Dec 7, 2017: Schneider Electric India Foundation (SEIF) – the social commitment of Schneider Electric India, organised the grand finale of ‘Green Championship 2017‘ under its ‘Conserve My Planet‘ program at Venkateshwar International School, in Dwarka . More than 200 Green Ambassadors between 10 and 13 years of age (along with 20 teachers) from 10 reputed Delhi and NCR schools participated in the Green Championship event. DLF Public School emerged as ‘Best School 2017‘ for joining hands as Green Republic with Conserve My Planet to build responsible communities that recognize the importance of conserving energy and the environment. Delfite Rudraksh Chaudhary, Grade VII of DLF Public School was awarded as the ‘Green Champion 2017‘ of the school.
‘Conserve My Planet’ is an educational program by Schneider Electric India Foundation conceptualized to address the crucial energy crisis and to educate young minds about the importance of conserving energy and protecting the environment. The program covers 6 cities of India (Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai) and is aimed at students of age group 10 to 13 years. All participating schools are diligently selected for the program and stand together as a proud community called the Green Republic. All selected students of the Green Republic are termed Green Ambassadors. The ‘Green Championship‘ is the concluding event of the ‘Conserve My Planet‘ program.
For ‘Green Championship 2017‘, ‘Conserve My Planet‘ held a school-level contest to choose the school champions. All 1000 registered Green Ambassadors from 10 reputed school campuses of Delhi answered a general quiz, and participated in a debate. Thereafter, 10 chosen school champions locked horns during finals at Venkateshwar International School , displaying their working model on the given concept. The top six were then shortlisted for the finals where they displayed a PPT presentation of their working models. Our model ‘Smart Village‘ bagged the third prize in the category.
Mr Anurag Kapoor GM-CSIR, Mr. Rajneesh, GM-Sales, Mr. Vikas Ganodia, GM- Sales and Mr. Mayank Rajvanshi, DM-CSIR, Schneider Electric India were the Chief Guests at the event. Mr. Mayank Rajvanshi presided over the Power Pledge.Mr Anurag Kapoor GM-CSIR , Schneider Electric spoke about the impact of this program in Delhi, followed by awarding the winners.
Elaborating on the event, Ms. Steffi James, Project Coordinator, Sharp NGO, said: ‘Conserve My Planet initiative by Schneider Electric is a novel educational program conceptualized to address the critical energy crisis. It seeks to spread awareness among young minds about the importance of conserving energy and protecting the environment.’
Green Ambassadors are trained to undertake energy audits, evaluate energy consumption at homes, and conduct green certification of schools while building energy-conscious communities around them. They receive industry exposure and contribute to hands-on projects, while participating in numerous contests and team activities such as presentations, group discussions and preparation of energy audit reports of their campuses via interactive classroom sessions and unique outdoor activities.