SUSTAINABILITY MOVEMENT- Evolution International School

November 19, 2018

A team of volunteers from Dar Al Handasah - Cairo office Joined the Sustainability Movement 2018 Campaign to work on a Sustainability & Environmental awareness project at "Evolution International School" . The team worked on a set plan to provide the largest possible impact on the Students. The day of service starts with an interactive presentation covering the main environmental and sustainability opportunities encountered on a daily basis, followed by a hands-on activity to motivate students to become future green leaders.


Students attended


Staff attended


Additional Volunteers attended


Students will be impacted this year

Intended impact of project

Reduced environmental impact
Improved occupant health & performance
Increased environmental & sustainability literacy
Reduce landfill waste

Impact of project

Environmental and habitat restoration
Waste reduction
Improved school nutrition
Educated on sustainable skills and practices
Educated on sustainability knowledge
Educated about sustainability careers

More impact of project

The event started with an interactive presentation which ensured the students have an understanding on the types of Pollution and how to THINK GREEN & ACT GREEN. the students then were distributed in to smaller groups to work on three hands on activities focusing on : Waste Reuse & Planting & Efficient Irrigation Systems

Activity 1: (GREEN PYRAMID) An innovative project were a wooden pyramid was designed to be a planted with plastic bottles & a smart drip irrigation system, the Green Pyramid is a Iconic identity of Sustainable Egypt. Students participated in installation of full irrigation system including hoses, fittings and drippers on a wooden pyramidal structure. Then students formed out of the old plastic bottles a flower bed and planted a selection of Native edible plants, after then hung bottles adjacent to irrigation drippers on the wooden pyramidal structure (we named it a green pyramid as an icon in Egypt).Eventually, students connected the irrigation hoses to an irrigation water supply source allowing sustainable automatic irrigation for the plants.

Activity 2: Students decorated white boards with colored bottle caps to write and draw green quotes and sketches.

Activity 3: (PLANTING) Planting in old tires, students formed out of the old decorated tires a flower bed and then planted a selection of Native plants.

The event ended by a briefing session were all participating students received a sustainable (reusable) shopping bag. Students promised to stop using the plastic bags and will encourage there parents to use the reusable bags when they go shopping, student received a certificate for participation for the great involvement and commitment.