Our Eco Journey

Kidz Village International Kindergarten’s commitment to environmental sustainability is further strengthened through the adoption of Eco-Schools Programme from the World Wild Fund For Nature (WWF). We started our eco-journey when the school opened its doors in 2013 with the school’s initiative of creating a sustainable environment through engaging projects for our young learners. We aim to strengthen our commitment by joining the Eco-Schools program. The Kidz Village community is currently working towards earning the Eco-Schools Green Flag in 2025.

What is an Eco-School?

Eco-Schools Programme is an environmental education programme for sustainable environmental management in a school. There are more than 50,000 schools in 67 member countries around the world implementing this programme.

The programme gives an opportunity for children to understand the importance of nature and environment, to learn about environmental management, and to make a change for the sustainable future.

The Eco-Schools programme is an international environmental education programme; offering a well-defined, controllable way for schools to take environmental issue from the curriculum and apply them to the regular activities in school. The Eco-Schools is operated in 67 countries world-wide; sharing the same methodology and concept. The Eco-schools is identified by the Eco-Schools logo and Green Flag.

Achieving our goals, one step at a time...

The programme embeds UNESCO’s Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) framework and follows a 7-step approach. This helps schools and student committees to delve deeper into environmental topics and work on solution-based actions, to drive tangible change and improve their school’s environmental footprint.

The Eco-Schools 7 steps methodology is a series of  carefully engineered measures  to help schools maximise the success of their Eco-School ambitions. The method involves a wide diversity of individuals from the school community – with students playing a primary role in the process.

The most important aspect for schools to remember is that every school is different and it is therefore critical that a school fits the seven steps around its circumstances and situation and NOT try to fit the school into the seven steps.

Our Environmental Review Team has conducted a review covering 9 topics as shown here. The results of the review were discussed and 3 urgent issues were selected by the Kidz Village Review Team for the Kidz Village community to vote on the top 2 issues. 

The urgent issues that Kidz Village community voted for are “Litter Reduction & Recycling” as a primary issue and “Reducing Unsustainable Materials” as a secondary issue which are our main focus topics for the academic year 2023/2024. We have developed an Action Plan regarding the 2 chosen issues including objectives, targets, activity details, and duration.

Litter Reduction & Recycling

Objectives:

  1. Reducing litter around and within the school grounds.
  2. Ensuring that all reusable or recyclable items are managed properly by the staff and students.

Targets:

  1. Removal of all litter leading to and around the school entrance, and inside of the campus.
  2. Establish a waste management system to reduce general waste (mainly food, tissue and other paper products) by 50%.

Duration:

Now until May 2024

Reducing Unsustainable Materials

Objectives:

  1. Ensuring that staff and students are mindful of the materials that they bring and leave at school.
  2. Identifying and reducing the purchasing of unsustainable items used for the school.

Targets:

  1. Zero unsustainable materials left at school by the staff and students.
  2. A 50% reduction in unsustainable materials purchased and / or used by the school.

Duration:

Ongoing with re-evaluation in February 2024

Taking Action

We are now implementing activities that will allow us to achieve our objectives as best possible. We believe that our ambitious goals can be reached with the following activities:

  • Participating in the Green Shelter Project – Collecting used milk bottles to be recycled into construction materials to help natural disaster victims.
  • Developing a comprehensive, school-wide recycling program.
  • Creating an on-campus litter and waste reduction campaign.

Meet Our Committee

 

Occupation: 

  • President and Founder of Kidz Village International Kindergarten
  • Managing Director of Siam Bangna Land Co.,Ltd.. (The Royal Golf & Country Club, Lat Krabang)
  • Association Committee of Thammasat Association
  • Alumni President of the Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy,  Committee of Thammasat Business School Alumni Association 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree, Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy, Thammasat University

 

“Children are the Power Voice who will lead and encourage adults to maintain Eco-Schools practices successfully.”

 

Occupation:

  • Head of School at Kidz Village International Kindergarten

Education: 

  • Post Graduate Degree in Early Years Education
  • Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Management
  • Master’s Degree in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

 

“I believe that by empowering our young students to learn how to better take care of the environment they will be role models to other children and be a future generation of ecologically minded citizens.”

Occupation:  

  • Dean of Environment Faculty, Kasetsart University.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science
  • Head of the Project for Monitoring of Near-Surface Meteorological Characteristics and Air Pollution for Thailand

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree – B.Sc. (General Science), Kasetsart University
  • Master’s Degree – M.Sc. (Environmental Science) Kasetsart University
  • Doctoral Degree – Ph.D. (Air Pollution) University of Hertfordshire, UK

 

“The Eco-schools project will be a starting point to cultivate our Kidz Village children to be more aware about issues affecting the environment and it will become their habits that they will carry on when they become adults.”

Occupation:

  • Retired

Education:

  • Master of Science

 

“ Adopting Eco-Schools programme will instil a sense of responsibility and cultivate a sustainable mindset for our children”

Occupation:

  • Electrical Engineer

Education:

  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University

 

“Children can live in a good environment and they realise how to maintain a good environment”

Occupation:

  • Business Owner

Education:

  • Master degree in Supply Chain and Logistics


“This Eco-Schools programme will teach our children to care for nature and help save natural resource by reduce, reuse, and recycle

Occupation:

  • Businessman

Education:

  • BBA, Marketing

 

“Eco schools program is a good opportunity for all students to become active citizens, improving their school and community.”