Asker International School (AIS) is a cetified Eco-Lighthouse organisation.
AIS is currently reapplying for our certificate for our new facilities.
Being an Eco-Lighouse organisation helps AIS keep a strong focus on our environmental footprint. We are required to track energy and waste quantities and endeavour to reduce our footprint wherever possible.
Asker International School aslo tries to encourage our partners to become Eco-Lighthouse organisations. We are mindful or our providers and try to look for opportunities to make business decisions with the environment in mind.
Waste at AIS
Below you will find some charts providing an overview of our waste. Our largest source of waste is paper and plastic. We are trying to reduce this number. We have comparatively low levels of food waste due to our focus in sustainability in food and nutrition lessons and the fact that we do not have a cantine in school.
Asker International School asks for input on climate and environmental efforts
Asker International School wants to contribute to a more sustainable world and will therefore take responsibility for our impact. An important part of our efforts is to be Eco-Lighthouse certified. This means that we have established an environmental management system that guides our climate and environmental work and helps us to improve continuously. The certification also contains specific requirements for the following topics: work health and safety, waste/reuse, energy, procurement, and transport. Every year, we report activity data which results in a greenhouse gas account, as well as results and statistics. This information provides a good overview of progress and potential for improvement, and is made publicly available.
Part of the Eco-Lighthouse certification addresses the interaction between companies and society. Customers, partners and other stakeholders are therefore invited to provide input on how the climate and environmental impact of our goods / services can be improved. The input gives us useful insight on what needs and expectations you have for Asker International School in the coming years.
Plans for our climate and environmental efforts:
Overall efforts are led by policy/policies for climate, environment, and work health and safety
Reducing Paper in the PYP
Strategy: Psykososialt Miljø
Service and Action
In order to achieve the goals, following measures need to be implemented:
Review purchasing with sustainability and reuse in mind. Related SDG Goal: 11
Look at how digitalisation can minimise paper waste. Related SDG Goal:11, 12
Limit overseas purchasing in an effort to reduce the organisation’s extended carbon footprint. Related SDG Goal: 11
Waste, recycling and reuse
Ensure that waste sorting is clearly labelled and distributes throughout the school. Related SDG Goal:11, 12
Ensure the student population have a role to play in waste reduction. Related SDG Goal:4, 11
Look for opportunities to embed waste management as part of the curriculum. Related SDG Goal: 4, 11
Encourage the use of public transport for field trips. Related SDG Goal: 12
Encourage the use of public transport for delivery and collection at AIS: 12
Endeavour to minimise the use of lighting when not needed. Related SDG Goal: 12
Endeavour to safeguard our environment of equality and acceptance. Related SDG Goal: 3,4,5
We look forward to working together for a more sustainable world,