The group of students in green team CAS are investigating an issue that hasn’t been discussed or mentioned since EMIS was born, the eyes of these students started to look around and they saw an awful fact that sometimes humans don’t recognize the existence of it. Therefore, they are now investigating this issue.
Human’s impact on the environment is visible in all aspects of our activity: energy production, transportation, development of cities. On the top of that, we produce overwhelming amount of waste. In particular, each of us throws away everyday used papers, food leftovers or unnecessary plastic packages. We wanted to make sure that they will not end up in the landfill.
Building up on what we learnt about food crisis and need to grow food locally, we decided to build a community garden at EMIS. But it is much more than only this. The community garden is also about having a sense of shared responsibility and maybe most importantly, a lot of joy from taking care of your plants to eat delicious fruit and vegetables from them after a few weeks.
On April 22, the whole world celebrates Earth Day. We decided to take it one step further and on April 20-22, EMIS Earth Weekend took place. As the main theme of the event, we chose climate change. These three days were full of learning, discussing and taking actions, through which we could reduce our environmental footprint.