"We are using resources as if we had two planets, not one. There can be no 'plan B' because there is no 'planet B.'" ~Ban Ki-moon
Sustainability at DIPS
Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In addition to natural resources, we also need social and economic resources. Sustainability is not just environmentalism. Embedded in most definitions of sustainability we also find concerns for social equity and economic development.
Our Sustainability Committee values our indispensable position as educators in motivating our students to connect with the natural world around them. Connections promote a sense of care and responsibility and ultimately a drive to protect.
At DIPS we understand that Educating for Sustainability (EfS) involves a deep understanding and awareness of the interconnectedness and dependency of our social, economic and environmental systems. DIPS, therefore, is adopting a whole school approach to Educating for Sustainability.
DIPS aims to obtain the International Green Flag award in 2024 through working on the eco-schools program.
Eco Initiatives at DIPS
Eco-students at DIPS carried out an environmental review to assess the school's sustainability status.
DIPS Eco-students continuously raise awareness about the significance of sustainability, resource conservation, and engaged in planting activities.
Eco-students from DIPS planted various seed varieties within the school grounds to establish an organic garden.
Eco-students orchestrate competitions within the school, focusing on sustainability, to promote eco-friendly practices and integrate them into daily routines.
External events and competitions
Students from grade 9 registered in the ADNOC STEM for Life Net Zero Schools Challenge, which is a unique STEM program aligned with sustainability and COP28. This Challenge happens from November 2023 to March 2024.
Students from grade 12 will participate in the competition titled as: The future is green: Building Sustainable Cities that will take place on Wednesday, 15th November 2023 in Global Business Studies Dubai Campus.
Students from grade 9 will participate in the Clean Energy Transition Ideathon hosted by the AUS Student Energy Summit Ambassadors with the support of AUS Sustainability on the 22nd of November 2023. The competition seeks to generate creative and practical ideas on the transition to clean energy.