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ZBO and the Search for Green Schools

This one’s for schools and universities!

The Search is now up for academic institutions with exemplary ecological solid waste management programs in place.

The Earth Day Network Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources through the National Solid Waste Management Commission, Department of Education, and Commission on Higher Education launched yesterday the Zero Basura Olympics for Academic Institutions. This is actually the third of the Zero Basura Olympics series, the first one being for local government units (awarding was held in Malacanang) and the second, for businesses (awarding was held in SM Mall of Asia last Earth Day 2010).

There are three categories — elementary, high school, and tertiary (and that there will three winners per category), winners of which will be awarded next year. I’ll post the mechanics as soon as I get a copy.

Also, just wanna remind everyone that there’s also another green competition for schools — that’s the Search for Sustainable and Ecofriendly Schools 2011, sponsored by SMART. But this one’s more than just about solid waste, but the whole environment initiative of schools (air pollution – if they don’t do open burning or have carless days; water conservation – if they use glasses when they brush their teeth instead of just letting their Kohler faucets run, you get the drift…). Mechanics and other info are up at the official website at http://sustainableschools.ph.