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Green Committee

What is the Green Committee?

A space for discussion and action between students and the whole HB community in general where we seek to reflect on the problems related to sustainable development which have been proposed by the United Nations.

What is our goal?

Our main goal is that students are able to propose ideas that provide solutions to the problems of our immediate reality and create changes in people’s mindset towards sustainability.

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Being an Education for Sustainable Development (ESD school) means we must focus on 3 important pillars to improve the education we offer: social, ecological and economic. As an ESD school, Hiram Bingham looks after the wellbeing of the ecosystems. It means that we teach our students to be responsible with their relationships and with the environment, since everything they do has an impact on others and on our planet.

There are 7 ESD pledges which all the schools within the LAHC (Latin American Heads Conference) association in Peru have agreed to accomplish as their minimum objectives. These are the following:

The school will not provide plastic bottles or styrofoam at school and school events to students or staff.
The school will have a compost station to reduce food waste for cafeteria residue.
The school will place a poster of all SDG’s (the 17 United Nations pledges) in every classroom.
The school will implement sustainability, environment, and the SDGs into their curriculum.
The school will provide professional development on sustainability.
The school will be involved in a recycling project/campaign.
The school will provide facilities for eco bricks for single use wrapper and plastics.

If you would like more information about our activities, please see https://sites.google.com/hirambingham.pe/green-committee/inicio