Green School Initiative

Rainwater catchment system and clear panels for better natural light installed at local school.

Rainwater catchment system and clear panels for better natural light installed at local school.

The Green School Initiative for Sustainable Development was about actively educating the Galapagos community in efforts to preserve the natural wonders of the Islands. We started with the schools because the children can take home what they’ve learned to their parents and families.

The goal was to have healthier students learning and living in a healthier environment.

Galapagos ICE helped the school to start the initiative but the school itself must commit to the project, take ownership of it and execute it themselves. Galapagos ICE is proudly working with Tomas de Berlanga School who has already started the Green School Initiative and has created a Green School Committee consisting of teachers, students, and administration. Tomas de Berlanga is a private school located in Bellavista, Santa Cruz Island. The school is supported by student tuition, individual donations and also receives a lot of support from the Scalesia Foundation, the school also offers scholarships for local students. As stated by Sheila Roberts, the Director of the school “Galapagos can and should be an inspiration in sustainability for the rest of the world. At Tomas de Berlanga School we believe we can represent a model of success.”

Galapagos ICE was honored to work with Tomas de Berlanga.

(Galapagos ICE is closed.  The site is to show what was accomplished with little funding but a lot of drive and passion in hopes that it will inspire others to do the same.)

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