The word “Sustainability” is a combination of “sustain” and “ability”. It is the property of biological systems to remain diverse and productive indefinitely. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are the examples of sustainable biological systems.
Sustainability can be defined as the study of how natural systems function, remain diverse and produce everything it needs for the ecology to remain in balance. It also acknowledges that human civilization takes resources to sustain our modern way of life.
Sustainability is a broad discipline, giving students insights into almost all the aspects of the human world from business to technology to environment and the social sciences. The core skills with which our students learn from this unit is to drastically reduce carbon emissions and discover and develop the technologies of the future for the mission.
As part of the concluded unit on “Sustainability of Resources” of under the Trans-Disciplinary theme – Sharing the Planet, Oakridge, one of the top IB Schools in Bangalore Grade IV students supported this, with their own research. They came up with presentations, gathered fun facts and decided on the choices that need to make as responsible citizens of the earth, to help sustain the resources of the Mother Earth. They created colorful and meaningful posters and took out a Rally as their Action to spread awareness for the need to plant trees, reduce, reuse and recycle resources, ways to lower vehicular pollution for sustainability of resources.