Doha College is riding a high environmental wave, having recently renewed its Secondary School Green Flag, obtained its first Primary School Green Flag and won at this year’s Qatar Sustainability Awards.
The school is taking another step towards a cleaner environment as it teams up with Dulsco Qatar and officially opened a recycling centre outside its campus in Al Waab. The inauguration was also attended by representatives from the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, and Bein Sports.
The centre – refurbished by Dulsco and decorated with environmentally-themed art produced by Doha College students, will segregate recyclable waste into paper, aluminium, plastics and cardboard. The Secondary School has an Eco-School Committee and the Primary School has an ‘Eco-Warrior’ selected from each year group who champion environmentally-friendly attitudes and support drives such as recycling and composting, as well as monitor the use of electricity, single-use and disposable products and more. The students will also manage the recycling process made possible by the newly opened centre.
Dulsco Qatar CEO Colin Gilpin, who was present at the ceremony, said that they too, are committed to inspiring change and ensuring sustainability.
The Recycling Centre was established to educate and motivate our community to take responsibility for their actions, be it through the students’ artwork on the walls or the collection and segregation of recyclables. We are honoured to be working on initiatives that are aligned with Qatar’s 2030 National Vision.’
Doha College Principal Dr Steffen Sommer was delighted with the opening of the Recycling Centre and praised the work of staff and students who continually put in efforts to make the school ‘greener’. He again pointed out their commitment to continue on an environmental education, so that the young generation remain aware of their impact to the world.
Staff and students strive to foster an ethos of reduce, reuse and recycle within our community, and the new Recycling Centre will certainly go a long way towards achieving this goal.’
To find out more about the Eco School programme and the environmental education at Doha College, check out their website at dohacollege.com.