Posted on October 16, 2019

Qatar Green Building Council, the national operator of the Eco-Schools program in the country,  recenty organised the first ever edition of what will be an annual event “Qatar Eco-Schools Congress 2019”.

The event was attended by no fewer than 27 schools, 171 students, 40 teachers and 13 exhibitors. It aimed to create a networking gathering between schools and the community, to offer a platform where they could share experiences and best practice, as well as their challenges and solutions with their journey to become a Green Flag awarded school. Doha College, the first in Qatar to have received the Green Flag from the Foundation for Environmental Education (the Secondary school in 2016, and the Primary school in 2018) brought valuable input to the congress, sharing their experiences and what they have learnt so far as first Green Flag bearers.

DC primary students created a video called “I’ve Got the Power”, which showed the changes the students hoped to see in the way we treat our environment. Their video went on to win the trophy of the catergory and brought back to school the “Maker Majlis SDGs Award.” SDG stands for sustainable development goals, and the award recognises civil society organisations, private sector leaders and individuals who have advanced SDGs on the global stage. The Congress, which focused this year on energy, water, food and biodiversity, offered a live application activity to healthy food choices and food waste.

To learn more about the environmental education at Doha College, visit www.dohacollege.com.

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