Sustainable Students Club
Following a community development approach, we started a student sustainability group at Colegio San Nicolas in Aruba.
The group is aimed at supporting students to think about sustainability in a systematic way, and to guide them in planning and carrying out their own projects.
We first showcased DIY clean-tech systems at the school to garner interest from students on clean-tech design and do-it-yourself technologies. The exhibition included:
- renewable energy (solar cooker)
- waste management and food (urine nutrient capture)
- water (biofilters)
Currently, a group of 16 students is working on their first project, a school greenhouse, to produce food locally, make efficient use of wasted water, and improve the visibility of sustainability on campus.