BECOMING AN ECO-SCHOOL

American School of Valencia is committed to sharing the global responsibility of supporting an environmentally sensitive approach to adopting and implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

ASV’s goal is to integrate the SDGs through a whole-school approach through raising awareness, explicitly teaching about sustainability and each person’s impact in a global environment and to implement initiatives that align with SDGs. Learn more about this plan, how it is being developed and what is coming.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and to ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

There are 17 SDGs which are integrated—they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Learn more about the goals by visiting the UN official SDG portal.

Sustainable Development Goals

The ASV SDG Implementation Plan

The SDG Implementation Plan is comprehensive and is being implemented based on the resources the school has available to it, over a series of years and across a broad spectrum of areas: curriculum, infrastructure, professional development, etc.

The following timeline summarizes the actions done since the 2021-2022 academic year and what is coming.

  • 2021-2022

    New mural featuring the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    Water Bottle Filling Station installed and piloted in the Athletic Center

    Grade 10: French-German - AGENDA 2030

  • 2022-2023

    Photovoltaic Plant (October)

    Implementation across the school curriculum:  CAS PROJECT - IMPACT (Grade 11), Computer Science - UP! (Grades 9-10 and STEAM) and ASV Sustainable Summit (Grade 10)

    Eco-Committee created

  • 2023-2024

    Waste Management Audit + Action Plan

    Eco-Committee Open Forum

The ASV Eco-Committee

The Eco-Committee is the driving force behind the Eco-Schools process and will represent the ideas of the whole school.
  • It is student-led The Eco Committee ensures that the entire school knows about Eco-Schools and receives regular updates
  • Composition can be: Students/Teachers/The Principal/Non-Teaching Staff (e.g. Secretary, Caretaker, Cleaner) /Parents/Members of the Board of Management/interested and relevant members of the wider community
  • The Eco Committee meets regularly (once a month) to discuss environmental and social actions for the school
  • Eco-School Certification

    ASV plans to be certified with the Eco-schools certification.

    ASV Green Stories