meet individual and collective sustainability goals.
Uniquely created by schools for schools, the GSA is a global peer-to-peer network of pre-K-12 schools represented by school decision makers (including sustainability coordinators, students, principals and heads, faculty, facility managers, business officers and other administrators and staff) who work together to solve climate and conservation challenges.
The declaration was made at the Student Climate Change and Conservation Congress (SC3) held recently at the National Conservation Center of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA, said a press release issued here.
The official plaque was handed over to Nellie Ahmed Tanweer, founder and managing trustee, MPS, by Margaret H Watson, founder president of GSA. Headed by Tanweer, designated as the National Coordinator � GSA, India, this year�s delegation to the congress comprised Sayantan Chaudhuri and Upasana Patgiri, students of Class X, MPS, as student fellows and Biswajit De, creative director, MPS, as faculty coordinator and mentor.
At the congress, the MPS team put up a collective presentation on �Conservation Education � the North-East Perspective� to stalwarts from Global Conservation and student and faculty delegates from 250 states and seven countries.
As the National Coordinator School, MPS has already introduced Pathways World School (PWS), Aravali, as the first Indian school to be the member of GSA. At the congress, PWS was represented by student fellow Raina Ahmed, the release added.