In a world fractured by the effects of environmental degradation and economic crises, it is easy to forget that cultures of Environmental Peace depend on mutual understanding and equitable management of our natural resources. The real movement from the grassroots up can only happen if these two core issues are addressed. It was on this holistic approach that Green Living Association was founded.
These 2 principles have strengthened Green Living Association as the largest movement for Environmental Peace by the Green Ambassadors (collective word for the school as well as college students) and their Supporters. After the successful completion of the foremost five yearly ‘KARE’ Campaign, in 2012, GLA has extended its sphere and approach with the start of the CARE (Collective Action to Restore Environment) Campaign. This campaign will end in 2016 with its extended approach of firstly adding the segment of college and university students in the educational campaign and secondly pointing its direction from theoretical to practical aspects of Environmental Peace. The objective of this campaign is to extending the sphere of Environmental Education to approximately 200,000 Green Angels and their 800,000 supporters by engaging them to innovative activities for Environmental Peace. Eventually the objectives of the CARE Campaign are linked to the GLA’s ultimate objective of extending the education of Environmental Peace to each Pakistani by the year 2020.
It is therefore hoped that the CARE Campaign for Environmental Peace, after making necessary partnerships with the stakeholders, will become the single largest mode of positive change in the society.
My Garden Quiz
My Garden Quiz was the practical activity designed for the school students in their 1st to 12th educational grades. Before the Quiz, GLA provided the Green Ambassadors and their supporters with the Guidebooks of their respective categories.
Category 1; Students from 1st to 3rd grades
Focus: the Garden Bugs
Category 2; Students from 4th to 7th grades
Focus: Planning My garden
Category 3; Students from 8th to 12th Grade
Focus: Soil and Composting
Thousands of Green Ambassadors from varied schools and their campuses across the country participated in the Quiz with their over two hundred thousand supporters in making the Quiz a mega success. After the assessment of the Quiz Sheets Green Living presented to the winners with recognition; at least one recognition to each participant. Find below the announcement of the winners by GLA.
Green Living Association thanks all participants of ‘My Garden Quiz’, the schools’ administers, the students and their families for their commitment to extend useful Environmental Education to the grown up people through the students.
We present sincere greetings to all winners. Since we consider each participant of the Quiz a winner, due to his/ her wonderful participation for a cause of Environmental Peace, therefore we present recognition to all participants of the Green Activity.
Viewing the Green Quiz from this perspective we realize that the attractive and colorful prizes and awards to the higher performers of the Quiz are just the minor part of the greater plan focusing to extend the useful Environmental Education to each Pakistani by the year 2020.
This time we have significantly increased the number of national prizes than already announced prizes in making the event more charming and fascinating for the participants. Consequently, among the prizes of Star Green Angels one LCD monitor has been increased in making 5 prizes in this category. Moreover a category of Bright Green Angels has been added to announce 10 more prizes of Mobile Phones. (Please see the list of prizes below).
Below are given the names of the National Winners and their respective campuses.
Name of the Winner
|Kamish Merchant||Beaconhouse School SystemN. Nazimabad Primary 1 Branch||The First Crown Green Angel (the Top Winner) to win a Euro-Study-Trip/ OR Rs. 100,000 CASH Prize with Crown Shield|
|Mohammad Arsal||The City School SystemJinnah Campus Hyderabad||Crown Green Angel to win a Laptop and the Crown Shield|
|Zoriaz Khalid||Roots School System Rawalpindi Head Office||Crown Green Angel to win a Laptop and the Crown Shield|
|Abdur Rahman Arif||Aitchison College Junior School Lahore||Crown Green Angel to win a Laptop and the Crown Shield|
|M. Shayaan Ahmed||LACAS School System Pre-School Johar Town Lahore||Star Green Angel to win an LCD Monitor along with the Star Shield|
|M. Uzair Bhatti||St. Mary’s Academy Rawalpindi||Star Green Angel to win an LCD Monitor along with the Star Shield|
|Raba Amin||Beaconhouse School SystemGulshan Middle 1 Karachi||Star Green Angel to win an LCD Monitor along with the Star Shield|
|Bilawal Gulzar||Beaconhouse School SystemPrimay Branch Satellite Town Rawalpindi||Star Green Angel to win an LCD Monitor along with the Star Shield|
|Muhammad Ali Javid||Beaconhouse School SystemKhyber Campus Peshawar||Star Green Angel to win an LCD Monitor along with the Star Shield|
|M. Ibrahim Khan||The City School SystemCapital Campus Islamabad||Bright Green Angel to win a Mobile Phone along with the Bright Shield|
|Hajra Khurram||Lahore Grammar School (Senior Branch) Ghalib Market Lahore||Bright Green Angel to win a Mobile Phone along with the Bright Shield|
|Ammar Ahmed Siddiqui||Beaconhouse School SystemGulshan Primary 3 Branch||Bright Green Angel to win a Mobile Phone along with the Bright Shield|
|Yashfeen Sheikh||The City School SystemLarkana Campus||Bright Green Angel to win a Mobile Phone along with the Bright Shield|
|Mariam Nazir||Beaconhouse School SystemMain Campus Multan||Bright Green Angel to win a Mobile Phone along with the Bright Shield|
|Areesh Malik||The City School SystemGulshan Prep Girls Campus Karachi||Bright Green Angel to win a Mobile Phone along with the Bright Shield|
|Alina Atiq||Beaconhouse School SystemMargalla Campus Islamabad||Bright Green Angel to win a Mobile Phone along with the Bright Shield|
|Abdullah Tahseen||Beaconhouse School SystemPrimary Branch Civil Lines Rawalpindi||Bright Green Angel to win a Mobile Phone along with the Bright Shield|
|M. Soban Ahmed||Beaconhouse School SystemWah Cantt||Bright Green Angel to win a Mobile Phone along with the Bright Shield|
|Hammad Samnani||Beaconhouse School SystemPrimary 3, N. Nazimabad Branch Karachi||Bright Green Angel to win a Mobile Phone along with the Bright Shield|