TAIWAN: Students work to create green campus
Salesian Technical School in Tainan held events and programming to engage students
(MissionNewswire) Throughout the school year, Salesian Technical School in Tainan, Taiwan, focused on developing a green campus. To do this, it held events and educational programming to engage students in meaningful activities.
Students recycled garbage on campus, abiding by environmental policies enacted by the government. Students in the Aesthetics Club integrated creativity in their environmental initiatives by making unique use of recycled materials. The Interact Club, a service club, cleaned the streets in the neighborhood and recycled.
In addition to these activities, the school principal, teachers, and students from the Information and Engineering Department assisted in repairing old appliances for neighbors. A contest was held where students decorated classrooms and Christmas trees by using recycled materials obtained during their collection activity. According to the contest rules, environmental slogans were included and artificial decorations were not allowed.
Finally, students went to Yuguang Island in the Anping District and educational parks in Tainan City to pick up trash and learn how to reduce the amount of trash, recycle, and reuse the materials.
“Salesian missionaries have an ongoing focus on the environment in their organizations around the globe,” said Father Gus Baek, director of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. “This has been driven by Pope Francis’ 2020 Laudato Si’, which underlined the importance of education and training that will help youth foster environmental responsibility. As a result, youth have launched important projects to help their communities and beyond.”
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