Sustainability Training for Green Delegates
We were happy to welcome Danny Harrington, Founder and Director of the ITS Foundation to the FIS campuses last week to lead a sustainability training for our Green Delegates (students across years 2 to 13) and some parents.
Danny founded the ITS Foundation in 2020 to fill a need in Hong Kong for sustainability education in schools. He is trained by both the United Nations Institute for Training and Research and United Nations System Staff College. This year he was joined by Valerie Moore and Sean Lai from ITS Education Asia and David Simpson from Team Building Asia.
The training took place over four days and included a range of hands-on experiences and activities that not only raised awareness about sustainability but demonstrated the impact people from all walks of life can have on improving the world around us.
Day 1 engaged years 2 to 4 in an interactive introduction to sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The students then applied what they had learned to a sustainability problem in Hong Kong and decided how they might fix it. On Days 2 and 3, years 5 to 10 took part in the IMPACT SDG game and then participated in an exercise to identify environmental issues they have encountered and discuss how they could be addressed as individuals, as a class, and as a school. Day 4 engaged students in years 11 to 13 and parents in a deep dive on the United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development. They looked at circularity and went through an exercise in framing problems and ideating solutions as per the Social Enterprise Framework.
Thank you to all of the presenters for leading our young people and parents through this important training as all of us at FIS work toward a more sustainable campus and a more sustainable Hong Kong.
This is just the beginning! Watch this space for updates on how we implement SDGs at FIS and more ways for you to get involved. Don’t forget about the Climate Action Day on December 3rd at TKO. Hope to see you there!
Dr. Martial Jaume
Sustainable Development Coordinator