The concern for ecological sustainability in LJSS will be demonstrated in a variety of ways.
Some areas of attention will include:
1. Location – the site has good natural drainage and the buildings will be situated so that sun and wind are taken into account for optimal learning environment.
2. Basic construction – soil-based bricks will be used, not kiln-fired bricks which destroy scarce trees.
3. Natural vegetation – trees will be planted around the campus and cared for by students.
4. Water – recycling and optimal waste disposal techniques will be employed.
5. Solar – water heating and electrical storage will be promoted.
6. Carbon footprints – these will be regularly monitored.
7. Curriculum – ecological concerns and ethics will be integrated into courses.
8. Service programmes – students and staff will attend to local ecological concerns in the required service agenda in local communities.
In endorsing our commitment to build LJSS, Father General Adolfo Nicolas stated, “One of the best ways to serve the present is to give hope for the future and Loyola Jesuit Secondary School will serve the needs of the present youth who are surely the future hope of Malawi.”
We believe that promoting Ecological sustainability is central to that present commitment and to that future hope!
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