SUSTAINABILITY MOVEMENT- Saint Mary's Orthodox College

November 21, 2018

A team of volunteers from Dar Al Handasah - Beirut office Joined the Sustainability Movement 2018 Campaign to work on a Sustainability & Environmental awareness project at "Saint Mary's Orthodox College" . 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
Energy and/or water conservation
Educated on sustainable skills and practices
Educated on sustainability knowledge

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 one hands on activities focusing on: Activity-passively cooled homes

Activity 1: Teenagers was involved energy theme activity-passively cooled homes. Students were divided into teams working as an efficiency contractors to design a model house that emphasizes passive cooling activity techniques. Each group has an assortment of materials with priced costs such as white roof coating(1,000$), brick roofing($1,500), roof insulation($1,500), wall insulation($2,000), sunshade($1,500), and shade trees($500). These teams must stay within 4,000$ total budget the client has given you. A baseline house with No enhancements was reserved to simulate the classical inefficient homes.
A testing platform table was prepared with connected digital thermometers. Upon finishing the thermal enhancement, teams will place their proposed module houses in the allocated testing platform together with the baseline unenhanced module. A three minute heat emission (infrared Lamp) sun simulator is performed here indoor temperature is recorded before & after the experiment.By the end the volunteers will discuss the results and elaborate on each of the methods used to improve the thermal performance. The teams with Lower temperate rise is the winner.

The event ended by a briefing session were all participating students received a certificate for participation for the great involvement and commitment.