Genki Environmental Initiatives
Genki Japanese and Culture School is committed to reducing our impact on the environment, and using our position as a leader in the Japanese language field to promote environmental consideration among all related stakeholders. This page lists some of the actions we are taking, and the initiatives we support. We constantly reassess these initiatives to further strengthen them. Many of these initiatives were begun in April 2022, though some started earlier.
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Harm Reduction Measures
We track resource usage, and commit to reducing usage on a per-student basis each year. Resources tracked include electricity, water, paper, travel, and trash.
We recycle to the maximum extent.
We provide multiple trash cans in each location. Trash is divided into the following categories for recycling:
- Plastics and glass
- Metals and ceramics
- Paper and cardboard
- Computers and electronics
- Resale items
We track the amount of trash generated, and try to reduce on a per-student basis.
We repair items where feasible.
We use non-toxic products wherever possible, including cleaning products.
Our curriculum and courses include environmental education topics where relevant.
Our student activities include environmental awareness activities such as beach cleanups, tours of sustainable farms, etc.
We provide guidance to our homestay families and accommodation providers about environmental practices when hosting students.
We buy environmentally friendly and sustainable products where alternatives exist at similar cost/quality.
We buy locally produced items where alternatives exist at similar cost/quality.
We avoid buying disposable items.
We provide cups/mugs for students, and water filters on faucets, to reduce the use of bottled drinks.
We provide cutlery/tableware for staff, to reduce staff use of disposable items.
We provide an area at our schools for students to leave unneeded items for other students to take.
We work with environmental organizations such as WWOOF Japan.
We encourage staff and students to use public transport or bicycles to commute.
We use an online Learning Management System for some student homework and class materials, and provide digital devices to teachers, to reduce paper usage. Classrooms use digital whiteboard technology.
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