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Programme sparks green passion in students

Eighty-five students from eight educational institutions participated in a ‘School Green Day’ programme, sponsored by Deloitte Brunei and curated by Curious Mind, at St Andrew’s School recently.

The programme, in collaboration with the Brunei business community, sought to create awareness on climate solutions through educating students to be more environmentally aware and responsible.

During the programme, students focused on the fundamentals of climate change and factors contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. Students worked in groups to brainstorm sustainable practices for their schools, communities and homes.

The programme stressed the urgent need for responsible consumption, particularly in the Sultanate, ranked as the second-highest waste per capita nation in ASEAN.

One of the highlights was a practical workshop centred on repurposing plastic materials, underscoring the impact of waste on the environment.

Among the participating schools were St Andrew’s School, St George’s School, Sultan Muhammad Jamalul Alam Secondary School, Chung Hwa Middle School, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Institute of Brunei Technical Education and Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah College.

Deloitte’s World Climate programme commits to responsible climate choices, aligning with the Paris Climate Accords and striving for a 1.5-degree Celsius temperature increase limit.

The firm aims to set long-term emission reduction targets by 2030, collaborating globally for environmental sustainability and societal change.

An activity in session during the School Green Day programme. PHOTO: DELOITTE BRUNEI
ABOVE & BELOW: Partner of Deloitte Brunei, Haji Zulfariq bin Haji Zainuddin presents the Most Innovative Recycling Products and Most Functional Recycling Products awards to the winning teams; the judges deliberating the students items; and a group photo with the students, teachers and curators. PHOTO: DELOITTE BRUNEI