Sustainability at Bangkok Prep is categorised in to 3 pillars – Education, Future Technology and Community.
We are authentically invested in sustainability and empowering our future leaders. As well as having the UN Global Goals embedded throughout our curriculum – we are also showing the way with sustainable practices through future technology, innovations and extending wider community engagement; among many other initiatives – underlying our commitment to environmental education and sustainability.
Bangkok Prep is fully committed to environmental education and sustainability! We have fully and authentically embedded the UN Global Goals in to our curriculum, which we use as ‘guiding lights’ to shine a path towards a sustainable future.
Bangkok Prep is the second school in the world to be accredited with the highest Eco Schools Award – the Green Flag! We are very proud of this achievement but we are realistic in the challenge ahead. In March 2019 our school hosted the first FOBISIA Environmental Conference in Thailand. This conference focused on reconnecting with nature in our cities. Children explored ways in which we can live more sustainably. Bangkok Prep is also extremely proud to be a fully affiliated member of the WWF (World Wildlife Fund).
Our school is also working very closely with The Foundation for Environmental Education to provide training, resources and information for schools, teachers, students and parents. This will help to improve community engagement and meet the shared goals of higher levels of Global Citizenship.
ECO HQ will house a pavilion for indoor teaching and learning activities, an outdoor learning area and a nature trail amidst a lush and green preserved jungle oasis in Bangkrajao, otherwise known as the Bangkok Green lung area. We are very excited to raise our Eco School Green Flag at the ECO HQ – it will be our school’s pride and joy and will facilitate many school activities, trips, and much more. Related article: Bangkok Prep is the First International School in Thailand to Host a Forest Schools Level 3 Training Programme
At Bangkok Prep, we believe that sustainability is an important driving force that shapes our lives and technology and plays a pivotal role in the future. Future Technology has the power to increase productivity and efficiency and help us to understand and prepare the life skills required for an increasingly fast paced world.
As an Eco School, Bangkok Prep has continued to develop our sustainable practices and we are incredibly proud to have installed a large quantity of solar panels at our Secondary Campus. These panels produce an excess of energy during certain periods of the year. This enables our school to provide renewable energy to other businesses within the T77 complex.
As a committed Green Flag Eco school, Bangkok Prep will be the first International School in Thailand to have a SHARGE Electric Vehicle charging station for use with all electric vehicles with any type of connection. In addition to that, there will be two #BMW #i3s Battery Electric Vehicle available to use at the Secondary campus.
The success of our sustainability milestone lies with the students’ drive and enthusiasm through both eco and social practice, which is embedded in Bangkok Prep’s life values through ongoing projects and initiatives that have a great impact on the community around them, at school and beyond.
We are delighted to announce that in line with Bangkok Prep values and being the first International School in Thailand to be awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag award, we have now rolled out our new recycling bins around school. These are clearly marked and allow the separation of plastics, cans and other waste products. This is also a fantastic way to teach our children about the importance of taking care of our planet. Thank you to the IVL Foundation for your support with this.
Bangkok Prep is the first and only school in Thailand to have work with Trash Lucky – a recycling center. And together launched “Growing Green,” a School Recycling Program where students can learn about 3R’s and recycle UHT cartons and more! Students were thrilled to recycle and win prizes!
Students were happy to see trash!? They are happy because this pile of trash is full of recyclable waste that has been sorted by their own and their parents. Since rolling out our School Recycling Program, many kids have told us that they want to start recycling and prevent the leakage of plastic and other waste from entering the ocean and harming their sea animal friends.
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Bangkok Prep Secondary Campus
77 Sukhumvit 77, Vadhana