Environmental Sustainability

Our School Environment

Leading by example

SOLAR ENERGY
to light up our School!!

Solar energy is a clean, renewable source of energy, that can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and lower our impact on the natural environment. 

Since 2018, SMS transitioned to solar energy, producing close to half of the electricity consumed on a daily basis. Our solar panel system, generates over 179,592 kWh a year.

At SMS we Reuse, Reduce, & Recycle!!!

Waste management is one of the biggest problems in society today. 

SMS encourages students to be conscientious and concerned human beings, regarding the use of resources that generate pollution and waste.  

Our desire is to help shape the habits that are continued as adults.

Benefits & Beauty of Recycling

The environmental benefits of recycled art include, for example, its contribution to the use and extending the useful life of materials and, as a consequence, by reducing the amount of waste generated. It takes a great deal of creativity and a degree of technique to work with these materials.

Our Environmental Code of Conduct

Think Globally, Act Locally

Eco-Schools

WE ARE ECO-SCHOOL CERTIFIED

The school is part of the Eco School program. Eco-Schools is a growing phenomenon, which encourages young people to engage in their environment by allowing them the opportunity to actively protect it. It starts in the classroom; it expands to the school and eventually fosters change in the community at large. 

Taking a stand for a cause

Student Activism

Student activism is work carried out  by students to cause political, environmental, economic, or social change. 

SMS students were inspired by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg to take a stand against climate change, in pursue of a better future for the planet. 

Our students take stands on several other issues of their interest, for example, to request the cafeteria menu to include special items, and give suggestions of elective courses or extracurricular activities they would like to see implemented, just to name a few. 

To see life in green

Gardening & Reforestation

Gardening can provide students with hands-on learning opportunities while increasing environmental awareness and vital experience in problem-solving. School gardens are also a great way to get children to learn about nutrition by helping them make the connection between growing food and proper diets. 

Students engage in multiple gardening activities and bring skills to social service projects. 

Reforestation is the natural or intentional restocking of existing forests and woodlands that have been depleted, usually through deforestation, but also after clearcutting.

Our students take part in several organized outings to plant trees. This activity, besides reinforcing their knowledge of the perils of deforestation, also gives them a sense of purpose and ownership, a feeling that they are doing something positive for themselves, their school, and their country.