“The future will either be green or not at all.”
– Bob Brown
With protection of the environment as one of the founding principles of our school, environmental studies form an integral pillar of the education students receive at Futuro Verde. Our students in all grade levels are fortunate to have classes in their schedule focused on environmental education, classes in which they learn to respect and care for the environment and participate in community and school based projects. Furthermore, each classroom teacher assures integration of environmental themes into their specific subject area. These efforts combine with school initiatives focused on the following important aspects of environmental stewardship and protection to make Futuro Verde truly an environmental school of the future:
- Green certification of the school through Bandera Azul Ecológica
- A school-wide recycling center open to the community
- Regular beach clean-ups in our surrounding beach communities
- School-wide digital initiatives to reduce our use of paper
A committee of teachers, parents, students and administrators forms the team that has led our school in securing the prestigious designation of Bandera Azul Ecológica with an impressive 4 out of 5 stars. The process requires a series of commitments on the part of the school: water conservation, energy conservation, clean bathrooms and school beautification, among others.
Recycling Program at FV
We are currently collaborating with a recycling initiative out of Paquera in order to assure our recyclables complete the full circle of being recycled, from collection to the recycling plan. The following materials are able to be recycled at school: Tetra Pak, glass, plastic, aluminum and cans.
Specific Environmental Projects by Grade Level
Guardians of the domestic animals – the worm bin and the chickens
Guardians of the plants
Guardians of the water
Guardians of the air
Guardians of the wild animals
Botanic garden, hanging gardens
Community graduation projects – garbage cans for Cóbano
With the focus on community service, FV participates in regular beach clean-ups. Our environmental community partners help us in these efforts: ICE, Water Keeper and Estación de Montezuma, among others. We invite all to collaborate with us, to enjoy a fun filled morning with school friends and community partners and to do your part to care for our beautiful local beaches.
Environmental Education Blog
The big day is almost here...the first annual Sustainable Solutions Fair hosted by Futuro Verde students on Saturday, December 2nd from 9am to 2pm! All of our students, grades pre-K through 11th, have been working very hard on developing innovative projects and they...
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Do you know how to determine the water quality of a river? What parameters should you take into account? What equipment do you need to carry out the analysis? Four students from Futuro Verde inquired about these questions in the month of June 2017. Together...
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As Earth Day approaches on April 22nd, Futuro Verde will hold a unique fundraiser to benefit both the environment and the completion of our multimedia center. Multiple Futuro Verde board members, parents and community supporters will choose an environmental charity of...
On April 22nd we celebrate Earth Day, a day entirely dedicated to nature and all its ecosystems, to the protection of our natural resources and to finding sustainable solutions to mitigate the pollution of our planet. The prosperity of every community on earth...
A blog to document the amazing work done at Futuro Verde in our Environmental Education department.
Futuro Verde is one of the few educational institutions in the region awarded with the Ecological Blue Flag 5 of 5 stars. With this program, Futuro Verde is certified as a school committed to the environment and the community, developing projects that promote...
We are celebrating our green certification- Bandera Azul Ecológica with 4 of 5 stars! Please join us to raise this beautiful flag on February 23rd, 3.15 pm at...