2. ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY
• The standard for environmentally friendly
schools is Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design, a framework for
building schools that meet certain
benchmarks for sustainability, and a
certification that more schools are seeking
to achieve as they upgrade existing
facilities and expand their campuses.
3. What is a Good SCHOOL Environment?
• A positive school environment is defined
as a school having appropriate facilities,
available school-based health supports,
and a clear, fair disciplinary policy. There
are many hallmarks of the academic,
disciplinary, and physical environments of
schools with a positive climate.
4. Environmental Policies of the School
• 1. Every learner should follow the proper waste disposal
• implemented by the school.
• 2. Every learner should observe cleanliness and
• orderliness inside and out of the school
• 3. Every learner should bring personal small trash bag.
• 4. Every student should learn to recycle waste materials
• and make it cushions, pillows, stuff toys, decoration
• and for fuel purposes.
• 5. Every student should practice how to conserve and
contribute to the development and maintenance of safe,
healthy and pleasing environment.
5. To sustain the environmental friendly
school it should have:
• ENVIRONMENTAL CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS
Establishing the Youth for Environment in School
Organizations (YES-0) pursuant to DepEd Order
No. 72, s. 2003 by all public and private
elementary (Grades IV-VI) and secondary
7. ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAM
• Saving energy wherever possible is another
simple step you can utilize in your school to help
combat climate change.
1. Use Eco-Friendly Lights
•Not only should you be turning off lights in rooms
that aren’t being used, but you can also aim to
use eco-friendly lights that use less energy than
standard lights. There are plenty of affordable
varieties available on the market that eco-friendly
schools are already using.
9. Use Recycled Paper
• Every student should learn to recycle waste
materials and make it cushions, pillows,
stuff toys, decoration and for fuel purposes.
• When it comes to being eco-friendly, there is no
one way to go. It’s all about being creative, and
seeing where and how you can make small
changes in your daily life by reducing, reusing,
11. Simple Steps for a Greener School
• 1. ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION
The first step and possibly easiest to start out with is to
turn towards alternative transportation methods.
1. Promote Walking & Public Transit
• Walking (which is also great exercise), or taking
public transportation such as the bus or metro are
great ways to start out. This can reduce the
unnecessary usage of gasoline that harms our
environment. Not only can you start making these
changes yourself, but you can also promote these
means of transportation to those around you.
12. Change Up Cleaning Supplies
•There are no shortage of organic, non-
toxic cleaning products out there that
can easily replace traditional cleaning
supplies that run the risk of polluting
the environment. Ask your school to
consider making this change for a
more eco-friendly school environment.
13. No to Plastic
•Plastic is one of the most highly
wasted products, and in order
to establish an eco-friendly
school, both students and staff
members need to take a stand
15. • To:
• Assistant Secretaries
• Bureau and Service Directors
• Regional Directors
• Schools Division Superintendents
• Public and Private Elementary and Secondary
• All Others Concerned
16. • 1. The Department of Environment and Natural
Resources (DENR), through the Environmental
Management Bureau (EMB), in cooperation with the
Department of Education (DepEd), and the Commission
on Higher Education (CHED), will conduct the 2019
National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly
Schools. This is pursuant to Republic Act No.
9512 entitled National Environmental Awareness and
Education Act of 2008, and the ASEAN Environmental
Education Action Plan for Sustainable Development for
17. • The search aims to encourage schools/academic
institutions to become more actively involved in
environmental issues at a practical and local
level; and develop skills and understanding
among students, faculty, and school
administrators in initiating active responses and
increasing community awareness and
participation on environmental concerns.
to encourage schools and other academic institutions to become more actively involved in environmental issues at a practical and local level,
With the harsh environmental problems the world is experiencing today, it is high time to enhance environmental education offered by schools.
Important environmental concepts like climate change, waste management, biodiversity, and disaster risk reduction are integrated in the Science curriculum.
Many schools are taking the pledge of the Green Schools Alliance to make their campuses more sustainable and to reduce their carbon footprints
1. Walking (which is also great exercise), or taking public transportation such as the bus or metro are great ways to start out. This can reduce the unnecessary usage of gasoline that harms our environment. Not only can you start making these changes yourself, but you can also promote these means of transportation to those around you.
That why to sustain that program our Education Secretary Leonor Briones, in a DepEd memo no. 24 series of 2019, announced that the search will be a partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).