Connect with us

Phuket

School Gears Up For Green Certificate

Published

 on 

School Gears Up For Green Certificate | Thaiger

PHUKET TOWN: Stree Phuket School is one of 13 schools in Thailand selected by the Department of Education to apply for international certification that they meet ‘best practices’ for environmental management. To get ISO 14001 certification from the International Standards Organization, the school will have to show that it has an efficient system for managing everything from separation of waste, to handling waste water from science laboratories, kitchen and bathrooms, to dealing with chalk dust from blackboard dusters. School vehicles, fridges, airconditioners and other machinery will also have to be monitored to ensure they are not wasting resources or polluting. Paper must be used on both sides before being put into a bin for recycling. Students and staff will have to ensure that all electrical equipment is turned off when not in use, and that when it is in use that the minimum possible power is used. The school will be visited by inspectors from the Geneva-based ISO on August 5 to see whether it complies with ISO requirements. The aim of the project is to raise environmental awareness among the school’s 3,200 students. Eventually, the Department of Education plans to extend ISO certification throughout Thailand’s 2,000 state schools, creating generations of students who will carry their environmental knowledge into society as a whole.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Protests35 mins ago

Amnesty International urges Thailand to free activists and return bail rights

Drugs42 mins ago

Truck leads police on 100 km chase over shockingly small drug stash

Chon Buri44 mins ago

Chon Buri police couldn’t find victim of car crash on back seat

Sponsored7 hours ago

LASIK eye surgery with state-of-the-art procedures in Thailand

Phuket1 hour ago

Phuket expects recent India road show to bring in even more tourists, and revenue

Press Room1 hour ago

Jungceylon undergoes renovation to become a one-stop shopping paradise

World2 hours ago

Pakistani Taliban commander reportedly killed in Afghanistan

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Tourism2 hours ago

Europeans lost in Koh Pha Ngan forest found by tourist police

Chon Buri2 hours ago

Mountain B fire death toll rises to 16

Bangkok3 hours ago

MRT says Bangkok won’t suffer any Seoul-type metro flooding

Politics3 hours ago

Exiled Sri Lanka president expected to arrive in Thailand tomorrow

Northern Thailand3 hours ago

Tourists can see rare orchids in bloom at northern Thailand waterfall this month

Tourism4 hours ago

StyleCation: latest TAT campaign aims at young domestic tourists

Thailand5 hours ago

Thailand to consider Chinese engines for S26T Yuan submarine

Weather5 hours ago

Tropical storm ‘Mulan’ to hit several provinces of Thailand between August 11-13

Pattaya5 hours ago

Pattaya’s tourist busses are back at the floating market, but missing Chinese

Thailand11 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism1 year ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending