Dettol Climate Resilient School in Uttarakhand
On World Environment Day, Reckitt inaugurated the inaugural Dettol Climate Resilient School in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, as part of its Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign. This initiative aims to provide schools with the necessary tools and knowledge to build climate-resilient communities. Uttarakhand is highly susceptible to the negative impacts of climate change due to various factors like melting glaciers, population growth, seismic activities, and excessive exploitation of natural resources.
Aligned with the vision of the Government of India, Dettol Climate Resilient Schools will empower children and recognise them as climate champions, who will act as catalysts in creating climate-resilient communities. The initiative will also focus on impact democratisation, building children parliament on climate, through STEM labs, that will focus on efficient ways of preserving flora and fauna.
About the Dettol Climate Resilient School
- The Dettol Climate Resilient School in Uttarkashi is the first of four schools planned for development in Uttarakhand, with the others situated in Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. These schools will serve as role models for sustainable practices and motivate future generations to take proactive measures.
- The Dettol Climate Resilient School project is part of Reckitt’s flagship campaign, Dettol Banega Swasth India, and aligns with the LiFE (Lifestyle for the Environment) framework introduced by India at the Glasgow summit in 2021.
- The initiative focuses on educating and empowering the younger generation to become climate champions, driving positive change in their communities. By integrating sustainability practices into the curriculum, the project aims to reduce carbon footprint, enhance energy efficiency, and promote awareness about climate change among students, teachers, and the wider community.
- The Dettol Climate Resilient School project is aligned with the National Education Policy of the Government of India, which recognizes the role of schools in holistic development and social change. The project focuses on three key aspects: the campus, collaboration, and curriculum. By incorporating sustainable practices into all aspects of school life, including infrastructure, partnerships, and educational content, the project aims to create a lasting impact on the environment and the students.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Uttarakhand Founded: 9 November 2000;
- Uttarakhand Chief minister: Pushkar Singh Dhami;
- Uttarakhand Official tree: Rhododendron arboreum;
- Uttarakhand Capitals: Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer).