Sustainable development is a challenge in its various aspects, and our role as an educator is to train individuals who are aware of their responsibilities in relation to environmental, economic, social, and cultural sustainability, and who are capable of promoting actions to preserve and conserve the planet, renew resources, expand education, and improve the living conditions of the society of which they are members.
Beacon, in partnership with Reconectta, aims to promote a program that develops the culture and values of sustainability in schools, so that the pedagogical project brings students and schools closer to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the global agenda launched by the UN (United Nations), which defines priorities and promotes actions that contribute to sustainable development until 2030.
Students plant, care for, and harvest plants in a vegetable garden, learn how organic waste composting works, and have the opportunity to make themselves and the community aware of the most appropriate way to separate and reuse the waste produced.
We inform, educate, and develop concepts and practices for sustainable development in the organization. Educators and employees participate in constant training and meetings on topics related to sustainability to promote commitment actions as agents of change in the world we live in.
We continually seek new technologies and more sustainable processes to reduce energy, water, waste, and food waste.
We work together with BCA (Beacon Community in Action) conducting several campaigns throughout the year, including the 'Solidarity Closet', where we collect used uniforms and send them to those in need, and the 'New Notebook', which consists of producing new notebooks from donated notebooks with blank sheets. We also carry out several actions to raise awareness and mobilize the whole community to build a sustainable future.
The selective waste collection, implemented throughout the school, is committed to giving a more responsible destination to what we produce. We have an internal compost bin so that the students can actively participate in the process of composting the waste produced in the snacks. The remaining organic waste is sent for external composting.
We make available to the whole community a permanent channel to receive special waste for recycling, such as plastic caps, writing instruments, cleaning sponges, batteries, as well as campaigns throughout the year, where the selective waste is forwarded to specialized Cooperatives and NGOs.