Photo Credit: Zayed Future Energy Prize
We are so honoured to announce that we won the Zayed Future Energy Prize in the Global High Schools Category at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi on January 16.
Pak Noan was there with Grade 10 student Mikel Guiterriz and his father to collect the award, which was presented by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
The cash prize of USD 100,000 will go towards a project to build a 32 kWh battery bank using used mobile phone and laptop batteries collected in Bali, and install a 10 kWp PV system to increase the School’s renewable energy generation capacity from 24% to 40%.
The project will take advantage of Green School’s hands-on, community and projects-based learning approach and help in the following ways:
Reduce Indonesia’s growing electronic waste problem
Green School Bali to get off the grid by providing 15,700 kWh/year energy, saving a third of the current CO2 emissions (11tCO2 from 33tCO2/year)
Students, the community and other schools will learn about renewable energy and e-waste, working in conjunction with our waste management social enterprise KemBali and build students skills and confidence to make a difference
Along with Green School’s bio-diesel school bus initiative (BioBus), waste management enterprise (KemBali), productive gardens, composting toilets, renewable energy systems and bamboo buildings, the addition of the battery bank project will continue to position us at the vanguard of learning for sustainability. Students will play a pivotal role in the project, consistent with the Green School Bali student-centred learning philosophy and focus on hands-on, project-based learning.
Watch Green School Bali’s entry video here which was shot here at school back in November 2016.
Read the full press release here